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H. P. Lovecraft

Howard Phillips Lovecraft was an American writer of weird fiction and horror fiction, known for his creation of what became the Cthulhu Mythos. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Lovecraft spent most of his life within New England, he was born into affluence. In 1913, he wrote a critical letter to a pulp magazine that led to his involvement in pulp fiction. During the interwar period, he wrote and published stories that focused on his interpretation of humanity's place in the universe. In his view, humanity was an unimportant part of an uncaring cosmos that could be swept away at any moment; these stories included fantastic elements that represented the perceived fragility of anthropocentrism. Lovecraft was at the center of a wider body of authors known as "The Lovecraft Circle." This group wrote stories that shared details between them. He was a prolific writer of letters, he maintained a correspondence with literary proteges. According to some estimates, he wrote 100,000 letters over the course of his lifetime.

In these letters, he discussed his worldview, his daily life and tutored younger authors, such as August Derleth, Donald Wandrei, Robert Bloch. Throughout his adult life, Lovecraft was never able to support himself from earnings as an author and editor, he was unknown during his lifetime and was exclusively published in pulp magazines before he died in poverty at the age of 46, but is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors of supernatural horror fiction. Among his most celebrated tales are "The Call of Cthulhu", "The Rats in the Walls", At the Mountains of Madness, The Shadow over Innsmouth, The Shadow Out of Time, his writings are the basis of the Cthulhu Mythos, which has inspired a large body of pastiches, games and other media drawing on Lovecraft's characters and themes, constituting a wider subgenre known as Lovecraftian horror. Lovecraft was born in his family home on August 1890, in Providence, Rhode Island, he was the only child of Sarah Susan Lovecraft. Though his employment is hard to discern, Lovecraft's future wife, Sonia Greene, stated that Winfield was employed by Gorham Manufacturing Company as a traveling salesman.

Susie's family was of substantial means at the time of their marriage, her father, Whipple Van Buren Phillips, being involved in many significant business ventures. Whipple Van Buren Phillips Whipple Van Buren Phillips was an American businessman from Providence, Rhode Island who had mining interests in Idaho, he encouraged the young Lovecraft to have an appreciation of literature classical literature and English poetry. In his old age he helped raise the young H. P. Lovecraft and educated him not only in the classics, but in original weird tales of "winged horrors" and "deep, moaning sounds" which he created for his grandchild's entertainment; the exact sources of Phillips' weird tales have not been identified. Lovecraft himself guessed that they originated from classic Gothic novelists like Ann Radcliffe, Matthew Lewis, Charles Maturin. On March 27, 1904, he was seized by a “paralytic shock,”, he died the following day, at his home at 454 Angell Street. Winfield Scott LovecraftIn April 1893, after a psychotic episode in a Chicago hotel, Winfield was committed to Butler Hospital in Providence.

Though it is not clear who reported Winfield's prior behavior to the hospital, medical records indicate that he had been "doing and saying strange things at times" for a year before his commitment. Winfield spent five years in Butler before dying in 1898, his death certificate listed the cause of death as general paresis, a term synonymous with late-stage syphilis. Throughout his life, Lovecraft maintained that his father fell into a paralytic state, due to insomnia and being overworked, remained that way until his death, it is unknown whether Lovecraft was kept ignorant of his father's illness or whether his remarks were intentionally misleading. Doting motherAfter his father's hospitalization, Lovecraft resided in the family home with his mother, his maternal aunts Lillian and Annie, his maternal grandparents Whipple and Robie. According to the accounts of family friends, Susie doted on the young Lovecraft to a fault, pampering him and never letting him out of her sight. Lovecraft recollected that after his father's illness his mother was "permanently stricken with grief."

Whipple became a father figure to Lovecraft in this time, Lovecraft noting that his grandfather became the "centre of my entire universe." Whipple, who traveled on business, maintained correspondence by letter with the young Lovecraft who, by the age of three, was proficient at reading and writing. When home, Whipple would share weird tales of his own invention and show Lovecraft objects of art he had acquired in his European travels. Lovecraft credits Whipple with being instrumental in overcoming his fear of the dark when Whipple forced Lovecraft, at five years old, to walk through several darkened rooms in the family home, it was in this period that Lovecraft was introduced to some of his earliest literary influences such as The Rime of the Ancient Mariner illustrated by Doré, One Thousand and One Nights, a gift from his mother, Thomas Bulfinch's Age of Fable and Ovid's Metamorphoses. While there is no indication that Lovecraft was close to his grandmother Robie, her death in 1896 had a profound effect.

By his own account, it sent his family into "a gloom from which it never recovered." His mother's and aunts' wearing of black mourning dresses "terrified" him, it is at this time that Lovecraft

Steinbrener/Dempf & Huber

Steinbrener/Dempf & Huber, founded in 2001, is an Austrian group of artists consisting of sculptor Christoph Steinbrener and graphic designer Rainer Dempf and architect Martin Huber. It was founded in 2001. In 2005, the Delete! Project in Vienna's Neubaugasse involved covering all commercial signs with yellow paper; the subsequent project series Copy/Paste took the opposite approach: advertising, corporate logos and PR posters were made visible, albeit with a shift of context and deliberate misplacement. The Church of St. Ursula in Linz was transformed into a Starbucks store during this project series. In 2008, Jesuitenkosmos concealed Andrea Pozzo's ceiling painting in Vienna's Jesuit Church beneath a modern secular heavenly structure; this method of displacement resulted in the 2009 exhibition Trouble in Paradise at Vienna's Schönbrunn Zoo, for which Steinbrener/Dempf & Huber installed foreign objects in the animal enclosures, highlighting the confrontation between nature and civilization. The Freeze!

Exhibition opened at the Vienna Museum of Natural History in June 2012. For this show, Steinbrener/Dempf & Huber revived an old natural science display technique, the diorama. In collaboration with the museum's taxidermists, they presented snapshots of wild animals, which are familiar only in Internet videos or exotic travel documentaries, in urban settings. In 2015, they mounted an Ibex on the head of the 43 metres -tall Bismarck monument in Hamburg, drawing attention to resurgent German nationalism; the piece was titled Capricorn Two. In 2016 at the same time, the Viennese artist collective inaugurated two conspicuous "commentaries" on the architecture of their city, the sculptures Sign of the Times and Lunch Atop. Steinbrener/Dempf & Huber have created a few series of large-format photographs in recent years. One series shows images of dioramas made in collaboration with the taxidermists of the Natural History Museum in Steinbrener/Dempf & Huber's studio. In another, they developed "miniature dioramas" that serve as three-dimensional sketches.

The arranged "Tierstücke" in the classical 17th-century Flemish style focused on the figurative representation of mounted animals, using staged gestures and postures to unite elements that are zoologically incongruous. Kasimir, Paul und andere: Wolfgang Zinggl, Galerie Niels Ewerbeck, Wien 1993. Duke Ellington und andere Samples: Nieglhell, Triton Verlag, Wien 1996. Köpfe: Rainer Fuchs, Peter Assmann, Ulrike Sulikovsky, Johann v. Rauch, Christian Scheib u.a. Triton-Verlag, Wien 1997. Unternehmen Capricorn: Hans Ulrich Reck, Christian Reder u.a. Triton-Verlag, Wien 2001. Operation Figurini: Ausstellungszeitung mit Beiträgen u.a. Erika Weinzierl, Anton Pelinka, Rainer Fuchs, Martin Prinzhorn, Catrin Pichler, Wien 2002. Operation Figurini – Dokumentationsfilm, Regie: Erwin Wagenhofer. Delete: Siegfried Mattl, mit Beiträgen von Karl-Heinz Stierle, Tom Holert, Chantal Mouffe, James Donald, Bernhard Kellner, Klaus Theweleit, Orange Press, Freiburg 2005. Delete – Dokumentationsfilm von Erwin Wagenhofer, 2005.

Trouble in Paradise: Skulpturen in den Gehegen des Tiergarten Schönbrunn, mit Beiträgen von Ernst Strouhal, Dorothee Bauerle-Willert, Dagmar Schratter u.a. Orange Press, Freiburg 2009. Wem gehört die Stadt, Wien - Kunst im öffentlichen Raum seit 1968: Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2009. Parabol #6,Don't dare': Section a, 2011. Kartographisches Denken: Christian Reder, Edition Transfer bei SpringerWienNewYork, 2012. Public Art Vienna, Aufbrüche – Werke - Interventionen: Roland Schöny, Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2012. Vorsicht Kunst: Politik trifft Kunst – Zum Verhältnis von politischer und kultureller Bildung: Anja Besand, Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, 2012. Drei im Blau – Kunst und Glaube: Gustav Schörghofer, Residenz Verlag, 2013. Salon der Hoffnung: Nikolaus Schaffhausen, Österreichische Präsidentschaftskanzlei/Kunsthalle Wien, 2013. Hier & Jetzt I Hic & Nunc – 900 Jahre Stift Klosterneuburg: Stift Klosterneuburg, 2014. Steinbrener/Dempf & Huber website

Ziemowit Wojciechowski

Ziemowit Wojciechowski is a Polish born former fencer. He is more known as Ziemek, he competed in the team foil events at the 1976 Summer Olympics. He was married to British Olympic fencer Susan Wrigglesworth, he now coaches Great Britain's foil team, he is the coach of fencer Richard Kruse. He is a coach for his fencing club, ZFW, in London. Ziemek started fencing when he was 12 years old, inspired by his father and a TV series about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table; the coach that had the greatest influence on him was Zbigniew Skrudlik at AZS Warsaw. Ziemek went on to become the Polish foil champion 11 times, won two silver medals in the World Student Games, came fourth in the 1974 world championship and won a silver medal in the team event won the Bologna A-grade in 1975 and the 1976 pre-Olympic tournament when he reached No. 3 in the world

Eschscholzia minutiflora

Eschscholzia minutiflora is a species of poppy known by the common name pygmy poppy. It is native to the deserts of northern Mexico; this wildflower is an annual herb growing from a patch of segmented leaves with divided, rounded leaflets. The thin, erect or nodding stems may be short or up to 35 centimeters tall, they bear small poppy flowers with petals varying in size from only a few millimeters long or up to two and a half centimeters in length, bright yellow in color, sometimes with orange spotting. The fruit is a capsule 3 to 6 centimeters long containing tiny brown to black seeds; the species contains three subspecies: Eschscholzia minutiflora subsp. Minutiflora has the smallest flowers, the broadest range, n = 18 chromosomes. Eschscholzia minutiflora subsp. Covillei C. Clark has flowers of intermediate size, n = 12 chromosomes, is found in the Mojave Desert. Eschscholzia minutiflora subsp. Twisselmannii C. Clark has the largest flowers, n = 6 chromosomes, occurs in the El Paso and Rand mountains of the Mojave Desert.

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Petur Tanchev

Peter Tanchev Zhelev was a Bulgarian politician, Secretary of the Bulgarian Agrarian People's Union from 1974 to 1989 Peter Tanchev's deputy in I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII and IX National Assembly. Peter Tanchev was born in 1920 in the village of Haskovo. In 1935 he became a member of the left wing of the Bulgarian Agrarian Youth Union, in 1940-1942, he was arrested for his political activity. In 1944, he graduated in law from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". After the coup d'état in 1944 enters the central leadership of the BAP, 1974 was its leader. Participate in the government as Minister of Justice, Deputy Prime Minister and first deputy prime minister. From 1974 to 1989 he was first deputy chairman of the State Council. In 1987, he received the Lenin Peace Prize from the Soviet government. Removed from office the Secretary of Agrarian after the changes on 10 November 1989 with a similar plenum of the Board of the Agrarian Union of 2 December 1989 together with his deputies organizing and agricultural secretaries of PP Agrarian Alexi Ivanov and Pando Vanchev of an internal party coup led by the International Secretary GOP Agrarian Angel Dimitrov elected in his place as Secretary of the Agrarian Union and members of the GOP of the Agrarian Union and head of the international department of Agrarian Viktor Valkov elected Organising Secretary of the Standing Committee on Agrarian located in close relationship with the new leadership of the Communist Party and PRB led by Petar Mladenov and Andrey Lukanov

New Zealand State Highway 3

State Highway 3 is one of New Zealand's eight national state highways. It serves the west coast of the country's North Island and forms a link between State Highway 1 and State Highway 2. Distances are measured from north to south. For most of its length SH 3 is a two-lane single carriageway, with at-grade intersections and property accesses, both in rural and urban areas. A MokauAwakino horse track was widened to a dray track about 1897, it was possible for a horse and buggy to cover the 110 mi – now 162km – from New Plymouth to Te Kuiti in 17½ hours. The first car to traverse the route from Auckland to New Plymouth seems to have been an 8 hp Cadillac in 1905, though Otorohanga to Te Kuiti was by train and, between Awakino and Mokau, a horse assisted on the beach. A 1910 Te Kuiti meeting called for metalling of the road to Awakino. Mt Messenger tunnel opened in 1916 and its single lane was enlarged about 1983. £3,000 was provided in 1919 for the Awakino Gorge section, including the tunnel, it was opened in March 1923 at a total cost of about £60,000.

Most of the route was gazetted as a government main highway in 1924, some sections were tar-sealed in 1925 and more work had been done on the road by 1936, leaving only a few mud sections. By 1949 the road was sealed as far south as Te Kuiti and the reinforced concrete bridge over the Waipa at Otorohanga had been started; the 12 ft wide, single-lane, 11-span, 670 ft, Mokau Bridge opened in October 1927, replacing a punt. The cost was £35,000, it had a lifting span allowing passage of vessels up to 50 ft wide and with a 60 ft clearance at high tide. In 2001 the 1927 bridge was replaced by the current 9-span, 230 m, double lane, pre-stressed concrete bridge for $6.2m. The new bridge doesn't allow for shipping, as the first ship to pass under the old lifting span was withdrawn three months after the bridge opened. An 1871 account of a coach journey from New Plymouth to Wellington described the poor road round the coast via Opunake to Whanganui and the much better and well used road south from there.

A government subsidy of £3,000 a year was being paid for the coach north of Whanganui. The highway leaves SH 1 at Hamilton, heads south through farmland, passing through Te Awamutu. Sections of this stretch of the road are four-laned, but not divided carriageway. From Otorohanga it follows the valley of the Waipa River to Te Kuiti; the road turns southwest through sparsely settled farmland, crossing several ridges before following the Awakino gorge to reach the coast, which it follows around the North Taranaki Bight. At the Tongaporutu River the highway turns inland to avoid coastal cliffs and climbs over Mount Messenger before descending via the Mimi River valley to return to the coast near Urenui. Bypassing Waitara, it reaches New Plymouth turns inland, passing to the east of Mount Taranaki via Inglewood and Eltham to Hawera. From Hawera the highway follows the coast of the South Taranaki Bight southeastwards to Patea and Whanganui before meeting SH 1 again at Bulls. SH 1 and 3 share their route for 6 km as they cross the Rangitikei River to Sanson, where SH 3 continues southeast towards Palmerston North.

After crossing the Manawatu River, the route follows its south bank through the Manawatu Gorge to its terminus and junction with SH 2 at Woodville in the Tararua District Both the Awakino and Manawatu gorges are prone to closure by slips and rockslides in heavy rain. Construction of a bypass of Bell Block, a satellite town of New Plymouth, was completed in 2010; the bypass is a four-lane, divided expressway with an interchange at Henwood Road providing access to Bell Block. In 2016, a section of SH 3 in Taranaki was realigned replacing the "deadly" Normanby overbridge. On 27 January 2016, funding was announced for road bypasses of the two tunnels north of New Plymouth. Construction of the Mount Messenger and Awakino Gorge tunnel bypasses was expected to begin within two years. State Highway 3 will form part of the future/proposed Southern Links motorway project in the South/West of Hamilton and Tamahere; the highway through the Manawatu Gorge between Ashhurst and Woodville in the Manawatu Whanganui Region was closed in April 2017 due to a large slip, with SH 3 traffic diverted via Saddle Road.

Contractors were pulled out of clearing the slip in July 2017 due to ongoing geological movement in the hill, closing the road indefinitely. The NZTA is fast-tracking a long-term solution to bypass and replace the gorge, although it is not expected to be in place before 2023. Other improvements include: An upgrade of SH 3 in New Plymouth from Vickers Road to the city SH 3 has one spur, designated State Highway 3A; this 15.6 km stretch links State Highway 3 just west of Waitara to Inglewood, providing a shortcut and bypass of New Plymouth. The entire length of highway carries the name Mountain Road with the sole exception being a short link of Rata Street in Inglewood to rejoin SH 3. List of New Zealand state highways List of roads and highways, for notable or famous roads worldwide Public transport in Hamilton and Waikato New Zealand Transport Agency 1923 photo of steam roller completing Awakino tunnel 1924 photo of Awakino tunnel