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Daphne a minor figure in Greek mythology, is a naiad, a variety of female nymph associated with fountains, springs, streams and other bodies of freshwater. She is said by ancient sources variously to have been a daughter of the river god Peneus and the nymph Creusa in Thessaly or of Ladon or Pineios, to Ge. There are several versions of the myth in which she appears, but the general narrative appears in Greco-Roman mythology, is that due to a curse made by the god Cupid, son of Venus, on the god Apollo, she became the unwilling object of the infatuation of Apollo, who chased her against her wishes. Just before being kissed by him, Daphne pleaded to her river god father for help, who transformed her into a laurel tree, thus foiling Apollo. Thenceforth Apollo developed a special reverence for laurel. At the Pythian Games which were held every four years in Delphi in honour of Apollo, a wreath of laurel gathered from the Vale of Tempe in Thessaly was given as a prize. Hence it became customary to award prizes in the form of laurel wreaths to victorious generals, athletes and musicians, worn as a chaplet on the head.

The Poet Laureate is a well-known modern example of such a prize-winner, dating from the early Renaissance in Italy. According to Pausanias the reason for this was "simply and because the prevailing tradition has it that Apollo fell in love with the daughter of Ladon". Most artistic depictions of the myth focus on the moment of Daphne's transformation; the earliest source of the myth of Daphne and Apollo is Phylarchus, quoted by Parthenius. The Roman poet Ovid does a retelling of this Greek legend, which appears in his work Metamorphoses; the pursuit of a local nymph by an Olympian god, part of the archaic adjustment of religious cult in Greece, was given an arch anecdotal turn in the Metamorphoses by the Roman poet Ovid. According to this version Apollo's infatuation was caused by a golden-tipped arrow shot at him by Cupid, son of Venus, who wanted to punish Apollo for having insulted his archery skills by commenting "What hast thou to do with the arms of men, thou wanton boy?", to demonstrate the power of love's arrow.

Eros shot Daphne, but with a leaden-tipped arrow, the effect of, to make her flee from Apollo. Elated with sudden love, Apollo chased Daphne continually, he tried to make her cease her flight by saying. When she kept fleeing, Apollo lamented that though he had the knowledge of medicinal herbs, he had failed to cure himself from the wound of Cupid's arrow; when Apollo caught up with her, Daphne prayed for help to her father, the river god Peneus of Thessaly, who commenced her transformation into a laurel tree: "a heavy numbness seized her limbs, thin bark closed over her breast, her hair turned into leaves, her arms into branches, her feet so swift a moment ago stuck fast in slow-growing roots, her face was lost in the canopy. Only her shining beauty was left."Even this did not quench Apollo's ardour, as he embraced the tree, he felt her heart still beating. He declared: "My bride," he said, "since you can never be, at least, sweet laurel, you shall be my tree. My lure, my locks, my quiver you shall wreathe.

Upon hearing his words, Daphne bends her branches. A version of the attempt on Daphne's sworn virginity, less familiar since the Renaissance was narrated by the Hellenistic poet Parthenius, in his Erotica Pathemata, "The Sorrows of Love". Parthenius' tale, based on the Hellenistic historian Phylarchus, was known to Pausanias, who recounted it in his Description of Greece. In this, the earliest written account, Daphne is a mortal girl, daughter of Amyclas, fond of hunting and determined to remain a virgin, he is successful in gaining her innocent affection. This makes Apollo angry and he puts it into the girl's mind to stop to bathe in the river Ladon. At this moment Apollo's attention becomes engaged, he begins his own pursuit. Daphne, fleeing to escape Apollo's advances, prays to Zeus to help. Zeus turns her into laurel tree. Parthenius' modern editor remarks on the rather awkward transition; the name Daphne, in Greek Δάφνη, means "laurel. While the story of Daphne is traditionally connected with the bay laurel 90 species of evergreen shrubs noted for their scented flowers and poisonous berries are grouped under the genus Daphne—including the garland flower.

These genera are categorized in the family Thymelaeaceae and are native to Asia and North Africa Artemis Daphnaia, who had her temple among the Lacedemonians, at a place called Hypsoi in antiquity, on the slopes of Mount Cnacadion near the Spartan frontier, had her own sacred laurel trees. At Eretria the identity of an excavated 7th- and 6th-century BCE temple to Apollo Daphnephoros, "Apollo, laurel-bearer", or "carrying off Daphne", a "place where the citizens are to take the oath", is identified in inscriptions. Dafne, opera by Jacopo Peri and Jacopo Corsi to a libretto by Ottavio Rinuccini La Dafne, opera by Marco da Gagliano to a libretto Ottavio Rinuccini Die Dafne, lost opera by Heinrich Schütz to a libretto by Martin Opitz, a translation of Rinuccini's libretto Daphne (

James Sterling Young

James Sterling Young was an American political scientist, winner of the Bancroft Prize, Professor of Government and Randolph P. Compton Scholar at the University of Virginia. A native of Savannah, Young attended the Savannah public schools through high school. Following United States Army service in China and Japan he received an A. B. degree from Princeton University. He pursued graduate study at Columbia University in political science and anthropology. In 1964 he received a Ph. D. from Columbia and was appointed assistant professor in the Department of Public Law and Government. Young served on the Columbia faculty as an associate professor in 1968 and as a professor in 1971, he taught courses on American government and politics, established a graduate internship program with the City of New York, directed a grants program to encourage the study of urban life and problems, concentrating on the Harlem community. Following the disruptions of 1969, he was elected to the first University Senate and chaired its committee on educational policy.

From 1971 to 1977, Young served as Columbia’s third ranking academic officer, holding the posts of Deputy Provost and Vice President. He was principally responsible for the coordinated planning of the central university’s academic programs and physical facilities and for policies governing the use, historic preservation, new construction of academic buildings on the Morningside campus. In 1978, he left his post at Columbia to join the University of Virginia as a professor in the Department of Government and Foreign Affairs and as director of the Program on the Presidency at the Miller Center, he taught courses on the presidency, established a presidential research and publications program for resident scholars, organized conferences of academicians, public officials, journalists on trends affecting the future presidency. Young founded the nation’s only oral history program focused on United States presidents at the Miller Center of Public Affairs, directing oral histories of the presidencies of Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

He conducted an oral history on former United States Senator Edward M. Kennedy and the Senate of his time. Kennedy based his memoir, “True Compass,” on dozens of interviews with Young. Young was Senior Director of the Edward M. Kennedy Oral History Project. According to Presidential Oral History Program chair Russell Riley, Young recorded more than 400 oral history sessions for the Miller Center’s various projects. Young is author of 1800-1828, awarded the Bancroft Prize, he has held research appointments at the Institute of Politics of the John Fitzgerald Kennedy School of Government, the Brookings Institution, the George Washington University. From 1985 to 1986, Young was a member of the Advisory Council of the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution. In 1987 he was invited by the Republic of Brazil to be a consultant and the United States participant in an international conference in Brasilia on the drafting of a new 2 national constitution. In 1993 he served as U. S. Speaker in Asia for the United States Information Agency, giving talks on the founding and governance of the United States to public and university audiences in Beijing, Chengdu, Changchun and Bangkok.

He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the American Political Science Association, the American Oral History Association, the International Oral History Association. He is past president of the Presidency Research Group, an organized section of the APSA which he helped to establish, he was married to the anthropologist Virginia Heyer Young. They lived together at Swift Run Farm in Virginia. Young died on August 2013 at his home in Advance Mills, Virginia, he was 85 and survived by his wife Virginia Heyer Young. 1967 Bancroft Prize The Washington Community, 1800–1828. Columbia University Press. 1966. ISBN 978-0-231-02901-8. James Sterling Young

Martins Heron

Martins Heron is a suburb of Bracknell 25 miles west of London in Berkshire, England. Martins Heron and the neighbouring suburb The Warren are after a Parliamentary Boundary review in the Bracknell constituency – until 2010 they were in the Windsor Constituency, it is in Harmans Water ward, which includes parts of Bullbrook, The Parks. The name does not in fact have anything to do with the avian heron but stems from the obsolete word hern, meaning nook or corner of land; the area is bordered by Bracknell to the west and large wooded areas, notably Swinley Woods on the east and Lily Hill Park to the north. The area lies within the former parkland and grounds of a mansion, Martins Herne, built around 1750 but demolished in the early 1980s, associated with minor nobility for much of its life, including the 18th-century British general, William Gordon; the house made way for a small estate of large detached houses. Martins Heron is well known locally as being the site of aunt's house; the filmed version of the first of JK Rowling's famous stories, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was filmed on location.

The external scenes with the actor Daniel Radcliffe playing Harry Potter at his house were shot on location at a house in Picket Post Close, Martins Heron. However, according to the documentary Creating the World of Harry Potter, logistics made this location impractical as a long-term filming location, so a portion of the street was recreated on the backlot of Leavesden Film Studios. Martins Heron railway station serves commuters travelling to Reading, Berkshire; the railway station is small but is manned during the morning and is equipped with CCTV. The station is situated right next to a Tesco supermarket, indeed was built by the supermarket chain, as a precondition of the supermarket being built. Martins Heron Tesco was used for filming; until 2009 it was one of the few Tesco supermarkets in the country, not open on Sunday, owing to concerns from local residents. It had restricted opening hours on weekdays, it has therefore been used as a filming location for many of the Tesco television adverts featuring Prunella Scales and Jane Horrocks among others.

Tesco Martins Heron was extended in 2008, drastically increasing its size and drawing new customers to the area. However this had been an issue, addressed by the local residents many times, it had taken years for Tesco to receive planning permission to go ahead with the build; the new store was finished in May 2008. Next to Tesco, sits The Warren Community Hall; this is a small local hall, refurbished. It had an extension built at the start of the new millennium, now contains the main hall, as well as the annexe hall, cloakrooms and a small waiting area, it is used by the local nursery school, as well as the Martins Heron School of Dance, which holds classes most evenings during term time. Martins Heron community centre South Western Railway – Martins Heron station information Media related to Martins Heron at Wikimedia Commons

1st String Teenage High

Tullycraft released the 1st String Teenage High 7" EP on the German label Little Teddy Recordings in 1996. The four songs were exclusive, but reappeared on The Singles CD released in 1999; the songs were mixed at Yoyo Studios in Olympia, Washington. A1 1st String Teenage High A2 Not Quite Burning Bridges B1 Piano Lessons For Beauty Queens B2 Stay Cool I'll See You This Summer Sean Tollefson – vocals, bass Jeff Fell – drums Gary Miklusek – guitar, backing vocals Pat Maley – production, audio engineering Aaron Gorseth – production assistance Strong, M. C.. The Great Indie Discography pg. 1041. Published by Canon Books Ltd. ISBN 1-84195-335-0. Discogs. 1st String Teenage High. Retrieved on November 15, 2008

ńĆemerno massacre

The Čemerno massacre refers to the massacre of ethnic Serbs of the village of Čemerno, in the Ilijaš Municipality, near Sarajevo, on 10 June 1992, during the Bosnian War. Some sources state that the attack was carried out by the members of the 304th Mountain Brigade of the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina from Breza and were commanded by the war time mayor of the municipality of Salko Opačin, the head of the police department Meho Kulić and others. A purported reason for the massacre, according to Bosniak sources, was that the village was the place from where the town of Breza was shelled by artillery, but at the same time Čemerno was inhabited by civilians. After the incident, one of the survivors was recorded by British television. According to his testimony, the attack had been carried out by Croats, while another eyewitness also mentioned the Bosniaks, proved to be more accurate than the first report. Although reports attributed it to Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina and "Muslim armed forces", the original indictment filed on 17 July 1992 mentions six individual Croatian persons.

The indictments were immediately published in Serbian media. The investigation was stalled and an attempt at their retrieval in 2005 by a media outlet was unsuccessful. By 2007, the County Prosecutor of Istočno Sarajevo claimed the police had filed a full report in 2006, that their investigation was being completed. Another news report mentions that a Muslim prisoner of war had confessed to participating in the killing and named several others. According to different media information, either 29, 31 or 32 Evidence that both military and civilian Serbs were murdered includes a video recording made at the site of the crime, which contains the testimony of one Petar Rašević and a surviving member of the Trifković family. According to the initial reports, those killed; the houses and other belongings and property were burned. Three villagers who heard the attack and the cries of the victims were able to escape from their houses. Media reports include the names of at least two elderly women. Republika Srpska media stated that the Bosnian Army stole 100 heads of cattle.

Republika Srpska's Ministry of Internal Affairs has stated that 15 soldiers were involved in the massacre. In 1999, 30 bodies were exhumed from a mass grave in Čemerno by the Republika Srpska Commission for Searching Missing Individuals; as some were burned, the head of the commission's operating team, Slobodan Škrba, stated that not all bodies will be found. Forensic analysis of the exhumed victims showed that they were violently murdered with heavy objects. In accordance with the wishes of the families, the remains were re-buried at the Military cemetery in Sokolac. In 2009, Škrba stated. None of the houses destroyed in the attack have been rebuilt, Čemerno is now uninhabited. On 22 September 2007, representatives of the Organization of Families of the Captured and Killed from East Sarajevo unveiled a monument to the victims in Čemerno. In December 2017, 11 former members of the Bosnian army had been charged over the massacre; the prosecutor’s office said that the men who were arrested are suspected of war crimes against civilians and prisoners of war, the killing and wounding of enemy combatants and violations of the laws and customs of war.

Adding that the crime in Čemerno was one of the most worst in the entire Sarajevo region. Video recording of the site of the crime Witness accounts of the massacre - RTRS TV report about the Čemerno massacre: Part One and Part Two

Nicola Cosentini

Nicola Cosentini is an Italian footballer who plays for Brutium Cosenza. Cosentini started his career working his way through the Juventus F. C. youth ranks, before he made his way to the Primavera youth squad in 2006. He never managed a senior team debut with Juventus during the season, but after graduating the youth team in July 2008, he was loaned to Pro Patria sold to third division club, A. S. Figline in co-ownership deal, along with teammates, Marco Duravia, Salvatore D'Elia, Alessandro D'Antoni, he scored 1 goal in 16 appearances for the club during the 2009–10 Lega Pro Prima Divisione season. On 25 June 2010 Juventus brought back Cosentini and sold to Viareggio on 8 July 2010 along with Carlo Pinsoglio, D'Antoni and Giorgio Merlano. In June 2011 Juventus gave up the remain 50% registration rights; however Cosentini excluded from the squad of Viareggio and terminated the contract in mutual consent in December 2011 Cosentini spent rest of the 2011–12 Serie D season with Pro Imperia. He joined another Serie D team Asti in August but left for Taranto.

In December he moved to Montalto Uffugo. He moved to Lithuanian A lyga club Kruoja Pakruojis in March 2013 but due to difficult financial circumstances of the club, in April 2013 he chose to join another Lithuanian A lyga club Tauras Tauragė. Cosentini returned to Italy for Parma. Circa October he was signed by Maltese club Mosta. On 31 January 2014 he was signed by Italian fourth division club Gavorrano in co-ownership. In July 2014 Cosentini was signed by Savona. In January 2015 he was signed by L'Aquila. On 23 August 2016 he was signed by Rieti. In July 2019, Cosentini joined Brutium Cosenza. Profile FIGC Nicola Cosentini at Soccerway Nicola Cosentini at Nicola Cosentini at