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Hœnir

In Norse mythology, Hœnir is one of the Æsir. He is mentioned as the one. In Ynglinga saga, along with Mímir, he went to the Vanir as a hostage to seal a truce after the Æsir-Vanir War. There, Hœnir was indecisive and relied on Mímir for all of his decisions, grunting noncommital answers when Mímir was absent. In Völuspá, at the creation of the first human beings and Embla, Hœnir and Lóðurr help Odin. According to the Prose Edda, Hœnir is said to have given reason to man.'In Gylfaginning, Vili and Vé are mentioned instead. As Snorri Sturluson knew Völuspá, it is possible. According to Völuspá, Hœnir was one of the few gods that would survive Ragnarök. Hœnir has a minor role in Haustlöng and Reginsmál. Hoenir crater on Callisto is named after him. MyNDIR Illustrations of Hœnir from manuscripts and early print books. Clicking on the thumbnail will give you the full image and information concerning it

Get Loose (album)

Get Loose is the fifth studio album from American singer Evelyn King, released by RCA Records in August 1982. It was produced by Morrie Brown and Paul Lawrence Jones III; the album peaked at number-one on the R&B albums chart. It reached #27 on the Billboard 200, it produced the hit singles "Love Come Down", "Betcha She Don't Love You", "Back to Love", "Get Loose". The album was certified gold by the RIAA; the album was digitally remastered and reissued on CD with bonus tracks in 2010 by Big Break Records and Sony Music Legacy. Phyl Garland of Stereo Review complimented the sound quality, calling it "good" but was disenchanted with the album's content and felt its success was " indication of the pitifully limited taste of youngsters addicted to junk music; the heavy beat, underscoring such lyrics as'Ooh, you make my love come down,' is supposed to incite a desire to dance, but this treatment is about as exciting as an unwashed sock. Both the tunes and lyrics sound as if they were written by a computer programmed to churn out mindless cliches.

She is good enough to make me like the better items here, Betcha She Don't Love You, Stop That, I'm Just Warmin' Up. Otherwise listening to this album is like being trapped inside one of those portable noise machines that culturally stunted kids tote through the streets. Performance: too programmed, recording: Good." Singles List of number-one R&B albums of 1982 Get Loose at Discogs

William Miles Maskell

William Miles Maskell was a New Zealand farmer and entomologist. Born in Mapperton, England to Mary Scott and William Maskell, an Anglican clergyman, he attended school at St Mary's College in Oscott, in Paris, before being commissioned an ensign in the 11th Regiment of Foot with which he served for just under two years, he first came to New Zealand, in Lyttelton, in 1860 and became involved in the political campaigns of Frederick Weld and Charles Clifford. He returned to England sometime between 1861 and 1863, but returned by September 1865, purchasing a 2,000-acre property in Broadleaze near Leithfield, Canterbury a short while after, he became registrar of the newly formed University of New Zealand in 1876 and held this position until his death. Maskell was married to Lydia Cooper Brown on 15 September 1874 in two ceremonies, one Catholic and one Protestant. After Lydia's death in 1883, he married Alice Ann McClean in 1886. In 1866, Maskell was elected to represent Sefton on the Canterbury Provincial Council, a position which he held until the provinces were abolished in 1876.

He served as provincial secretary and treasurer during the last year on the Council. Maskell contested the Ashley electorate twice for a seat in the New Zealand parliament. On both occasions, first in the 1871 general election, in the 1876 general election, he was unsuccessful against John Evans Brown. After this, he took no further active part in politics. Around 1873, Maskell became interested in entomology and wrote a book, An Account of the Insects Noxious to Agriculture and Plants in New Zealand, which concerned pests in the Coccoidea family; as his work became more well known, he was sent insect samples from a variety of locations, including Asia, Fiji and the Americas, which resulted in him proposing over 330 species names. His collection of Coccoidea specimens was regarded as scientifically significant and was lent to the United States Bureau of Entomology in 1906 for study by Emily R. Morrison. Maskell liked studying the internal anatomy of insects due to his fascination with physiology and microscopy, his work was unique in that he studied immature stages of males and females as well as the mature females.

After experimenting with kerosene application, Maskell became an advocate of biological control of pests, which involves finding their natural predators. He helped Albert Koebele of the United States Department of Agriculture collect vedalia "ladybird" beetles, a predator of cottony cushion scale, which had become a devastating pest of Californian citrus farms. In its native Australia this pest was kept in check by a dipterous fly Cryptochetum iceryae which injected its eggs into the scale insect, devoured by the resultant larvae. Maskell studied arthropods and microscopic algae, publishing more than 70 research papers on these topics, he was a strong opponent of Darwinism and his arguments helped to shape several scientific debates of the time. Maskell died in Wellington on 1 May 1898 at his home from complications that arose after a serious operation, he was survived by his second wife, he did not have any children. An account of the insects noxious to agriculture and plants in New Zealand.

The scale insects Wellington, N. Z. State Forests and Agricultural Dept.1887