In Greek mythology, Danaë was an Argive princess and mother of the hero Perseus by Zeus. She was credited with founding the city of Ardea in Latium during the Bronze Age. Danae was the daughter and only child of King Acrisius of Argos by his wife Queen Eurydice or Aganippe. In some accounts, she had a sister, wife of King Oenomaus of Pisa and mother of Hippodamia. Disappointed by his lack of male heirs, King Acrisius asked the oracle of Delphi if this would change; the oracle announced to him that he would never have a son, but his daughter would, that he would be killed by his daughter's son. At the time, Danae was childless and, meaning to keep her so, King Acrisius shut her up in a bronze chamber to be constructed under the court of his palace, she was buried in this tomb. However, the king of the gods, desired her, came to her in the form of golden rain which streamed in through the roof of the subterranean chamber and down into her womb. Soon after, their child Perseus was born. Unwilling to provoke the wrath of the gods or the Furies by killing his offspring and grandchild, King Acrisius cast Danaë and Perseus into the sea in a wooden chest.
The sea was calmed by Poseidon and, at the request of Zeus, the pair survived. They were washed ashore on the island of Seriphos, where they were taken in by Dictys – the brother of King Polydectes – who raised Perseus to manhood; the King was charmed by Danaë. He agreed not to marry her only if her son would bring him the head of the Gorgon Medusa. Using Athena's shield, Hermes's winged sandals and Hades' helmet of invisibility, Perseus was able to evade Medusa's gaze and decapitate her. After Perseus brought back Medusa's head and rescued Andromeda, the oracle's prophecy came true, he started for Argos, but learning of the prophecy, instead went to Larissa, where athletic games were being held. By chance, an aging Acrisius was there and Perseus accidentally struck him on the head with his javelin, fulfilling the prophecy. Danaë in art Danaë #Art Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheke Danae-class cruiser The asteroid 61 Danaë, named after her Gaius Julius Hyginus, Fabulae from The Myths of Hyginus translated and edited by Mary Grant.
University of Kansas Publications in Humanistic Studies. Online version at the Topos Text Project. Pseudo-Apollodorus, The Library with an English Translation by Sir James George Frazer, F. B. A. F. R. S. in 2 Volumes, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Greek text available from the same website. Smith, William. "Danae", Acri'sius Warburg Institute Iconographic Database
Protein Wnt-7a is a protein that in humans is encoded by the WNT7A gene. The WNT gene family consists of structurally related genes; these proteins have been implicated in oncogenesis and in several developmental processes, including regulation of cell fate and patterning during embryogenesis. This gene is a member of the WNT gene family, it encodes a protein showing 99% amino acid identity to the mouse Wnt7A protein. This gene not only guides the development of the anterior-posterior axis in the female reproductive tract but plays a critical role in uterine smooth muscle pattering and maintenance of adult uterine function, it is responsive to changes in the levels of sex steroid hormone in the female reproductive tract. Decreased expression of this gene in human uterine leiomyoma is found to be inversely associated with the expression of estrogen receptor alpha
Adam Nicol is a Scotland U20 international rugby union player who plays for Stirling County and Glasgow Warriors at the Tighthead Prop position. Nicol grew up in Bermuda and started at the Bermuda Youth Rugby Program, representing Bermuda as a school boy V Cayman in 2008. On return to Scotland he started out with Dunfermline, Nicol moved on to play for Glasgow University and Stirling County, he studies Earth Sciences at Glasgow University. Nicol has been drafted to Stirling County in the Scottish Premiership for the 2018-19 season. On 25 November 2016, Nicol played for Glasgow Warriors against Ospreys in the Pro12, replacing D'Arcy Rae at Tighthead Prop, he was enrolled in the Scottish Rugby Academy for their 2017-18 intake as a Stage 3 player. Stage 3 players are assigned a professional club, he played again for Glasgow Warriors in their opening match of the 2017-18 season - against Northampton Saints at Bridgehaugh Park, Stirling on 19 August 2017. Nicol was picked for Scotland at U16 level, he moved up in his international career with Scotland at Under 18 level, playing against England in Match 2015.
He received his first Scotland U20 cap against England in the Under 20 Six Nations of 2016. Whilst with the U20 side Nicol displayed a level of destructive scrummaging rare in age grade rugby and confirmed his status as one of the biggest prospects in Scottish rugby. Scottish Rugby profile Scrum magazine Glasgow University RFC Profile
Nogometni klub Gradina Srebrenik is a professional association football club from the city of Srebrenik, situated in the northeastern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. NK Gradina was founded in 1963 in a karaoke bar within the city of Srebrenik; the logo of the club has the traditional Lilium Bosniacum placed in the central part of the logo. Gradina is active in the Second League of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and plays its home matches on the Gradski Stadion in Srebrenik, which has a capacity of 5,000 seats. First League of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Winners: 2011–12 Second League of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Winners: 2004–05, 2009–10 Samir Adanalić Denis Sadiković Boris Gavran Nedžad Bajrović Fuad Grbešić Nedžad Bajrović Vinko Divković Fuad Grbešić Nedžad Bajrović Smajil Karić Samir Adanalić Fuad Grbešić Samir Adanalić Suad Jašarević NK Gradina at Facebook
SimPark is a 1996 video game by Maxis. The object of the game is to manage a successful park. Similar to SimTown, it is targeted more towards children than the average player. SimPark attempts to show the importance of ecological balance, it could well be considered a'lite' version of SimIsle. Simpark was a simple game designed for a younger audience. You can not lose the game by running out of money. Players have to learn how doing various things will affect how their park grows. For instance, if certain flower types aren't planted, the park won't attract bees. If the bees aren't flying around the park pollination won't occur, an important aspect of keeping the park growing. On top of properly managing the plant and animal population, players are required to identify the park's plants and animals. Players receive in-game email, such as their boss telling them to make the park more diverse, or their virtual mother telling about life back at home Occasionally, the Boss's pet frog Rizzo will make an appearance on the screen to give the player advice, or nag about the way they're handling things.
The park can experience disasters, including: Garbage Dump: The Garbage Dump is just a big pile of rubbish. As soon as it is made, rats inhabit your park; the only way to get rid of the garbage dump is to put water on it or place lots of garbage-eating animals such as rats and black bears, around the garbage dump. Fire Kudzu Alien invasion: The Alien Invasion consists of flat, pink-and-blue creatures that litter the park grounds and sometimes float on the water. If the map is clicked to get a zoomed-out map view, the pattern the Aliens form may be in the shape of letters. One example of this is a message which reads: "Surrender, Dorothy"; this is a parody of the movie The Wizard of Oz. The only way to get rid of aliens, aside from using cheat codes, is to bulldoze them with the "Bulldozer" tool; the option of using a microphone feature allows you to click on park-goers and listen to what they have to say. Some of the more memorable quotes include, "My socks don't match," "I didn't brush my teeth this morning," "Eddie!
Oh Eddie! Where are you?" and "My favourite book is Wind in the Willows." It takes about four minutes real time for a year of time to elapse in the game. The game shows the seasons with the changing color of the leaves. SimPark at MobyGames
St Mary Magdalene's Church is a redundant Anglican church standing in the deserted medieval village of Caldecote, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building, is under the care of the Friends of Friendless Churches; the present church dates from the 15th centuries. It is that there was an earlier church on the site as the list of rectors begins in 1215; the village was abandoned during the 15th and 16th centuries. Repairs were carried out to the church in the 18th century; the population declined and the church was declared redundant in 1975. It was taken into the care of the charity, the Friends of Friendless Churches, in 1982; the charity holds the freehold with effect from 15 April 1982. In order to assist in the maintenance of the church, the Caldecote Church Friends was established in 2007. St Mary's is constructed with some brick; the clunch came from a nearby quarry at Ashwell. The brick was inserted to replace worn-away clunch.
It is a small church with a chancel without any division between them. It measures 51 feet long by 14 feet 6 inches wide. At the west end is a tower in two stages with corner buttresses in the lower part of the bottom stage. There are two-light windows dating from the 14th century in both stages and a plain parapet at the summit. On the east face of the tower is a lead plaque inscribed "Katherine Morris 1736", an unusual reference to a female plumber responsible for the lead covering on the roof. On the south of the church is a porch dating from the 15th century; the nave and porch have battlemented parapets. The windows in the nave and chancel are Perpendicular in style. Inside the porch is a crocketed and canopied stoup, which Nikolaus Pevsner states is unique; the font dates from the 15th century. The benches date from the 15th century, as does the circular east window; the memorials include a kneeling figure of Rector William Makesey who died in 1424. There is a plaque to the memory of Thomas Inskip, 1st Viscount Caldecote