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Cyrene (mythology)

In Greek mythology, Cyrene or Kyrene, was a Thessalian princess, the queen and ruler of the North African city of Cyrene. According to the myth, the city was named after her by Apollo; as recorded in Pindar's ninth Pythian ode, Cyrene was the daughter of Hypseus, king of the Lapiths, although some myths state that her father was the river-god Peneus and she was a nymph rather than a mortal. According to Apollonius Rhodius, she had a sister called Larissa. By the god Apollo she bore Idmon. Aristaeus became the god of animal husbandry, cheese making. Idmon became a famed seer, killed by a boar. Apollonius Rhodius states that the couple had another son called Autuchus. Cyrene was the daughter of Hypseus, she was a fierce huntress, called by Nonnus a "deer-chasing second Artemis, the girl lionkiller" and "a champion in the leafy forest with lionslaying hands". In Thesmophoriazusae Mnesilochus comments that he "can't see a man there at all - only Cyrene" when setting eyes upon the poet Agathon who has dressed in women's clothing and accessorised himself with male and female attributes.

She was a companion of goddess Artemis. With the help of these dogs, Cyrene had been able to win the prize in the funeral games of Pelias. Pindar describes her in his Pythian Ode: And by Hypseus was reared this maid, Cyrene of the lovely arms, but she loved not the pacing tread this way and that beside the loom, nor the delights of merry feasts with her companions in the household. But the bronze-tipped javelin and the sword called her to combat and slay the wild beasts of the field; when a lion attacked her father's sheep, Cyrene wrestled with the lion. Apollo, present, admired her bravery and skills, he wondered if it would be right to make her his bride. But after consulting and getting an approval by Chiron, he carried her away to North Africa in his golden car. After Apollo made her the queen of the fertile and rich land, Aphrodite welcomed them both, and Aphrodite of the silver feet welcomed this guest from Delos, laying the touch of her light hand upon his god-built car, o'er the sweet bliss of their bridal she spread love's shy and winsome modesty, plighting in joint wedlock the god and maiden daughter of wide-ruling Hypseus...

That day saw the decision, in a chamber of rich gold in Libya they lay together. There she is guardian of a city rich in beauty. In North Africa, Apollo founded the city Cyrene in the region of Cyrenaica, both named after his lover, she had two sons by Apollo: Aristaeus, the god of beekeeping, Idmon, the Argonaut seer. Another son, Autuchus is mentioned by Apollonuis of Rhodes. Aristaeus was entrusted to Chiron, Idmon was brought up and educated by Apollo. After she gave birth to their sons, Apollo transformed her into a nymph, so that she could have a long life and keep hunting as much as she desired, he helped her by lifting her hunting nets. In Callimachus and Acesander's account, when Eurypylus was still ruling Libya, a monstrous lion had terrorized the citizens greatly. So Apollo brought Cyrene to get rid of the beast. After she killed the beast on the Myrtoussa, Apollo stood on the same hill and showed to her the land of Libya, which she had now become the queen of. Other version says that Cyrene was not wrestling with a lion but instead tending her sheep along the marsh-meadow of the river Pineios when Apollo carried her away.

Eurydice, the wife of Orpheus, died when she was bitten by a snake that she had trod upon while being pursued by Aristaeus. As a consequence of her death, all of his bees died. Desolate, he bemoaned his situation. Cyrene instructed him to seek the advise of Proteus. Aristaios follows his mother's instructions and Proteus tells how to appease Eurydice's soul and recover his bees

U.S. Route 4 in New Hampshire

U. S. Route 4 in the state of New Hampshire runs for 106.8 miles across the central and southern part of the state, stretching from Lebanon on the Connecticut River border with Vermont southeast to Portsmouth on the eastern coast. U. S. Route 4 crosses the Connecticut River into New Hampshire in the community of West Lebanon, where it intersects Route 10 which runs parallel to the river. US-4 turns south onto Route 10, the two routes turn south, meeting Route 12A before turning towards and interchanging with Interstate 89. At this point, Route 10 joins the I-89 freeway southbound, while US-4 continues east into downtown Lebanon; the road continues east and interchanges with I-89 / Route 10 again. US-4 continues east away from the freeway near Mascoma Lake, where Route 4A splits off to the southeast. US-4 continues east through Enfield and into Canaan, where it meets the southern end of Route 118; the road turns to the south at this point, passing through Grafton and Danbury, where US-4 meets the west end of Route 104 and continues south into Andover.

In Andover, US-4 meets Route 11 near Route 4A's eastern terminus. US-4 and Route 11 run concurrently through Andover for about 2 miles before splitting, Route 11 to the northeast and US-4 to the southeast. US-4 enters the town of Salisbury and crosses Route 127, before continuing into Boscawen and intersecting with U. S. Route 3. US-3 and US-4 share a short concurrency, before US-4 turns east to interchange with Interstate 93 at Exit 17. US-4 joins I-93 southbound, runs along the freeway until Exit 15E in Concord. At this interchange, US-4 leaves I-93 and joins Interstate 393 and U. S. Route 202 which run eastbound out of the city; the two U. S. routes overlap I-393 to its terminus in the northern corner of Pembroke. I-393 ends, US-4/US-202 merge onto Route 9 eastbound through Chichester and into Epsom; the road crosses Route 28 at the Epsom Traffic Circle continues east and intersects Route 107, forming a 2-mile long four-route concurrency into Northwood, where Route 107 splits off to the northwest.

US-4, US-202, Route 9 continue through Northwood, US-202 and Route 9 split from US-4 at an intersection with Route 43. US-4 continues east, meeting the west end of New Hampshire Route 152 and proceeding into Nottingham and into Lee, where US-4 meets Route 125 at a rotary interchange. After leaving this interchange, US-4 becomes a semi-limited-access highway. US-4 has a partial eastbound interchange with Route 155 and a diamond interchange with Route 155A down the road, providing access to the University of New Hampshire campus in Durham. US-4 has one more interchange, before becoming a full-access highway again. US-4 continues east towards the coast and crosses the tidal Bellamy River to enter Dover interchanges with the Spaulding Turnpike. US-4 joins the Turnpike southbound paralleling the Maine state border and crossing the Little Bay Bridge into the town of Newington before continuing into the city of Portsmouth. US-4 terminates just south of the Maine state line at the final southbound interchange with Interstate 95, where the Turnpike splits to merge with I-95 South, Route 16 continues south to end at the Portsmouth Traffic Circle, providing access to I-95 North and U.

S. Route 1 Bypass; the section of US 4 from the Vermont state line to Andover was first numbered in 1925 as an eastern extension of New England Route 14. From Franklin to Concord, New Hampshire the road was designated as Route 6, from Concord to Northwood, New Hampshire it was Route 9. Between Northwood and Dover, New Hampshire, the road was not numbered. From Dover to its eastern terminus at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the road used part of Route 16. Exit numbers listed are those of the primary highway. US 4 Alt.: Andover to Boscawen US 4 Byp.: Concord US 4 Alt.: East Northwood to Dover New Hampshire Route 4A is a 24-mile long route between Lebanon and Andover, New Hampshire, serving as a shortcut around several villages on U. S. Route 4; until Interstate 89 was built in the early 1970s, this was part of the main route between the Lebanon-Hanover area and the southeastern portion of New Hampshire. Today, traffic is light on this road. NH 4A is signed as a north-south highway; the northern terminus is near the western tip of Lake Mascoma.

The southern terminus is in the town of Andover at New Hampshire Route 11, about 3/4 mile southwest of its intersection with US 4. This highway is locally named the 4th New Hampshire Turnpike. Route 4A is an alternate route of U. S. Route 4, not of New Hampshire Route 4, a different route located in Dover. New Hampshire Historical Marker No. 181: First New Hampshire Turnpike

Along Came a Spider (film)

Along Came a Spider is a 2001 American neo noir psychological thriller film directed by Lee Tamahori. It is the second installment of the Alex Cross film series and a sequel to the 1997 film Kiss the Girls, with Morgan Freeman reprising his role as detective Alex Cross; the screenplay by Marc Moss was adapted from the 1993 novel of the same title by James Patterson, but many of the key plot elements of the book were controversially eliminated. The movie received negative to mixed critical reviews. After Washington, D. C. detective forensic psychologist and author Alex Cross loses control of a sting operation, resulting in the death of his partner, he retires from the force. He finds himself drawn back to police work when Megan Rose, the daughter of a United States senator, is kidnapped from her exclusive private school by computer science teacher Gary Soneji. US Secret Service Special Agent Jezzie Flannigan, held responsible for the breach in security, joins forces with Cross to find the missing girl.

This was. Soneji contacts Cross by phone and alerts him to the fact one of Megan's sneakers is in the detective's mailbox, proving that Soneji is the kidnapper. Cross deduces that the man is obsessed with the 1932 Charles A. Lindbergh Jr. kidnapping and hopes to become as infamous as Bruno Hauptmann by committing a new "Crime of the Century" which might be discussed by Cross in one of his true crime books. Megan's kidnapping proves to be only part of Soneji's real plan: to kidnap Dimitri Starodubov, the son of the Russian president, guaranteeing himself greater infamy. After Cross and Flannigan foil his second kidnapping plot, a supposed call from the kidnapper demands that Cross deliver a ransom of $10 million in diamonds, by following an intricate maze of calls made to public phone booths scattered throughout the city. Following the ransom directions, Cross tosses the gems out the window of a moving Metro train to a figure standing by the tracks. Soneji arrives at Flannigan's home and confronts Cross after disabling Flannigan with a taser.

Because Soneji has not reacted to Cross's verbal comment about receiving the ransom amount, the detective realizes that the kidnapper is unaware of the ransom demand and delivery. Soneji tries to leave with Flannigan. Cross becomes suspicious and realizes that someone else discovered Soneji long before his plot came to fruition. After searching Flannigan's personal computer, he finds enough evidence to prove that Flannigan and her fellow Secret Service agent Ben Devine used Soneji as a pawn in their own plot to collect a ransom for Megan, he tracks them down to a secluded farmhouse, where Flannigan has murdered Devine and is now intent on killing Megan. Cross stops Flannigan by shooting her in the heart. Cross kneels before the nervous Megan to introduce himself as her parents' friend, she asks if he can take her home to them, he assures her that nothing would make him happier. One of the primary elements of the book screenwriter Marc Moss eliminated from his script was the fact that Soneji is a mild-mannered suburban husband and father suffering from dissociative identity disorder resulting from having been abused as a child.

After a lengthy trial for kidnapping and several murders not included in the film, he is found guilty but remanded to a mental institution to serve his sentence. Missing from the film is a romantic relationship shared by Cross and Jezzie, her trial and eventual execution by lethal injection, the discovery of Megan, hidden away with a native Bolivian family near the Andes Mountains, two years after her kidnapping. A few other minor differences from the original book include: Dimitri being kidnapped at the same time as Megan. Box office receipts totaled US$105,178,561, of which $74,078,174 was from the United States having earned US$16,712,407 in its opening weekend at 2,530 theaters; the film received mixed to negative reviews and has a "rotten" rating of 31% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 125 critic reviews. Elvis Mitchell of The New York Times called the film an "overplotted, hollow thriller, which crams in so much exposition that characters speak in fetid hunks for what seems like minutes at a time...

But Spider couldn't be better served than it is by Mr. Freeman, whose prickly smarts and silken impatience bring believability to a classless, underdeveloped thriller... Still, he is wasted in this impersonal inept thriller."Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film a mixed 2 stars out of a possible 4, calling it "loophole-riddled, verging on the nonsensical". He wrote, "I'm wondering, since Dr. Alex Cross is so brilliant, how come he doesn't notice yawning logical holes in the fabric of the story he's occupying?" Nonetheless, Ebert thought. "Maybe actors should be given Oscars," he wrote, "not for the good films they triumph in, but for the weak films they survive."Robert Koehler of Variety felt "the characteristics that have made Cross so appealing his mind-tickling abilities to assess and outmaneuver his criminal opponents, are reduced here to the most fundamental and predictable level... As reliable as any actor in Hollywood, Freeman delivers the requisite gravitas, but the bland script curtails any personal touches he might have inserted were his sleu

Mir Izhar Hussain Khosa

Mir Izhar Hussain Khosa is a Pakistani politician, a Member of the Provincial Assembly of Balochistan, from May 2013 to May 2018. He is an agriculturist by profession, he ran for the seat of the Provincial Assembly of Balochistan as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League from Constituency PB-28 Nasirabad-I in 2008 Pakistani general election but was unsuccessful. He lost the seat to a candidate of Pakistan Peoples Party, he was elected to the Provincial Assembly of Balochistan as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League from Constituency PB-27 Jaffarabad-III in 2013 Pakistani general election. He received 9,681 votes and defeated a candidate of PPP. In February 2016, he was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau over corruption charges

Michael I. Sovern

Michael Ira Sovern was the 17th president of Columbia University. Prior to his death, he served as the Chancellor Kent Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, he was a noted legal scholar of an expert in employment discrimination. Sovern was born in the Bronx to a dress businessman bookkeeper mother, he graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in 1949, summa cum laude from Columbia College in New York City in 1953, Columbia Law School in 1955, receiving the prestigious John Ordronaux prize for having the highest academic average in his graduating class. After graduation, he joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota Law School and taught there until 1957, he returned to Columbia as a visiting professor in 1957 and joined the permanent faculty, becoming the youngest full professor in the University's history in 1960. He has mediated for New York City in transit worker contract negotiations, as well as firefighter and police disputes. From 1962 to 1966, he was the Research Director concerning Legal Restraints on Racial Discrimination in Employment for the Twentieth Century Fund.

He was a law consultant for Time magazine for fifteen years. Sovern served as Special Counsel to Governor Brendan Thomas Byrne of New Jersey from 1974 to 1977, he was the co-chairman of the Second Circuit commission on Reduction of Burdens and Costs in Civil Litigation from 1977 to 1980, chairman of the New York City Charter Revision Commission from 1982 to 1983 and chairman of the State-City Commission on Integrity in Government in 1986. During the 1968 strife on Columbia's campus, he served as chairman of the faculty executive committee, credited with easing tensions. Sovern became Dean of the Law School in 1970 and was named Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost in 1979, he became President of Columbia University in 1980. While President, he quadrupled Columbia's endowment, recruited many prominent faculty and presided over the opening of the University's main undergraduate division, Columbia College, to women students. Most he improved the university's financial health by balancing its budget and introducing strict budgetary controls.

He returned to the faculty at Columbia Law School. He received honorary doctorates from Tel Aviv University, the University of Southern California and Columbia. A professorship in his name has been endowed at Columbia Law School, the American Academy in Rome has established a fellowship in his honor. Outside of law and academia, Sovern was president of the Shubert Foundation and served on numerous boards, including Comcast Communications, the Shubert Organization, the Asian Cultural Council, Atlantic Philanthropies, he served as chairman of Inc.. American Academy in Rome, the Japan Society, the National Advisory Council for the Freedom Forum Media Studies Center, he was a member of the board of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Pulitzer Prizes, AT&T, Warner–Lambert and JP Morgan Chase, among others. He was a member of the: American Bar Association, Council on Foreign Relations, Bar Association of the City of New York, American Philosophical Society, American Law Institute, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He was a founding member of the board of directors of Mobilization for Youth's Legal Services Unit. Legal Restraints on Racial Discrimination in Employment Cases and Materials on Law and Poverty Of Boundless Domains An Improbable Life: My Sixty Years at Columbia and Other Adventures Sovern was married four times: to the former Lenore Goodman in 1953, to the former Eleanor Leen in 1963, to the former Joan Rosenthal Wit in 1974, to Dr. Patricia Margaret Walsh in 1995, his first and second marriages ended in divorce, the third when Joan Sovern died of cancer in 1993. Sovern was the father of two daughters and Julie, two sons and Douglas. Jeff Sovern is a professor of law at St. John's University and a graduate of Columbia University and Columbia Law School. Doug Sovern was an award-winning news reporter for KCBS Radio in San Francisco and maintained the sovernnation political blog, he was a graduate of Brown University. He was a musician, playing bass in the Eyewitness Blues Band. Elizabeth Sovern, a graduate of Barnard College, teaches middle school in Westchester, New York, Julie Sovern a graduate of Columbia Law School, was an Assistant General Counsel at Wells Fargo & Company, in Charlotte, NC.

Sovern died on January 2020 at the age of 88 from amyloid cardiomyopathy. Sovern received numerous awards and distinctions, including the Commendatore Order of Merit from the government of Italy and the Order of the Rising Sun and Silver Star from Japan, he was a recipient of the Alexander Hamilton medal from Columbia College in 1993. That year, he won the Citizens Union Civil Leadership Award, he has received the Town Hall Friend of the Arts Award. Order of the Rising Sun and Silver Star, 2003

Vladimir Lazarević

Vladimir Lazarević is a Serbian colonel general of the Third Army Corps, the commander of the Priština Corps of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. He was indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia 2003 and was convicted in 2009 of command responsibility for war crimes against Kosovo Albanians during the Kosovo War. General Vladimir Lazarević was born 23 March 1949 in the village of Grnčar in the municipality of Babušnica, SR Serbia of the SFR Yugoslavia, he graduated from the Yugoslav People's Army's Military Academy in 1972 and the Command Staff Academy and the Army School of National Defence. As commander and chief of the different formations stationed in Niš, Priština and Leskovac. During the Kosovo War, Vladimir Lazarević was Chief of Staff of the Priština Corps in the Army of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, before being made Commander of the Priština Corps on 25 December 1998 by Presidential Decree. Under his command were five brigades, one military police unit and one aviation regiment.

During the Kosovo War it is alleged by the ICTY and the Prosecution that he "planned, ordered, committed or otherwise aided and abetted in preparing the alleged crimes". The indictment against Lazarević claims that he was part of "a joint criminal enterprise which had the aim, in addition to other objectives, to expel a major part of the Kosovo Albanian civilians from the province in which they were living in order to maintain this province under Serb control." The joint criminal enterprise was in existence from October 1998 until 20 June 1999. One of his duties as Chief of Staff of the Priština Corps was to monitor the border between Kosovo and Albania, he has contributed to the performance of joint VJ and MUP operations in the area during the second half of 1998. Lazarević in 1998 was familiar with the fact that against civilians and civilian property are committed serious crimes during the VJ and MUP operations in Kosovo, he was aware that this has led to the displacement of a significant number of civilians.

The ruins of the village of Morina border with Albania, shelled by VJ 23 and 24 May 1998. In the coming months, hundreds of ethnic Albanian villages in Kosovo were shelled. While he was in this position, Lazarević was stationed in Kosovo, first in Đakovica, in Priština and the surrounding area. Lazarević had de jure and de facto control over the units subordinated to him, including regular Army units, from the beginning of April 1999. Lazarević was involved in the planning and execution of joint VJ and MUP operations from March to June 1999 in Kosovo that led to the systematic ethnic cleansing of the Albanian population. Following the end of the Kosovo War and Yugoslavia's withdrawal from Kosovo, Lazarević remained Commander of the Priština Corps, he remained a key supporter and ally of President Slobodan Milošević, he was awarded the Order of Order of the War Flag for his role in the Kosovo War. On 28 December 1999, Lazarević was appointed Chief of Staff of the Third Army and the Commander of the Third Army on 13 March 2000.

After the fall of Milošević and his government, Lazarević was promoted to the rank of Colonel General on 30 December 2000. In early 2002 he was appointed Assistant Chief of the General Staff of the Army. On 1 April 2002 by the decree of Vojislav Koštunica, Lazarević was appointed to the position of chief of the ground forces. In the 2003 Parliamentary Election, Lazarević stood as a candidate for the Serbian Liberal Party. Vladimir Lazarević was indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on the 2 October 2003 on the basis of his'individual criminal responsibility' due to his'criminal responsibility as hierarchical superior' for the following crimes:Four counts of Crimes against humanity per Article 5 of the ICTY Statute: Deportation Inhumane Acts Murder Persecutions on political and religious groundsOne count of violations of the laws or customs of war per Article 3 of the ICTY Statute: MurderLazarević was arrested and transferred to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on 3 February 2005 following being at large for fifteen months and following consultations with Prime Minister Vojislav Koštunica where Lazarević agreed to hand himself over to the ICTY.

After agreeing to hand himself over to the Hague Tribunal, he was praised by Serbian Patriarch Pavle and Koštunica. On 7 February 2005 Lazarević pleaded not guilty to all charges against him by the ICTY before his trial opened on 10 July 2006; the Prosecution's and Defence's closing arguments were presented between 22 and 27 August 2008. On 26 February 2009 the Trial Chamber found Lazarević guilty of deportation, other inhumane acts including forcible transfer, he was to sentenced 15 years’ imprisonment. On 25 May 2009 both the Prosecution and the Defence filed their notices of appeal and on 20 October 2009 Lazarević's Defence lodged an Appeal to the Hague Tribunal's Appeals Chamber. An appeal was lodged to have Lazarević provisionally released on'Compassionate Grounds', however this was rejected by the Appeals Chamber on 17 May 2010. On 23 January 2014, Lazarević's sentence was reduced to 14 years on appeal, he was granted early release, having served two t