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Cult of Dionysus

The Cult of Dionysus was associated with satyrs and sileni, its characteristic symbols were the bull, the serpent, tigers/leopards, the ivy, the wine. The Dionysia and Lenaia festivals in Athens were dedicated to Dionysus, as well as the Phallic processions. Initiates worshipped him in the Dionysian Mysteries, which were comparable to and linked with the Orphic Mysteries, may have influenced Gnosticism. Orpheus was said to have invented the Mysteries of Dionysus; the Cult of Dionysus traces back to at least Mycenaean Greece, since his name is found on Mycenean Linear B tablets as, di-wo-nu-so. Dionysus is shown riding a leopard, wearing a leopard skin, or in a chariot drawn by panthers, may be recognized by the thyrsus he carries. Besides the grapevine and its wild barren alter-ego, the toxic ivy plant, both sacred to him, the fig was his symbol; the pinecone that tipped his thyrsus linked him to Cybele. Introduced into Rome from the Greek culture of southern Italy or by way of Greek-influenced Etruria, the bacchanalia were held in secret and attended by women only, in the grove of Simila, near the Aventine Hill, on 16 and 17 March.

Subsequently, admission to the rites were extended to men and celebrations took place five times a month. The notoriety of these festivals, where many kinds of crimes and political conspiracies were supposed to be planned, led in 186 BC to a decree of the Senate—the so-called Senatus consultum de Bacchanalibus, inscribed on a bronze tablet discovered in Calabria, now at Vienna—by which the Bacchanalia were prohibited throughout all Italy except in certain special cases which must be approved by the Senate. In spite of the severe punishment inflicted on those found in violation of this decree, the Bacchanalia were not stamped out, at any rate in the south of Italy, for a long time. Dionysus is equated with both Bacchus and Liber. Liber was a god of fertility and growth, married to Libera, his festival was the Liberalia, celebrated on 17 March, but in some myths the festival was held on 5 March. Dionysus sometimes has the epithet Acratophorus, by which he was designated as the giver of unmixed wine, worshipped at Phigaleia in Arcadia.

In Sicyon he was worshiped by the name Acroreites. As Bacchus, he carried the Latin epithet Adoneus, "Ruler". Aegobolus, "goat killer", was the name under which he was worshiped at Potniae in Boeotia; as Aesymnetes he was worshipped at Aroë and Patrae in Achaea. Another epithet was Bromios, "the thunderer" or "he of the loud shout"; as Dendrites, "he of the trees", he is a powerful fertility god. Dithyrambos is sometimes used to refer to him or to solemn songs sung to him at festivals. Eleutherios was an epithet for both Dionysus and Eros. Other forms of the god as that of fertility include the epithet in Samos and Lesbos Enorches. Augustine in City of God 6.9 credits Dionysus with being responsible for sexual relief, saying that he "liberates" men from semen during intercourse. Evius is an epithet of his used prominently in Euripides' play, The Bacchae. Iacchus an epithet of Dionysus, is associated with the Eleusinian Mysteries; the name Iacchus may come from iacchus, a hymn sung in honor of him.

With the epithet Liknites he is a fertility god connected with the mystery religions. A winnowing fan was similar to a shovel and was used to separate the chaff from the grain. In addition, Dionysus is known as Lyaeus as a god of relaxation and freedom from worry, as Oeneus he is the god of the wine press. In the Greek pantheon, Dionysus absorbs the role of Sabazios, a Phrygian deity. In the Roman pantheon, Sabazius became an alternate name for Bacchus. Apollonian and Dionysian Cult Theatre of Dionysus Friedrich Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy Jameson, Michael. "The Asexuality of Dionysus." Masks of Dionysus. Ed. Thomas H. Carpenter and Christopher A. Faraone. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1993. ISBN 0-8014-8062-0. 44–64. Kerényi, Dionysos: Archetypal Image of Indestructible Life, 1976. Smith, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1870, article on Dionysus, Dionysos cult Ancient Greek Theater Seaford, Richard. "Dionysos." New York: Routledge, 2006. Media related to Cult of Dionysus at Wikimedia Commons

Grimpoteuthis boylei

Grimpoteuthis boylei is a species of octopus known from only ten individuals. It is large, reaching a total length of 470 millimeters. Like all cirrates, it has a web over its arms and cirri between its suckers, as well as fins for swimming and a hard shell inside its mantle. G. boylei has a shell shaped like a saddle. G. boylei lives at abyssal depths of the Northeast Atlantic Ocean, more the Porcupine Abyssal Plain and the Porcupine Seabight. It lives near two other members of its genus, Grimpoteuthis challengeri and Grimpoteuthis discoveryi; the octopus is found between 4,848 meters deep. It is that G. boylei is demersal. While population size is unknown, G. boylei is classified as "Least Concern" because it lives at such extreme depths

Tom Olga

Tom Olga is a Papua New Guinea politician. He was the independent Governor of Western Highlands Province in the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea from 2007 to 2012. Olga, who comes from the Mul-Baiyer area, was a student leader at the University of Papua New Guinea during protests against government privatisation and land mobilisation policies in 2001 in which four students were killed in a police crackdown, he cited this as his reason for running for parliament when, in 2007, he challenged former Prime Minister Paias Wingti in his seat of Western Highlands Provincial. He was supported in his campaign by the Millennium Pack 2000, a group of provincial leaders supporting pro-development and anti-corruption initiatives, more than thirty local councillors. Olga campaigned on a platform of fighting government corruption and mismanagement and stemming the exploitation of the country's resources, he made an issue of the need for a new generation of leaders, contrasting his age of 32 with Wingti's advancing years.

The final result was close, with Wingti leading for most of the count, but losing to Olga on preferences in the final stage of counting. It was the last electorate to be declared, with Olga being announced as the winner on 6 August; the result was considered an upset, with the potential to end Wingti's thirty-year career in national politics. The result enraged some of Wingti's supporters, who retaliated by blocking roads in the region and digging up a major road into the city of Mount Hagen. Wingti subsequently filed a petition challenging the result with the Court of Disputed Returns on 17 August; this challenge has not yet been resolved. He was sworn in as the provincial governor on 22 August 2007. Olga's first act as governor was to advertise all acting public service positions in the province, including that of the provincial administrator, he pledged to increase government services to remote areas of the province. In January 2012, he joined Don Polye's new Triumph Heritage Empowerment Rural Party.

He was defeated in a rematch with Wingti at the 2012 election

Jersey City Armory

The Jersey City Armory is located at 678 Montgomery Street near McGinley Square in Jersey City, New Jersey. In addition to being a military training and mustering facility of the New Jersey National Guard, the WPA era armory has long been used as a sports arena for boxing and track and field events, more mixed martial arts. Under the auspices of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, the armory is leased to the city for community and political events and extracurricular sports programs, it has been used as a film studio. The armory was built to replace the previous Fourth Regiment Armory which had burned down in 1927. An arch at Pershing Field park in Jersey City Heights is a portion of the entrance façade from the previous armory; the Works Progress Administration project was completed in 1937, the same year the city's other big sports venue, the since demolished Roosevelt Stadium. The three-story beaux-arts structure features English Renaissance details with a granite base, brick exterior wall, terra cotta trim.

The massive interior is 175,000 square feet. Between 2005 and 2009 the armory underwent a $5.7 million refurbishment which included state-of-the-art running surface, a new basketball court, new lighting and a four-sided scoreboard as well installation of new locker rooms and restrooms. In 2010, the sidewalks around the armory were repaired; the New Jersey National Guard maintains 64 armories within 46 communities, as part of New Jersey Department of Military and Veteran Affairs. Some are used for non-military activities, such as the Teaneck Armory, home to the New Jersey Nets in their first season. Both the former and current armories in Jersey City have played an important role in Hudson County and New Jersey's pugilist past, which includes the 1921 Dempsey – Carpentier world heavyweight championship at Boyle's Thirty Acres; the current armory has hosted many bouts, including those with James J. Braddock, Sonny Liston, Chuck Wepner, aka Bayonne Bleeder. In a 1979 fund raiser for the Jersey City Medical Center Mayor of Jersey City Thomas F. X. Smith challenged Muhammad Ali to an exhibition bout, went three rounds before a crowd of 8,000.

In 2010, the first fight card in three decades returned to the Armory with the mixed martial arts Urban Conflict Championship. Trials for the World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup 2011 took place in February 2011; the arena has hosted basketball games, including those played by St. Anthony High School, ten-time winners of New Jersey's Tournament of Champions and considered one of the United States' top high school basketball teams; the school's long-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame coach, Bob Hurley, was instrumental in bringing about the renewal of the court and other renovations. Since 2005 the annual Dan Finn Classic, a day of basketball games, has taken place at the Armory; the event is in memory Dan Finn, a St. Peter's Preparatory School graduate who died in an accident and, as organ donor, was able to assist four other people after his death. Prior to the opening of the Yanitelli Center on its campus nearby, Saint Peter´s College used the venue for its home games, still uses the venue for high-profile games.

Many local and state track meets are held at the venue. Professional wrestling events produced by Jersey All Pro Wrestling have taken place in the arena as well. In 2004, the Armory was the site of memorial service for deceased Jersey City mayor Glenn Dale Cunningham attended by 5,000, where in 2007 his wife Sandra Bolden Cunningham launched her political career. In 2006, a funeral attended by thousands took place at the armory for Jersey City Police officer Robert Nguyen, he and his partner, Shawn Carson, had died on December 25 after their patrol car plunged in the Hackensack River from the Lincoln Highway Hackensack River Bridge which they were not informed had been opened. Along with traditional bagpipes, Buddhist monks participated in the ceremony, reflecting Nguyen's Vietnamese-American background; the floor space and height of the Armory has led to it being used as a temporary studio for many projects, including Robert De Niro's A Bronx Tale, the Faye Dunaway thriller Eyes Of Laura Mars, Laura Brannigan's music video "Self-Control", Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry, Terry Kinney's Diminished Capacity, A Perfect Murder by Andrew Davis.

And Jim Jarmusch's,Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai. The Jersey City Armory is located in the Journal Square district of the city, near the Art Deco Beacon complex. At the Journal Square Transportation Center, PATH rapid transit trains provide connections to Newark, Downtown Jersey City and Manhattan. Local bus connections to points in Hudson County and to the Port Authority Bus Terminal are nearby or at the train station. Montgomery – West Side buses pass the main entrance. On-site parking is not available. Schuetzen Park Paterson Armory National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey Google photos of JC Armory

Sepulveda station

Sepulveda is a station on the Los Angeles Metro's Orange Line. It is named after nearby Sepulveda Boulevard, which travels north-south and crosses the east-west busway route. Unique among Orange Line stations, Sepulveda's platforms are not located at the cross street, but rather about a block west of it; the station is in the Van Nuys neighborhood of the City of Los Angeles, in the central San Fernando Valley. The platform features a painting that shows a pre-Columbian glyph and a map of the monarch butterfly's migratory path. Various development proposals have been considered for the excess station parking and adjacent commercial parcels between Sepulveda Boulevard on the east, the transit station on the south, Interstate 405 on the west, the Victory Park neighborhood to the north. A comprehensive study, including conceptual land usage strategies, was prepared for LA Metro by students of the UCLA Department of Urban Planning in mid-2010. Subsequently, conceptual development guidelines for the site were prepared by Metro.

Thus far, a development project including an LA Fitness is built on land housing a Wickes Furniture building. Between December 2011 and February 2012, the former Wickes Furniture building was demolished for this project. By October 2012, the LADWP has put up new wooden and metal power poles along Sepulveda Blvd next to the project; the LA Fitness building was built and opened to the public on March 2013. By 2014 and 2015, most of the Sepulveda Station parking lot is now leased to the Keyes car dealerships that are on Van Nuys Blvd for inventory stock. By fall 2019, spring 2020, Metro will begin construction on a bridge over Sepulveda Blvd as part of the improvements of the Metro Orange Line busway to reduce travel times. What started so far on the construction of the elevated bridge is that LADWP has put up new power poles at Sepulveda and Orange Line for undergrounding the existing power lines at the intersection before the construction of the bridge's framework; when the new bridge is constructed, the existing Sepulveda station will be relocated to on top of the bridge as an elevated station.

During the 2028 Summer Olympics, the station will serve spectators traveling to and from events at the Sepulveda Dam. Orange Line service operates 24 hours a day. Metro Local: 234 Metro Rapid: 734, 788 LA Metro: Orange Line Timetable LA Metro: Orange Line map and stations Orange Line history

Eugene McCarthy 1968 presidential campaign

The Eugene McCarthy presidential campaign of 1968 was launched by United States Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota in the latter part of 1967 to vie for the 1968 Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States. The focus of his campaign was his support for a swift end to the Vietnam War through a withdrawal of American forces; the campaign appealed to youths who were tired of the establishment and dissatisfied with government. Early on, McCarthy was vocal in his intent to unseat the incumbent Democratic United States President Lyndon B. Johnson. Following McCarthy's 42% showing in New Hampshire, United States Senator Robert F. Kennedy entered the race. Kennedy's entrance forced President Johnson to withdraw. After Johnson's withdrawal, Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey entered the contest but avoided the primaries. Kennedy fought it out with McCarthy in the primaries, as Humphrey used favorite son stand-ins to help him win delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Kennedy was assassinated.

But Humphrey's organization was too strong for McCarthy to overcome, his anti-war campaign was split after the late entrance of United States Senator George McGovern of South Dakota just ahead of the Democratic National Convention. Despite winning the popular vote, McCarthy lost to Humphrey at the convention amidst protests and riots. Eugene McCarthy was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1948 as a member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, he served five terms before winning a seat in the United States Senate in 1958. His speech at the 1960 Democratic National Convention in support of Adlai Stevenson placed him on the national stage. President Johnson considered selecting him as his running mate in 1964, but instead chose fellow Senator Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota. McCarthy vehemently opposed the Vietnam War. Months prior to his announcement, McCarthy hinted that he would challenge President Johnson for the Democratic nomination due to his contrasting views with the president on the Vietnam War.

The Americans for Democratic Action announced that they would support McCarthy's campaign if he decided to run. Johnson took these mentions privately confiding to Democratic congressional leaders that McCarthy could gain the support of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Dr. Benjamin Spock, splintering the party, it was rumored that McCarthy had $100,000 pledged to use on the New Hampshire and Wisconsin primaries in the upcoming year. One politician explained to Johnson that McCarthy's run could be reminiscent of Estes Kefauver, whose 1952 campaign in the early primaries is speculated to have caused President Harry S. Truman to not seek re-election. McCarthy explained his intentions to Vice President Hubert Humphrey with whom he had served Minnesota in the Senate for nearly two decades, he commented that he did not believe he could win, but that he had "lost interest" in the Senate and felt "very about the war," believing that the best way to express himself was to "go on out and enter the primaries."

Humphrey stated that McCarthy was "more vain and arrogant than his supporters wanted to admit", but that he did not decide to run for president because of his personal feelings for Johnson, but his genuine feelings about the Vietnam War. Citing the importance of preventing President Johnson's nomination, the continuation of the war in Vietnam, McCarthy entered his name into four Democratic presidential primaries on November 30, 1967. Upon his entrance, the Senator articulated that he believed there was a "deepening moral crisis" in America with the rejection of the political system by citizens, a helplessness he hoped to alleviate as president. A few days the Johnson administration made an announcement on the war in Vietnam that, according to McCarthy, was akin to an escalation, he believed. The following week, rumors spread among the president's staff that the McCarthy campaign was a ploy to weaken Johnson and make it easier for Senator Robert F. Kennedy to defeat him. Kennedy had announced that he would not challenge Johnson for the nomination, but a presidential candidacy was not ruled out.

Prior to challenging Johnson, McCarthy encouraged. McCarthy began January by making no promises about a potential challenge of the president on the Florida primary ballot, but reaffirmed his goal to defeat the president in New Hampshire; the next day, he appeared as the first guest of the half-hour ABC news series Issues and Answers, discussed his views on pertinent campaign issues. He claimed the North Vietnamese government was willing to negotiate, that any further bombing should be halted to forge an end to the hostilities; as President Johnson prepared for his annual State of the Union Address, McCarthy requested equal time from television networks after the president discussed the McCarthy-Kennedy conspiracy theory the previous month. The request was rejected. In the month, McCarthy delivered a speech in front of 6,500 students at University Park, that criticized the Johnson administration for being "afraid to negotiate" with the North Vietnamese; this came as Robert Kennedy commented that he would support Johnson as the nominee though his views more resembled McCarthy's, predicting that the campaign would have a "healthy influence" on Johnson, whom he picked to win the nomination.

Near the end of January, McCarthy campaigned in St. Louis, where he continued his anti-war rhetoric, describing the Vietnam War as against "American tradition" and declared that "no nation has a right" to "destroy a nation" with the rationale of "nation building." He discussed his support for normalized relations with Cuba. After seven we