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In Norse mythology, Dagr is day personified. This personification appears in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson. In both sources, Dagr is stated to be the son of the god Dellingr and is associated with the bright-maned horse Skinfaxi, who "draw day to mankind". Depending on manuscript variation, the Prose Edda adds that Dagr is either Dellingr's son by Nótt, the personified night, or Jörð, the personified Earth. Otherwise, Dagr appears as a common noun meaning "day" throughout Old Norse works. Connections have been proposed between Dagr and other named figures in Germanic mythology. Dagr is mentioned in stanzas 25 of the poem Vafþrúðnismál. In stanza 24, the god Odin asks the jötunn Vafþrúðnir from where the day comes, the night and its tides. In stanza 25, Vafþrúðnir responds: Delling hight he who the day's father is, but night was of Nörvi born. In stanza 12, the horse Skinfaxi, his mane gleaming, is stated by Vafþrúðnir as "drawing day to mankind".

In Sigrdrífumál, after the valkyrie Sigrdrífa is woken from her sleep curse by the hero Sigurd, Sigurd asks her name, she gives him a "memory-drink" of a drinking horn full of mead, Sigrdrifa says a prayer. The first verse of this prayer features a reference to the "sons of Dagr" and the "female relative" of Nótt. In the poem Hrafnagaldr Óðins, the appearance of Dagr and his horse and chariot are described: The son of Delling urged on his horse adorned with precious jewels. Over Mannheim shines the horse's mane, the steed Dvalin's deluder dew in his chariot. In the Prose Edda book Gylfaginning, Dagr is again personified. In chapter 10, the enthroned figure of High states that Dagr is the son of the couple of Dellingr of the Æsir and his wife Nótt. Dagr is described as "as bright and beautiful as his father's people". Odin took Dagr and his mother Nótt, gave them each a chariot and a horse — Dagr receiving the horse Skinfaxi, whose mane illuminates all the sky and the earth — and placed them in the sky to ride around the earth every 24 hours.

Dagr is again personified in chapter 24 of the Prose Edda book Skáldskaparmál, where he is stated as a brother of Jörð. As a common noun, Dagr appears in chapter 58, where "Skinfaxi or Glad" is stated as pulling forth the day, chapter 64, where Dagr is stated as one of various words for time. However, scholar Haukur Thorgeirsson points out that the four manuscripts of Gylfaginning vary in their descriptions of the family relations between Nótt, Jörð, Dellingr. In other words, depending on the manuscript, either Jörð or Nótt is the mother of Dagr and partner of Dellingr. Haukur details that "the oldest manuscript, U, offers a version where Jǫrð is the wife of Dellingr and the mother of Dagr while the other manuscripts, R, W and T, cast Nótt in the role of Dellingr's wife and Dagr's mother", argues that "the version in U came about accidentally when the writer of U or its antecedent shortened a text similar to that in RWT; the results of this accident made their way into the Icelandic poetic tradition".

Otto Höfler theorized that Dagr may be related to the hero Svipdagr, attested in various texts. Among other sources, this figure is found in two poems compiled together and known as Svipdagsmál in the Poetic Edda, the Prologue to the Prose Edda, by the name Swæfdæg in the mythical genealogies of the Anglian houses of Anglo-Saxon England. Otto Höfler proposed that Svipdagr may have been a "Dagr of the Suebi", because of the names of his family members, Sólbjartr and Gróa, his wooing of Menglöð, he further suggested that Svipdagr may have been a fertility god. Dagaz, the d rune Dag the Wise Dies Hemera

Guinea, Virginia

Guinea is an unincorporated community in Caroline County, United States. Guinea is 8.5 miles northwest of Bowling Green. The modern spelling of the name has been altered from the earlier "Guiney" or "Guiney's", so called after an old Caroline County family, the Guineys. Guinea was the site of a Civil War era railroad station on the Richmond and Potomac Railroad known as Guiney's Station. About four thousand captured Union soldiers were collected at Guiney's station after the Battle of Chancellorsville. General Robert E. Lee ordered the wounded General Stonewall Jackson to be taken away from the field hospital at the front lines near Chancellorsville to a safer location at Guiney's Station; the location is notable as being the place where Jackson died on May 10, 1863. His remains were placed on a one-car train at Guiney's Station on the morning of May 11 for transport to Richmond. Moss Neck Manor


A feedthrough is a conductor used to carry a signal through an enclosure or printed circuit board. Like any conductor, it has a small amount of capacitance. A "feedthrough capacitor" has a guaranteed minimum value of shunt capacitance built in it and is used for bypass purposes in ultra-high-frequency applications. Feedthroughs can be divided into instrumentation categories. Power feedthroughs are used to carry either high high voltage. Instrumentation feedthroughs are used to carry electrical signals which are low current or voltage. Another special type is what is known as RF-feedthrough designed to carry high frequency RF or microwave electrical signals. A feedthrough electrical connection may have to withstand considerable pressure difference across its length. Systems that operate under high vacuum, such as electron microscopes, require electrical connections through the pressure vessel. Submersible vehicles require feedthrough connections between exterior instruments and devices and the controls within the vehicle pressure hull.

A common example of a feedthrough connection is an automobile spark plug where the body of the plug must resist the pressure and temperature produced in the engine, while providing a reliable electrical connection to the spark gap in the combustion chamber. There are electrical hermetically sealed feedthroughs for instrumentation, high amperage and voltage, coaxial and fiber optics. Rotary or mechanical feedthroughs exist. Vacuum technology

Rayman Legends

Rayman Legends is a platform video game developed by Ubisoft Montpellier and published by Ubisoft. It is the fifth main title in the Rayman series and the direct sequel to the 2011 game Rayman Origins; the game was released for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, PlayStation Vita platforms in August and September 2013. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions were released in February 2014. A Nintendo Switch port, titled Rayman Legends Definitive Edition was released in North America and Australia on September 12, 2017. Rayman Legends was announced at Electronic Entertainment Expo 2012 for Wii U and was planned for release during the console's launch window. However, the game was delayed and released several months on multiple platforms, due to the financial failure of ZombiU. Rayman Legends received critical acclaim upon release. Critics praised the game's visuals, level design, soundtrack, overall gameplay, the large amount of content; some critics went as far as calling Rayman Legends one of the best platforming video games made, the game won several awards from video gaming publications.

The game experienced sluggish sales at the beginning of its release, but sold well and contributed to the company's earnings just a year after. The game carries on the style of gameplay from Rayman Origins in which up to four players make their way through various levels. Lums can be collected by defeating enemies, or freeing captured Teensies. Collecting Teensies unlocks new worlds. Along with Rayman and the Teensies returning as playable characters, players can now control new female character Barbara and her sisters, once they are rescued from certain stages. In addition to the main playable characters, Murfy the greenbottle, who first appeared in Rayman 2: The Great Escape, appears as an assist character. Murfy can perform various actions such as cutting through ropes, activating mechanisms, grabbing hold of enemies and assisting in gathering Lums; these offer a range of levels. In the Wii U, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4 versions of the game, an additional player can control Murfy directly with touch controls, using the Wii U GamePad, the Vita's front touch screen, the Dual Shock 4 touchpad respectively.

In single-player mode, control will switch over to Murfy during certain sections whilst the computer controls the player's character. In the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC versions of the game, Murfy moves automatically and can be prompted to interact with certain objects with button controls. Other new features include sections where players can fire projectile fists at enemies and rhythm based levels set to covers of songs such as "Black Betty", "Eye of the Tiger", "Woo-Hoo", "Antisocial"; the game features over 120 levels, including 40 remastered levels from the original Rayman Origins, which are unlocked by obtaining Lucky Tickets, which can win additional Lums and Teensies. Some levels feature remixed'Invaded' versions, which must be completed as as possible; the game offers daily and weekly challenge stages, in which players can compete with other players via leaderboards in challenges such as collecting a certain number of Lums in a short time, or surviving the longest on a stage.

More challenge stages can be accessed by raising the player's'awesomeness' rating, which increases by collecting trophies earned by rescuing Teensies, collecting a high number of Lums in each level or by having a high leaderboard position at the end of a challenge. A local multiplayer football game, Kung Foot, is featured, in which players use attacks to knock a football into the opponent's goal, its plot takes place one century after the events of Rayman Origins. Rayman and the Teensies have been sleeping for a century. During that time, the Bubble Dreamer's nightmares grew in strength and numbers, so has the Magician, who has split into 5 "Dark Teensies". Rayman and friends are awakened by their friend Murfy who tells them about the bad news, tells them that the 10 princesses of the land and the Teensies have been captured by the nightmares and the Dark Teensies. Rayman, the Teensies, Murfy set out to defeat these new threats. After defeating 4 of the Dark Teensies and fighting the worst of the nightmares and friends go to Olympus Maximus and confront a giant cloud of pure nightmare.

After the darkness has been destroyed and the last Dark Teensie is sent to the moon, the credits roll. If four-hundred teensies are saved, the player unlocks the last world of the game, Living Dead Party. Once completed, the nightmares are defeated and the player is awarded with 10,000 lums and 6 new invasion paintings. Once the player saves all 700 Teensies, they unlock the golden Teensie; the game was first leaked in an online marketing survey, which hinted that the upcoming "Rayman Origins 2" would include dragons, ghosts, the return of the Land of the Livid Dead and someone dear to the Rayman series, in addition to returning features from its predecessor. Subsequently, Ubisoft registered the domain names "" and "". On 27 April 2012, the game's first trailer was leaked, revealing several details about it, including new playable characters, as well as the inclusion of online multiplayer; the end of the trailer showcased Wii U exclusive features such as the use of NFC to make figures placed on the touchscreen appear on the game, as demonstrated with figures of Rabbids and Ezio from Assassin's Creed.

Ubisoft released a statement that confirmed its development, though stated i

John N. Belkin

John N. Belkin was an American entomologist. Belkin was born in 1913 in Petrograd and became a citizen of the United States by 1938; the same year, he got a bachelor's degree at Cornell University. Belkin continued to work at Cornell, at first as assistant entomologist for two years, as an entomology Instructor, a position which he kept till 1942; the same year, he got a job as junior entomologist for the Tennessee Valley Authority, but was drafted into the United States Army Sanitary Corps. From 1943 to 1945, he was the Commanding Officer of the 420th Malaria Survey Detachment in the Solomon Islands, where he studied mosquito specimens that he would use in his volume The Mosquitoes of the South Pacific. In 1945 he was reassigned to General Douglas MacArthur as a liaison officer with the Russian army; when his army service finished in 1946, Belkin returned to Cornell, where he got his PhD in medical entomology. He worked at Rutgers University as an assistant specialist for a short period of time, from 1946 to 1949, was an associate professor for the Associated Colleges of Upper New York.

In 1949 he moved to California, where he took a position as assistant professor of entomology at the University of California in Los Angeles. In 1952 he became an associate professor, a professor of entomology in 1958. Four years he became a professor of zoology at UCLA, a job that he kept until he died in 1980; the mosquito genus Johnbelkinia was named in his memory

Lexis (Aristotle)

In philosophical discourse, lexis is a complete group of words in a language, the total set of all words in a language, all words that have meaning or a function in grammar. According to Plato, lexis is the manner of speaking. Plato said that lexis can be divided into diegesis. Gerard Genette states: "Plato's theoretical division, opposing the two pure and heterogeneous modes of narrative and imitation, within poetic diction and establishes a practical classification of genres, which includes the two distinct modes...and a mixed mode, for example the Iliad". In the Iliad, a Greek epic written by Homer, the mixed mode is prevalent. According to Gerald Prince, diegesis in the Iliad is the fictional storytelling associated with the fictional world and the enacting/re-telling of the story. Mimesis in the Iliad is the imitation of everyday, yet fantastical life in the ancient Greek world. Diegesis and mimesis combined represent the fullest extent of lexis. In conclusion, lexis is the larger overview of literature.

Within lexis the two areas of differentiation of mimesis are diegesis and the "direct representation of the actors speaking to the public." According to Jose M. Gonzalez, "Aristotle instructs us to view of his psychology, as mediating the rhetorical task and entrusted with turning the orator's subject matter into such opinion of the listeners and gain their pistis." Pistis is one of the rhetorical modes of persuasion. Gonzalez points out that, "By invoking phantasia, lexis against the background Aristotle instructs us to view of his psychology, as mediating the rhetorical task and entrusted with turning the orator's subject matter into such opinion of the listeners and gain their pistis." Phantasia is a Greek word meaning the process by. Aristotle defines phantasia as "our desire for the mind to mediate anything not present to the senses with a mental image." Aristotle instructs the reader to use his or her imagination to create the fantastic, unordinary images, all the while using narrative and re-enactment to create a play either written or produced.

Although Aristotle at times seems to demean the art of diction or'voice,' saying that it is not an "elevated subject of inquiry," he does go into quite a bit of detail on its importance and its proper use in rhetorical speech. Calling it "style", he defines good style as follows: that it must be clear and avoid extremes of baseness and loftiness. Aristotle makes the cases for the importance of diction by saying that, "it is not enough to know what we ought to say. In an oratorical speech, one must consider not only the facts, but how to put the facts into words and which words and the "proper method of delivery". Aristotle goes on to say that only the facts in an argument should be important but that since the listeners can be swayed by diction, it must be considered. Voice At the time when Aristotle wrote his treatise on Rhetoric, orators had not paid much attention to voice, they thought it was a subject only of concern to poets. In The Rhetoric, Aristotles says, "proper method of delivery…affects the success of a speech greatly.

Aristotle defined voice as controlling one's voice, using rate and pitch, to convey the appropriate emotions. The manner of voice in which an idea or speech is conveyed affects not only the emotions of the audience but their ability to understand this concept. Although Aristotle gives this mention and explanation of voice, he does not go into specifics about how to produce appropriate voice or how to convey specific tones with one's voice; this may not be due to his mild disdain for the topic as a whole. Modern scholars have explored voice more extensively. According to Taylor Stoehr, "voice is the pervasive reflection in written or spoken language, of an author's character, the marks by which we recognize his utterance as his.". However, just as in Aristotle's time set of specific rules or guidelines has yet been laid out for the production or interpretation of voice. Due to the vast array of elements involved in the production of voice this task would be nearly, if not impossible. Language As mentioned before, Aristotle thought the language of a speech should avoid being too lofty or too crude.

The speaker must use the ordinary language of everyday life. However, because people best remember what is out of the ordinary, the speaker must use some language that gives the speech an air of importance; the elevation of the language must correlate to the elevation of the subject or, in poetry, the character, speaking. In poetry and linguistic devices that convey a sense of importance are more appropriate, should be used more because the events of poetry are more removed from ordinary life, they are less appropriate in rhetorical speech because the topics relate more directly to ordinary things and the people who are listening to the speech. Most of all, the speaker must "give the impression of speaking and not artificially." When one seems to speak with ease, the audience is more persuaded that the facts he is communicating are truthful. A speaker must avoid using many "strange words, compound words, invented words". Aristotle considered this kind of language an excessive departure from the way people speak.

However, one acceptable departure from plain language is the use of metaphor because metaphors are used by all people in everyday conversation. According to Aristotle, meaning the delivery of words