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Dolores Claiborne

Dolores Claiborne is a 1992 psychological thriller novel by Stephen King. The novel is narrated by the title character. Atypically for a King novel, it has no chapters, double-spacing between paragraphs, or other section breaks, it was the best-selling novel of 1992 in the United States. Dolores Claiborne, an opinionated 65-year-old widow living on the tiny Maine community of Little Tall Island, is suspected of murdering her wealthy, elderly employer, Vera Donovan; the novel is presented as a transcript of her statement, told to the local constable and a stenographer. Dolores wants to make clear to the police that she did not kill Vera, whom she has looked after for years, but does confess to orchestrating the death of her husband, Joe St. George 30 years before. Dolores's confession develops into the story of her life, her troubled marriage, her relationship with her employer, she begins by describing her relationship with her employer, which began when Vera and her millionaire husband purchased a summer home on Little Tall Island in 1949 and hired Dolores as a maid.

Able to cope with Vera's brutally exacting standards, Dolores rises from maid to housekeeper at the Donovan home. After her husband's death in a car crash in the late 50s, Vera spends increasing time at her island house moving in permanently. After Vera suffers a series of strokes in the 1980s, Dolores becomes Vera's live-in caretaker and reluctant companion as the wealthy woman slips into dementia, combatting Vera's mind games and power plays when she is lucid and comforting her from terrifying hallucinations of a force she calls "the dust bunnies" when she is not. Dolores further reveals that at the time she began working for Vera, her marriage to Joe St. George was showing signs of distress due to Joe's drinking and his penchant for verbal and physical abuse, their problems come to a head one night in 1960 when Joe viciously hits Dolores in the small of her back with a piece of stove wood over a perceived slight. In retaliation, Dolores smashes a ceramic cream pot over his head and threatens him with a hatchet, swearing she will kill him if he strikes her again.

This confrontation is witnessed by their teenage daughter Selena, who does not realize her mother was acting in self-defense. Joe stops beating Dolores, though she allows him to let the island community believe he continues to do so in an effort to save face, but leads to a rift between mother and daughter. In 1962, Dolores notices that Selena has become withdrawn and unsociable. After speculating that she has met a boy or become involved in drugs, Dolores confronts her daughter as they return home on the island ferry, she explains the truth of the hatchet incident, which Joe has used to gain sympathy with his daughter, Selena unwillingly confesses that her father has molested her. A hysterical Selena nearly jumps off the side of the ferry, but Dolores prevents her and comforts her, vowing to protect her; that night, she considers murdering Joe on the spot, describing the urge to kill him as the opening of an "inside eye". Instead, she confronts him, promising to have him arrested if he touches Selena again.

Dolores resolves to protect her children by leaving Joe, but when she attempts to withdraw her children's savings accounts to fund their escape, she discovers Joe has stolen everything she had saved. In despair, she breaks down forcing her to confide her troubles in Vera. An unusually sympathetic Vera reveals she has had some sort of experience with Dolores' "inside eye", casually remarks that men like Joe die in accidents, leaving their wives everything; as she departs, she implies that she arranged the car crash that killed her husband and advises Dolores that "sometimes, an accident can be an unhappy woman's best friend." Dolores begins plotting Joe's death, but does not find an opportunity to put her plan into action until the summer of 1963. Vera becomes obsessed with a total solar eclipse that will be visible from the island, convinced the event will convince her estranged children to visit her, she plans a massive viewing party on the Island ferry. Knowing that the Island will be empty as a result, Dolores ensures Selena is sent to camp and her sons, Joe Jr. and Pete, are sent on a trip to visit family, marks the location of a dried-up stone well in a patch of brambles on the edge of their property.

When it becomes clear her children will not be joining her, Vera becomes despondent and lashes out at her hired help, calming only after Dolores confronts her over the unjust firing of one of the maids. On the day of the eclipse, Dolores buys Joe a bottle of fine scotch and makes him a sandwich, getting him drunk and comfortable, they share a moment of physical affection for the first time in many years; as the eclipse begins, Dolores has a vision of a young girl in the path of the eclipse, at that same moment being sexually abused by her father. Reminded of what she has set out to do, she deliberately enrages Joe by claiming she has recovered the money he had stolen and provokes him into attacking her, she flees into the brambles, leading Joe to the well and tricking him into stepping on the rotted boards that cover it. The planks break and he falls into the well, but is not killed, he calls out for help for some time before falling unconscious. Dolores returns to the house and falls asleep, but has a nightmare and forces herself to go outside to check the well.

She arrives to discover Joe has regained consciousness, has managed to nearly climb out of the well, grabbing at Dolores and attempting to pull her in with him. She kills him by hitting him in the face with a rock, he falls bac

Ultraflight Lazair

The UltraFlight Lazair is a family of Canadian designed and built twin-engine ultralight aircraft that were sold in kit form between 1979 and 1984. It was one of the first twin-engined ultralights. More Lazairs have been registered in Canada than any other type of Canadian aircraft. In 2019, Canada Post issued a stamp in honour of the Lazair. Dale Kramer visited the Oshkosh EAA convention in 1977, where he saw the potential of the ultralight aircraft present, he flew an early type of Superfloater ultralight sailplane. Kramer took it to the next year's Oshkosh, they fitted it with two of Sweeney's engine kits. Kramer kept the engines and designed a new plane for them, which would remedy the deficiencies he saw in the Superfloater, he started with a blank sheet of paper and designed a new aircraft, the Lazair going so far as to design a custom airfoil for it. He named it Lazair for several reasons, including a reference to the successful Laser sailing dinghy of Canadian design, as a contraction of "lazy air" due to the slow cruising speed, as an allusion to "laissez-faire".

Performance was not as good as anticipated. Although Kramer did most of the test piloting, the lighter Corley took it on its first flight in November 1978; the engines were subsequently moved from their original position below the wing to directly in front of the leading edge. The improvement in performance proved definitive and in this form they demonstrated the prototype Lazair at the EAA Sun'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo, Florida, in March 1979, it won the award for best home-built microlight, repeating the accolade at Oshkosh that year and receiving thirty-three orders on the spot. Kramer began series production, with Corley as his first demonstration pilot; the Lazair I is a single-seat conventional high-wing monoplane with an open fuselage frame, inverted V-tail and twin tractor propellers. As an ultralight aircraft designed for low flying speeds, the fuselage comprises an open frame of aluminum tube supporting the open cockpit, tricycle undercarriage and inverted-V tail; the wing is mounted at the top of the fuselage frame with additional outboard diagonal bracing struts.

It is of constant taper, high aspect ratio planform. The airfoil section is of Kramer's own design and incorporates reverse camber at the trailing edge, giving an S-shaped camber line; the wing has a progressive and constant washout, or reduction in angle of incidence from root to tip. It features some of the first modern winglets to be seen on a light aircraft; this combination produces an aircraft with optimized low-speed handling and gentle stall characteristics. The high aspect ratio wing made the Lazair a good glider, giving it a 12:1 glide ratio, it could be soared in light thermal conditions; the wing structure comprises an aluminum "D" cell leading edge, foam ribs and an aluminum tubular trailing edge. The wing and tail covering for the first 50 Lazair kits was an opaque urethane-impregnated nylon fabric; this was changed to translucent Mylar PET polymer film, attached to the airframe with single- and two-sided tapes. The Mylar proved to have a short service life due to UV damage, so it was replaced by the more expensive Tedlar PVF film.

For control run simplicity the control stick pivot point was located above the pilot with the stick hanging downwards. Conventional ailerons together with tail ruddervators provided full three-axis control, which although standard on conventional aircraft was unusual for ultralights; the ailerons on the wing and ruddervators on the tail were interconnected so that turns were made with connected rudder and aileron by moving the stick to the side. Pitch control was via conventional fore-and-aft stick movement moving the ruddervators together as elevators. Kramer opted for two engines instead of one because he wanted to use two of the largest chainsaw motors to obtain the total of 11 hp which he deemed necessary to make his "powered glider" fly with performance, acceptable to him, he placed the two motors as close together as possible to reduce yaw. The Lazair was one of the first ultralights to incorporate twin engines improving the reliability and safety of this class of aircraft; the Lazair was thus built from standard aircraft materials, but it had many innovative design features for an ultralight, including the aerofoil, inverted-V tail and ruddervators, transparent film covered flying surfaces and twin engines.

Models incorporated many refinements and options including. The first Lazair prototype was constructed by Kramer with some help from Corley and first flown in 1978. In 1979, Kramer formed UltraFlight Incorporated to produce the design in his home town of Port Colborne, Ontario. In 1981, "UltraFlight Sales Ltd". was incorporated and sales of all aircraft kits were transferred to that subsidiary. Production ended in 1984, the company citing "liability concerns" and the resulting cost and availability of insurance as the reason; the aircraft were sold in Canada and the United States, making the Lazair the most numerous Canadian-designed aircraft type. The Series II Lazair was the model produced in the largest numbers. In the 21st century many Lazairs are still in use by private owners; as when first introduced, they remain prized for their handling qualities, if not their cruising speed. In November 2007 the Canadian register still carried a total of 460 Lazairs of all models. In the USA where the majority of Lazairs are flown as unregistered FAR Part 103 ultralights there were ten registered as amateur-builts in November 2007.

Series IThe first Lazair kits were marketed just under the model name "La

Jonathan Dziedzic

Jonathan Michael Dziedzic is an American professional baseball pitcher, a free agent. Dziedzic attended Atascocita High School in Humble and Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, he played college baseball for the Lamar Cardinals. The Boston Red Sox selected Dziedzic in the 37th round, with the 1,141st overall selection, of the 2012 MLB draft, he did not sign. The Kansas City Royals selected Dziedzic in the 13th round, with the 381st overall selection, of the 2013 MLB draft, he spent 2013 with the Idaho Falls Chukars where he was 2 -- 0 with a 2.68 ERA in 12 games. He spent 2014 with the Wilmington Blue Rocks, compiling a 6–7 record and 2.52 ERA in 24 starts, 2015 with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, posting a 10–6 record and 3.12 ERA in 26 games, along with pitching one game for the Omaha Storm Chasers. In 2016, Dziedzic played for Omaha, collecting a 5–10 record, 4.05 ERA, 1.41 WHIP in 26 games, with 25 being starts, in 2017, he returned to Omaha, starting nine games and pitching to a 3–3 record and 4.73 ERA before his season was ended due to injury.

He became a free agent following the 2019 season. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference

Marshall Brown (basketball, born 1985)

Marshall D. Brown is an American professional basketball player who last played for BC Budivelnyk of the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague, he played college basketball for the University of Missouri before playing professionally in England, Brazil and Australia, as well as in the Premier Basketball League and the NBA Development League. Brown attended Lyndon B. Johnson High School in Austin, Texas where he played basketball under head coach Freddy Roland; as a junior in 2002 -- 03, he averaged seven rebounds and three assists per game. In November 2003, Brown signed a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball for the University of Missouri. Brown earned first-team All-State and first-team All-Region honors playing for Lyndon B. Johnson as a junior and senior, was a three-time all-district selection, was named the Cen-Tex Player of the Year by the Austin American-Statesman as a senior in 2003–04; as a freshman at Missouri in 2004–05, Brown scored in double figures five times, including a season-high 12 points against Texas Tech on January 19, 2005.

In 33 games, he averaged 1.9 rebounds in 16.8 minutes per game. As a sophomore in 2005–06, Brown scored in double figures 14 times, he recorded his first career double-double with 19 points and a career-high 11 rebounds against Eastern Illinois on December 28, scored a season-high 21 points on 8-for-12 shooting against Oklahoma on January 10. In 28 games, he averaged 4.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 27.2 minutes per game. As a junior in 2006–07, Brown finished the year as one of three Tigers in double figures, averaging 10.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 0.8 steals in 30 games. He recorded a career-high 28 points on 9-for-13 shooting and 8-for-8 from the free throw line against Kansas State on January 13, 2007. Following his junior season, Brown was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his pelvis which, along with a broken foot he occurred a few months sidelined him for the majority of the 2007 offseason; the injuries disrupted his senior season preparation as he went into the 2007–08 season with a lesser role in coach Mike Anderson's rotation.

As a senior, he made just three starts in 31 total games. He scored in double figures in five games, recording a season-high 14 points on 6-for-9 shooting against Texas on January 12, 2008. On November 7, 2008, Brown was selected by the Austin Toros in the ninth round of the 2008 NBA Development League Draft. However, he was waived by the Toros on November 21, 2008 after appearing in one preseason game. In December 2008, he signed with the Sheffield Sharks for the rest of the 2008–09 BBL season. In 21 games for the Sharks, he averaged 13.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.2 steals per game. On September 14, 2009, Brown signed with Palmeiras/Lupo/Araraquara of the Novo Basquete Brasil. However, in December 2009, he was released by the club due to off court issues that were not specified; that month, he signed with the Vermont Frost Heaves for the 2010 PBL season. He led Vermont in scoring with 16.8 points in 19 games as the team finished the season with a 12–8 record. On December 16, 2010, Brown signed with the Halifax Rainmen for the 2011 PBL season.

In 22 games for Halifax, he averaged 5.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. On November 3, 2011, Brown joined the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League, going on to make his debut for the team on November 25 in the season opener against the Erie BayHawks. In 31 minutes of action off the bench, he recorded 8 rebounds in a 122 -- 113 win. On December 10, 2011, he signed with the Portland Trail Blazers, but was waived a week prior to the start of the 2011–12 NBA season. On December 20, he returned to the Vipers. In 41 games for the Vipers, he averaged 4.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. In September 2012, Brown signed with the Miyazaki Shining Suns for the 2012–13 bj league season. However, in November 2012, he left the financially troubled team after appearing in just six games, the following month, he joined the Akita Northern Happinets for the rest of the season. In 32 games for Akita, he averaged 8.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. In August 2013, Brown signed with the Shiga Lakestars for the 2013–14 bj league season, returning to Japan for a second stint.

On December 27, 2013, he was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star squad for the January 26 game. In 57 games for Shiga, he averaged 6.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game. On March 11, 2015, Brown signed with the Perth Redbacks for the 2015 State Basketball League season. Three days he made his debut for the Redbacks in the team's season opener, recording 13 points and 8 rebounds in a loss to the Stirling Senators. In the team's second game of the season on March 20, he scored 48 points on 17-of-31 shooting to help the Redbacks overcome the Lakeside Lightning with a 107–104 win, he was subsequently named Player of the Week for Round 2 after recording 10 points and 8 rebounds on March 22 against the Geraldton Buccaneers. Brown parted ways with the Redbacks in mid-June after the club entered Round 14 in ninth place with a 6–11 record. In 15 games for the Redbacks, he averaged 6.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. In August 2015, Brown signed with Kanazawa Samuraiz for the 2015–16 bj league season, returning to Japan for a third stint.

On November 14, he scored a season-high 29 points in a 75–72 win over Bambitious Nara. On January 17, 2016, he recorded a season-high 32 points and 11 rebounds in an 84–68 win over Rizing Fukuoka. On March 13, he had a 28-point game in a 92–52 win over Hamamatsu. In 51 games for Kanazawa, Brown averaged 13.4 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2

Phoebe (Titaness)

In ancient Greek religion, Phoebe was one of the first generation of Titans, who were one set of sons and daughters of Uranus and Gaia. Phoebe is a Titaness whose consort was her brother Coeus, with whom she had two daughters, who bore Apollo and Artemis, Asteria, a star-goddess who bore an only daughter, Hecate. Given the meaning of her name and her association with the Delphic oracle, Phoebe was seen as the Titan goddess of prophecy and oracular intellect. Through Leto, Phoebe was the grandmother of Artemis; the names Phoebe and Phoebus came to be applied as synonyms for Apollo respectively. According to a speech, that Aeschylus in The Eumenides puts in the mouth of the Delphic priestess herself, Phoebe received control of the Oracle at Delphi from Themis: "Phoebe in this succession seems to be his private invention," D. S. Robertson noted, reasoning that in the three great allotments of oracular powers at Delphi, corresponding to the three generations of the gods, "Ouranos, as was fitting, gave the oracle to his wife Gaia and Kronos appropriately allotted it to his sister Themis."

In Zeus' turn to make the gift, Robertson speculates, Aeschylus could not report that the oracle was given directly to Apollo, who had not yet been born, thus Phoebe was interposed. These supposed male delegations of the powers at Delphi as expressed by Aeschylus are not borne out by the usual modern reconstruction of the sacred site's pre-Olympian history. Aeschylus, Persians. Seven against Thebes. Suppliants. Prometheus Bound. Edited and translated by Alan H. Sommerstein. Loeb Classical Library No. 145. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-674-99627-4. Online version at Harvard University Press. Apollodorus, The Library, with an English Translation by Sir James George Frazer, F. B. A. F. R. S. in 2 Volumes. Cambridge, Harvard University Press. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Caldwell, Hesiod's Theogony, Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Company. ISBN 978-0-941051-00-2. Hesiod, Theogony, in The Homeric Hymns and Homerica with an English Translation by Hugh G. Evelyn-White, Massachusetts.

Harvard University Press. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Homeric Hymn to Hermes, in The Homeric Hymns and Homerica with an English Translation by Hugh G. Evelyn-White, Massachusetts. Harvard University Press. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Robertson, D. S. "The Delphian Succession in the Opening of the Eumenides" The Classical Review 55.2. JSTOR 703888

Gilmar Jones

Gilmar Jones is a Surinamese badminton player and national coach of the Surinamese badminton team. In 2015 and 2017, he became the champion in men's doubles event at the Surinamese National Badminton Championships, he is the current National mixed doubles champion of Suriname. He first won the mixed doubles title in 2017 with Priscille Tjitrodipo, retained the National Surinamese title the following two years with different partners in 2018 with Rugshaar Ishaak and in 2019 with Anjali Paragsingh, his biggest international achievement to date is winning the Caribbean title in Men's Doubles with Dylan Darmohoetomo in 2016 at the Carebaco International in Aruba. Together with doubles partner Dylan Darmohoetomo he reached the finals of the Carebaco International in 2018 held in his home town Paramaribo. Beginning of 2018 Gilmar Jones was appointed the head-coach of the National badminton team of Suriname. Men's doubles Mixed Doubles BWF International Challenge tournament BWF International Series tournament BWF Future Series tournament Gilmar Jones at BWF.tournamentsoftware.com