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Daedalus

In Greek mythology, Daedalus was a skillful architect and artist, was seen as a symbol of wisdom and power. He is the father of Icarus, the uncle of Perdix, also the father of Iapyx, although this is unclear, he invented and built the Labyrinth for King Minos of Crete, but shortly after finishing it King Minos had Daedalus imprisoned within the labyrinth. He and his son Icarus devised a plan to escape by using wings made of wax that Daedalus had invented, they escaped. The wax melted and Icarus fell to his death; this left Daedalus heartbroken. Daedalus's parentage was supplied as a addition, providing him with a father in Metion, Eupalamus, or Palamaon, a mother, Iphinoe, or Phrasmede. Daedalus had two sons: Iapyx, along with a nephew either Talos or Perdix. Athenians transferred Cretan Daedalus to make him Athenian-born, the grandson of the ancient king Erechtheus, claiming that Daedalus fled to Crete after killing his nephew Talos. Over time, other stories were told of Daedalus. Daedalus is first mentioned by Homer as the creator of a wide dancing-ground for Ariadne.

He created the Labyrinth on Crete, in which the Minotaur was kept. In the story of the labyrinth as told by the Hellenes, the Athenian hero Theseus is challenged to kill the Minotaur, finding his way with the help of Ariadne's thread. Daedalus' appearance in Homer is in an extended metaphor, "plainly not Homer's invention", Robin Lane Fox observes: "He is a point of comparison and so he belongs in stories which Homer's audience recognized." In Bronze Age Crete, an inscription da-da-re-jo-de has been read as referring to a place at Knossos, a place of worship. In Homer's language, daidala refers to finely crafted objects, they are objects of armor, but fine bowls and furnishings are daidala, on one occasion so are the "bronze-working" of "clasps, twisted brooches and necklaces" made by Hephaestus while cared for in secret by the goddesses of the sea. Ignoring Homer writers envisaged the Labyrinth as an edifice rather than a single dancing path to the center and out again, gave it numberless winding passages and turns that opened into one another, seeming to have neither beginning nor end.

Ovid, in his Metamorphoses, suggests that Daedalus constructed the Labyrinth so cunningly that he himself could escape it after he built it. Daedalus built the labyrinth for King Minos; the story is told that Poseidon had given a white bull to Minos so that he might use it as a sacrifice. Instead, Minos kept it for himself. For Pasiphaë, as Greek mythologers interpreted it, Daedalus built a wooden cow so she could mate with the bull, for the Greeks imagined the Minoan bull of the sun to be an actual, earthly bull, the slaying of which required a heroic effort by Theseus; the most familiar literary telling explaining Daedalus' wings is a late one, that of Ovid: in his Metamorphoses Daedalus was shut up in a tower to prevent the knowledge of his Labyrinth from spreading to the public. He could not leave Crete by sea, as the king kept a strict watch on all vessels, permitting none to sail without being searched. Since Minos controlled the land and sea routes, Daedalus set to work to fabricate wings for himself and his young son Icarus.

He tied feathers together, from smallest to largest so as to form an increasing surface. He secured the feathers at their midpoints with string and at their bases with wax, gave the whole a gentle curvature like the wings of a bird; when the work was done, the artist, waving his wings, found himself buoyed upward and hung suspended, poising himself on the beaten air. He next equipped his son in the same manner, taught him how to fly; when both were prepared for flight, Daedalus warned Icarus not to fly too high, because the heat of the sun would melt the wax, nor too low, because the sea foam would soak the feathers. They had passed Samos and Lebynthos by the time the boy, forgetting himself, began to soar upward toward the sun; the blazing sun softened the wax that held the feathers together and they came off. Icarus fell in the sea and drowned, his father cried, bitterly lamenting his own arts, called the island near the place where Icarus fell into the ocean Icaria in memory of his child. Some time the goddess Athena visited Daedalus and gave him wings, telling him to fly like a god.

An early image of winged Daedalus appears on an Etruscan jug of ca 630 BC found at Cerveteri, where a winged figure captioned Taitale appears on one side of the vessel, paired on the other side, with Metaia, Medea: "its linking of these two mythical figures is unparalleled," Robin Lane Fox observes: "The link was based on their wondrous, miraculous art. Magically, Daedalus could fly, magically Medea was able to rejuvenate the old"; the image of Daedalus demonstrates that he was well known in the West. Further to the west Daedalus arrived safely in Sicily, in the care of King Cocalus of Kamikos on the island's south coast. In an invention of Virgil, Daedalus flies to Cumae and founds his temple there, rather than in Sicily.

Wang Yunlong

Wang Yunlong is a Chinese football player who plays for Guizhou Hengfeng in the China League One. Wang joined Genbao Football Academy from Liaoning Youth in 2004 with a fee of ¥100,000 and was described by Academy's general manager Xu Genbao as being a hot prospect for the future. Wang was promoted to Shanghai East Asia squad in 2007 for the China League Two campaign, he made an impression within the team as Shanghai East Asia won promotion to the second tier at the end of the season. However, lingering injury kept him out of the field for the next several seasons. 0n 2 February 2012, Wang transferred to Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Sainty with a fee of ¥3 million. He made his Super League debut on 10 March, in a 1–1 home draw against Shanghai Shenhua, coming on as a substitute for Sun Ke in the 80th minute. However, he failed to establish himself within the first team and played in the reserve team league, he made just 4 appearances in the 2012 league season. Wang transferred to Wuhan Zall, newly promoting to Super League on 14 December 2012.

In January 2015, Wang transferred to China League One side Inner Mongolia Zhongyou. On 27 February 2017, Wang transferred to fellow League One side Zhejiang Yiteng. In March 2018, Wang transferred to China League Two side Suzhou Dongwu. Wang was called up to play for China U-17, China U-20 and China U-23 between 2005 and 2010, he played for China in the 2006 AFC U-17 Championship, 2008 AFC U-19 Championship and 2010 Asian Games. Shanghai East Asia China League Two: 2007Jiangxi Liansheng China League Two: 2014 Player profile at Sodasoccer.com

1950 in South Korea

Events from the year 1950 in South Korea. President: Rhee Syng-man Vice President: Yi Si-yeong Prime Minister: until 21 April: Yi Pom-sok 21 April–23 November: Shin Song-mo starting 23 November: Chang Myon Korean War 1. Synopsis The Korean War happened because the North Koreans invaded South Korea on 25 June 1950 in Korean peninsula; the fighting ended in a truce on 27 July 1953. 2. Involved Nations a. Victor side: United Nations, Republic of Korea, United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, Colombia, France, Luxembourg, New Zealand, South Africa and Turkey b. Opposition side: Democratic People's Republic of Korea, People's Republic of China, the Soviet Union 3. Outbreak The Korean War took place on 25 June 1950 in the whole of Korea; the Korean War happened because the North Korean forces surprised the South Korean army and the small U. S. force stationed in the country, headed toward the capital of South Korea. The trigger for the war was when, in 1950, Syngman Rhee, the South Korean president those days, boasted that he was going to attack North Korea.

It was a good enough excuse, so the North Koreans invaded South Korea. This started the actual fighting. On 26 June 1950, U. S. President Harry S. Truman directs General Douglas MacArthur to evacuate American dependents from Korean and to assist the Republic of Korean Army; the war lasted for about 3 years. 4. Cessation of Hostilities On 23 June 1951, Jacob Malik, a Soviet delegate to the UN, proposes a cease-fire. Truce talks moved to Panmunjom. On 27 November 1951, both sides agreed the existing battle lines would be the final dividing line between North and South Korea. However, truce talks were deadlocked over voluntary repatriation. So, truce talks were adjourned on 8 October 1952. Truce talks were resumed, the Communists agreed to voluntary repatriation on 26 April 1953. Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Chinese People's Volunteers, the UN signed an armistice agreement; the Republic of Korea refused to sign. However, hostilities ceased within 12 hours. Terms of the armistice included creation of the demilitarized zone, the DMZ on 27 July 1953.

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