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Daemon (classical mythology)

Daemon is the Latin word for the Ancient Greek daimon, which referred to a lesser deity or guiding spirit such as the daemons of ancient Greek religion and mythology and of Hellenistic religion and philosophy. The word is derived from Proto-Indo-European *daimon "provider, divider," from the root *da- "to divide". Daimons were seen as the souls of men of the golden age acting as tutelary deities, according to entry δαίμων at Liddell & Scott. Daemons are benevolent or benign nature spirits, beings of the same nature as both mortals and deities, similar to ghosts, chthonic heroes, spirit guides, forces of nature, or the deities themselves. According to Hesiod's myth, "great and powerful figures were to be honoured after death as a daimon…" A daimon is not so much a type of quasi-divine being, according to Burkert, but rather a non-personified "peculiar mode" of their activity. In Hesiod's Theogony, Phaëton becomes an incorporeal daimon or a divine spirit, for example, the ills released by Pandora are deadly deities, not daimones.

From Hesiod the people of the Golden Age were transformed into daimones by the will of Zeus, to serve mortals benevolently as their guardian spirits. The daimones of venerated heroes were localized by the construction of shrines, so as not to wander restlessly, were believed to confer protection and good fortune on those offering their respects. One tradition of Greek thought, which found agreement in the mind of Plato, was of a daimon which existed within a person from their birth, that each individual was obtained by a singular daimon prior to their birth by way of lot. In the Old Testament, evil spirits appear in Kings. In the Septuagint, made for the Greek-speaking Jews of Alexandria, the Greek ángelos translates the Hebrew word mal'ak, while daimónion, which carries the meaning of a natural spirit, less than divine, translates the Hebrew word shedim as well as the word se'irim in some verses and words for idols, describes the being Asmodeus in the Book of Tobit; the use of daimōn in the New Testament's original Greek text caused the Greek word to be applied to the Judeo-Christian concept of an evil spirit by the early second century AD.

Homer's use of the words theoí and daímones suggests. Writers developed the distinction between the two. Plato in Cratylus speculates that the word daimōn is synonymous to daēmōn, however, it is more daiō. In Plato's Symposium, the priestess Diotima teaches Socrates that love is not a deity, but rather a "great daemon", she goes on to explain that "everything daemonic is between divine and mortal", she describes daemons as "interpreting and transporting human things to the gods and divine things to men. In Plato's Apology of Socrates, Socrates claimed to have a daimonion that warned him—in the form of a "voice"—against mistakes but never told him what to do; the Platonic Socrates, never refers to the daimonion as a daimōn. By this term he seems to indicate the true nature of the human soul, his newfound self-consciousness. Paul Shorey sees the daimonion not as an inspiration but as "a kind of spiritual tact checking Socrates from any act opposed to his true moral and intellectual interests."Regarding the charge brought against Socrates in 399, Plato surmised "Socrates does wrong because he does not believe in the gods in whom the city believes, but introduces other daemonic beings…" Burkert notes that "a special being watches over each individual, a daimon who has obtained the person at his birth by lot, is an idea which we find in Plato, undoubtedly from earlier tradition.

The famous, paradoxical saying of Heraclitus is directed against such a view:'character is for man his daimon'". In the ancient Greek religion, daimon designates not a specific class of divine beings, but a peculiar mode of activity: it is an occult power that drives humans forward or acts against them. Since daimon is the veiled countenance of divine activity, every deity can act as daimon. A special knowledge of daimones is claimed by Pythagoreans, whereas for Plato, daimon is a spiritual being who watches over each individual, is tantamount to a higher self, or an angel. While Plato is called ‘divine’ by Neoplatonists, Aristotle is regarded as daimonios, meaning ‘an intermediary to deities' – therefore Aristotle stands to Plato as an angel to a deity. For Proclus, daimones are the intermediary beings located between the celestial objects and the terrestrial inhabitants; the Hellenistic Greeks divided daemons into good and evil categories: agathodaímōn, from agathós, kakodaímōn, from kakós.

They resemble the Arabic jinni, in their humble efforts to help mediate the good and ill fortunes of human life, they resemble the Christian guardian angel and adversarial demon, respectively. Eudaimonia came to mean "well-being" or "happiness"; the comparable Roman concept is the genius who accompanies and protects a person or presides over a place. A distorted view of Homer's daemon results fro

Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences

The Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences is a private dental school located 86 kilometres from the city of Hyderabad, India and 18 kilometres from the Nalgonda District headquarters. Tasked with the provision of dental care with focus on the rural populations of Sreepuram and Narketpally, it is an offshoot of the Kamineni Education Society, founded by Kamineni Surya Narayana Rao, chief managing director of Kamineni Hospitals in Hyderabad; the college is affiliated to the N. T. R. University of Health Sciences in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh; the Kamineni Educational Society is in the process of attaining autonomous status and obtaining recognition as a'Deemed University' by the Dental Council of India. Kamineni Educational Society operates colleges/schools across two campuses at Narketpally in the Nalgonda District and L. B. Nagar in Hyderabad. Colleges on the Narketpally campus: Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences K. E. S. College of Nursing Sree Vidya Peeth High School Dr.

K. A. R. H. Sastry, M. D. S. Professor Emeritus, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Dr. K. Subba Rao, M. D. S. Professor, Department of Prosthodontics Dr. Raja Babu, M. D. S. Professor, Department of Periodontics Dr. Chithranjan, M. D. S. Professor, Department of Prosthodontics Dr. E Rajendra Reddy,M. D. S. Professor, Department of Pedodontics Vasantham Jalsa Amalgamation Astral Night Fest de Clarion The first medical exhibition was held by management involving the medical and nursing colleges between November 5 and 8, 2009; the event featured stalls belonging to departments of the three colleges, whose staff gave visitors information on health and well being. Total attendance was estimated at around 22,000; the institution formed the'Indian Journal of Dental Advancements' indexed in several research search engines, with faculty members at key positions in the journal committee. The first intake of dental doctors graduated in July 2007. Since that time the institute's alumni have spread around the world, with the majority now in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada pursuing higher studies.

Some are studying for their Master of Dental Surgery at dental establishments in India while the rest are in private practice or government service. Harshvardhan Jois, "Micronucleus as Potential Biomarker of Oral Carcinogenesis". Indian Journal of Dental Advancements. IJDA, 2, April–June, 2010 Chandra Shekar BR & Raja Babu P, "Cultural factors in health and oral health". Indian Journal of Dental Advancements. IJDA, 1, 2009 Education in India List of institutions of higher education in Telangana Official website

Huawei P10

The Huawei P10 is an Android phablet smartphone manufactured by Huawei. Announced at Mobile World Congress 2017 on 26 February 2017, the P10 is the successor to the Huawei P9; the P10 is constructed with a metal chassis, available in various color finishes. Two color options, "Dazzling Blue" and "Dazzling Gold", feature a patterned "Hyper Diamond Cut" finish which reduces its susceptibility to fingerprints; the front of the device features a button-like fingerprint reader, which can be used for gesture-based navigation. The P10 features a 5.1-inch 1080p display. A larger version, known as the P10 Plus, features a 5.5-inch 1440p display. The P10 utilizes Huawei's octa-core Kirin 960 system-on-chip, with four 1.84 GHz Cortex-A53 cores and four Cortex-A73 cores at 2.36 GHz. The P10 utilizes 4 GB of RAM, while the P10 Plus uses 4 or 6 GB, it comes with 64, or 128 GB of internal storage. To the P9, the P10 utilizes a dual-lens front-facing camera with Leica lenses, consisting of a monochrome 20-megapixel sensor and a 12-megapixel color sensor.

The P10 cameras utilize a wider f/2.2 aperture than that of the P9. The P10 ships with Android 7.0 "Nougat" and Huawei's EMUI software suite. An update to Android 8.0 "Oreo" and EMUI 8.1 was released in March 2018. In March 2019, Huawei released an update to Android 9.0 "Pie" and EMUI 9. The Huawei P10 received mixed reviews; the Verge felt that the design of the P10 was "attractive" and an "up-to-date" derivative of the iPhone 6, although arguing that the "Hyper Diamond Cut" finish made the device feel cheaper than intended. It was noted that the fingerprint sensor's swiping gestures made Android more difficult to navigate; the camera was praised for having "dramatically better image quality than its closest competitors", its software and effects, for lacking a noticeable "bump" protrusion around its lenses. In conclusion, it was argued that the P10 was overpriced and otherwise developed "without confidence or direction"; some P10 devices utilize LPDDR3 RAM instead of LPDDR4, while its storage memory is mixed between eMMC 5.1 and Universal Flash Storage 2.0 or 2.1 components.

Huawei faced complaints over the variances between devices, with Chinese users noting differences in benchmark performance between these different memory types. In April 2017, Huawei defended the differences as the standard practice of sourcing specific components from multiple sources in order to meet market demand citing an industry-wide shortage of flash memory. Official website


Valsayn is town in Trinidad and Tobago. It is located along the East–West Corridor in northern Trinidad between the Eastern Main Road, Uriah Butler Highway, Churchill–Roosevelt Highway and Curepe. Valsayn consists of a small number of luxury residential communities divided between Valsayn-North and Valsayn-South, it is one of the most expensive residential areas on the island. Among its inhabitants are political figures and foreign investors; the Valpark Shopping Plaza is one of the oldest shopping malls in Tobago. It is the site of Cipriani College of Labour and Co-Operative Studies, the Valsayn campus of the University of Trinidad and Tobago, the factory of Nestlé Trinidad and Tobago Limited, has two licensed radio broadcasters, Radio 90.5 and Heartbeat 103.5. Valsayn Park is the upscale residential portion of Valsayn, it consists of Valsayn Park North and Valsayn Park South, the boundaries of which meet at and are delimited by the Churchill–Roosevelt Highway and Uriah Butler Highway. The western portion of Valsayn Park North is referred to as Jamboree or Jamboree Park, named after a large scouting jamboree that took place there in 1961.

The eastern portion of Valsayn Park South is referred to as Realspring Gardens. The lot sizes in Jamboree and Realspring are smaller than in other parts of Valsayn; the architectural heritage of Valsayn Park is incoherent. The original stock of houses were built in the "modern" ranch style, typified by low slope shed roofs, concrete vent blocks, in situ terrazzo floors and stock aluminum sliding doors; some were architecturally designed, influenced by contemporary developments in North America during the forties and sixties. Most however, were designed by owners and contractors working loosely in that mode, with those elements and features, to varying degrees of success; as tastes and trends changed in the seventies and eighties, in step with the booming oil-based economy, the more modest homes of the fifties and sixties were joined by lavishly designed mansions, occupied by the wealthy business class of citizens - of East Indian descent. Over the decades it has become one of the most expensive neighbourhoods to live in

Jacques Jaubert

Jacques Jaubert is a French prehistorian and professor of Paleolithic archaeology at University of Bordeaux 1. He obtained his PhD at University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, he obtained his Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches in 2000 at University of Toulouse-Le Mirail with a thesis entitled Middle Paleolithic and Early Upper Palaeolithic in Southwestern Europe and Northeastern Asia. He is a member of the editorial boards of a number of international journals, including Archaeology and Anthropology of Eurasia; the majority of Jaubert's studies have been centered around Middle Paleolithic and Neanderthals in southwestern Europe and western Asia. He has been the director or co-director of a number of archaeological projects in France, includingQuercy and Saintonge, Mongolia and Armenia, he has published many scholarly papers, co-edited books and a written book about Neanderthals for general readers in 1999. Jaubert is the co-director of the master of biological anthropology and prehistory program at the University of Bordeaux 1.

Jaubert Jacques, Biglari Feiredoun, Crassard Rémy, Mashkour Marjan, Rendu William et Shidrang Sonia. Paléolithique moyen récent de la grotte de Qaleh Bozi 2: premiers résultats de la campagne 2008. Iranian Archaeology, vol. 1, N° 1, p. 21-31. Jaubert J. Biglari F. Mourre V. Bruxelles L. Bordes J.-G. Shidrang S. Naderi R. Mashkour M. Maureille, B. Mallye J.-B. Quinif Y. Rendu W. Laroulandie V; the Middle Palaeolithic occupation of MarTarik, a new Zagros Mousterian site in Bisotun Massif. - In: Otte M. Biglari F. Jaubert J. Iran Palaeolithic. - Actes du XVe Congrès de l’UISPP, septembre 2006, Session C15. - Oxford: Archaeopress, p. 7-27. - Otte M. Biglari F. Jaubert J. éds. - Iran Palaeolithic. - Actes du XVè Congrès de l’UISPP,Lisbonne, septembre 2006, Session C15. - Oxford: Archaeopress. - Cleyet-Merle J.-J. Jaubert J. Vandermeersch B. - Conclusion. - In: Vandermeersch B. Cleyet-Merle,J.-J. Jaubert J. Maureille B. Turq A. Première Humanité, gestes funéraires des Néandertaliens. -Catalogue d’exposition, Musée National de Préhistoire, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac.

- Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux, p. 128. Jaubert J. - Quels peuplements avant l’Aurignacien sur le versant nord des Pyrénées? Qui est l’Aurignacien? - Actes du Colloque d'Aurignac, 20-21 septembre 2003. - Aurignac: Édition Musée-forum, p. 9-25. - Jaubert J. et Maureille B. - Les dents humaines moustériennes du Rescoundudou. - Bulletin de la Société préhistorique française, t. 105, n° 4, p. 677-690. Jaubert J. 1999 Chasseurs et artisans du Moustérien.: La Maison des Roches Editeurs, Collection « Histoire de la France préhistorique de −250 000 à 30 000 ans », Paris Jaubert, J. P. H. Giscard, Z. Batsaikhan, D. Erdenebaatar, C. Servelle. 1997. Contribution a la connaissance du Paléolithique de Mongolie: étude des sites de L’Aimak de Hovd. L’Anthropologie 101: 419-447. Jacques Jaubert, University of Bordeaux

Skew-symmetric matrix

In mathematics in linear algebra, a skew-symmetric matrix is a square matrix whose transpose equals its negative. That is, it satisfies the condition In terms of the entries of the matrix, if a i j denotes the entry in the i -th row and j -th column the skew-symmetric condition is equivalent to The matrix A = is skew-symmetric because − A = = A T. Throughout, we assume that all matrix entries belong to a field F whose characteristic is not equal to 2; that is, we assume that 1 + 1 ≠ 0, where 1 denotes the multiplicative identity and 0 the additive identity of the given field. If the characteristic of the field is 2 a skew-symmetric matrix is the same thing as a symmetric matrix; the sum of two skew-symmetric matrices is skew-symmetric. A scalar multiple of a skew-symmetric matrix is skew-symmetric; the elements on the diagonal of a skew-symmetric matrix are zero, therefore its trace equals zero. If A is a real skew-symmetric matrix and λ is a real eigenvalue λ = 0, i.e. the nonzero eigenvalues of a skew-symmetric matrix are non-real.

If A is a real skew-symmetric matrix I + A is invertible, where I is the identity matrix. If A is a skew-symmetric matrix A 2 is a symmetric negative semi-definite matrix; as a result of the first two properties above, the set of all skew-symmetric matrices of a fixed size forms a vector space. The space of n × n skew-symmetric matrices has dimension 1 2 n. Let Mat n denote the space of n × n matrices. A skew-symmetric matrix is determined by 1 2 n scalars. Let Skew n denote the space of n × n skew-symmetric matrices and Sym n denote the space of n × n symmetric matrices. If A ∈ Mat n A = 1 2 + 1 2. Notice that 1 2 ∈ Skew n and 1 2 ∈ Sym n; this is true for every square matrix A with entries from any field whose characteristic is different from 2. Since Mat n = Skew n + Sym n and Skew n ∩ Sym n = 0, Mat n = Skew n ⊕ Sym n, where ⊕ denotes the direct sum. Denote by ⟨ ⋅, ⋅ ⟩ the standard inner product on R n; the real n × n {\