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Hamadryad

A hamadryad is a Greek mythological being that lives in trees. They are a particular type of dryad. Hamadryads are born bonded to a certain tree; some believe that hamadryads are the actual tree, while normal dryads are the entities, or spirits, of the trees. If the tree died, the hamadryad associated with it died as well. For that reason and the gods punished any mortals who harmed trees; the Deipnosophistae of Athenaeus lists eight hamadryads, the daughters of Oxylus and Hamadryas: Karya Balanos Kraneia Morea Aigeiros Ptelea Ampelos Syke Atlanteia Chrysopeleia Phoebe Byblis Dryope Heliades Hesperides The mother, Hamadryas, is immortalized in three scientific names, two of which are still valid: the generic name of the cracker butterfly, the specific name of the northernmost monkey in Asia Minor, the hamadryas baboon, the original genus name of the king cobra. The cracker butterfly is more arboreal than most butterflies, as it camouflages itself on trees, it feeds on rotting fruit and dung. The hamadryas baboon is one of the least arboreal monkeys, but was the most common monkey in Hellenic lands.

The king cobra is sometimes considered arboreal or semi-arboreal, is referred to by the common name "hamadryad" in older literature. Hamadryad is referenced as a whole in Edgar Allan Poe's poem "Sonnet To Science". Hamadryad is referenced in Anthony Ashley Cooper's Characteristicks of Men, Opinions, Times. In Aldous Huxley's Crome Yellow, Anne Wimbush is referred to as "the slim Hamadryad whose movements were like the swaying of a young tree in the wind". In George Eliot's The Mill on The Floss, Book V, Chapter 3, the character Philip Wakem uses the term to describe Maggie Tulliver. In William Faulkner's novel Soldier's Pay, Chapter 2, Januarius Jones uses this term to describe a young lady. Both hamadryads and dryads exist in C. S. Lewis's Narnia. In Robert A. Heinlein's Time Enough for Love, Hamadryad is the name of a "young" woman. In John Steinbeck's To a God Unknown, Chapter 16: “Jesus is a better savior than a hamadryad”. In Nalo Hopkinson's short story "The Smile on the Face", the main character swallows a cherry from the cherry tree that seems to be inhabited by a hamadryad.

Brandon Mull's Fablehaven series mentions hamadryads in Grip of the Shadow Plague. In P L Travers' Mary Poppins, the children Jane and Michael meet a king cobra, referred to by the named Hamadryad, at the zoo Querquetulanae, Roman nymphs of the oak Dryad The Deipnosophists, or, Banquet of the Learned of Athenaeus presented online by the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center Theoi Project - Hamadryades

Sectorul Buiucani

Sectorul Buiucani is one of the five sectors in Chişinău, the capital of Moldova, the most affluent. The local administration is managed by a pretor appointed by the city administration, it governs over a portion of the city of Chişinău itself, the cities/towns of Durleşti and Vatra, the communes of Condriţa, Truşeni. It is populated by Romanians; the largest Jewish cemetery in Europe is in Buiucani. The cemetery hosts an abandoned synagogue, destroyed by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Buiucani is home to a large indoor market, on Ion Creangă street which sells clothes and other goods at low prices. On Ion Pelivan street there is a drop-in centre for refugees from various conflicts. There are several parks in the area and easy access to the rest of Chisinau, for example from minibus 160 to go to the city centre and Botanica and trolleybus 22 going to Botanica. Official website

Dog's Dialogue

Dog's Dialogue is a 1977 French short crime film directed by Chilean filmmaker Raúl Ruiz. The film contains popular conventions of the photo-romance but can be viewed as a parody of the Brazilian telenovela or melodrama and pop culture stereotypes; the story, told entirely in still images, revolves around a young girl, told her mother is not her real mother. The girl leaves her small town, grows into a beautiful woman, starts searching for love and fulfillment in undesirable places; the story is narrated off-screen, the stills are intercut with video footage of a city landscape and dogs barking. The film deals with topics of gender, murder and gender/identity alterations; the motifs of gender subversion, still images, dispersed bodies are seen in this film along with many other of Ruiz's films. A main subject of this film is the relationship between stillness and movement and the repetitions of images and statements that are ironic yet believable; the film stars Eva Simonet and Silke Humel and is narrated by Robert Darmel in the French version and Michael Graham in the English version.

Ruiz made the film while taking a hiatus from making The Suspended Vocation during an actors' strike. The film won a César Award though it was not seen by a wide audience; the film opens with a shot of an abandoned dog tied to a piece of broken furniture in a large open field. The dog circled by another unleashed dog; the dogs continue to bark at each other while the unleashed dog runs in and out of frame while approaching the leashed dog. The film transitions to still images and begins the narrative, told through the voice of a narrator; the narrative begins with little girls at a school playground. One young girl, Monique, is told by another that the women she thinks is her mother is in fact not her mother. Monique goes home to Madame Duvivier. Madame Duvivier confirms that she is not Monique's mother and explains to Monique that her mother is Marie, a woman who comes by to visit. Monique goes to talk to Marie angrily, discovers that Marie doesn't know who Monique's father is; the film transitions into Marie's adult life, ruled by sex and domination.

She has been with many men, a trend that began when she became sexually intimate with one of her patients at a hospital. There is a transition to Christmas Eve 1966. Monique is asked to dance by a rich man. After having some drinks, he drives her home, she sees this man for months. Monique, haunted by her upbringing resorts to prostitution. There is an insert of footage of tied up dogs barking in the streets. Returning to Monique's story. Henri is someone, they talk for a reminisce about their hometown as she begins to feel attracted to him. He too falls in love with her; as they interact, the sound of barking dogs can be heard. Time passes, Henri and Monique are in a relationship and she fulfills her dreams of running the Joli Mont cafe, with the help of Henri. Monique is visited by her old friend Alice, who threatens to reveal Moniques past is she doesn't receive money and a place to stay from Monique. Monique provides Alice with. With the sound of dogs barking in the background, Alice begins to feel attracted to Henri.

Henri too, falls in love with her. Monique forgives him for being disloyal. One day at a park while Henri and Alice play ball, Monique kills her three-year-old son. Over an insert of barking dogs behind a gate, the narrator reveals. Discovering Alice is more similar to Monique than he thought, he seeks revenge and kills Alice, he buries each individual body part. Another break from still images comes an insert of a city street scene with cars and people passing by. After getting involved in illegal work, Henri gets put in jail. Repeating a similar scene from earlier in the film, a sick man in prison calls for Henri's help and they become sexually involved. After being released he is found guilty for the murder of Alice. There is another insert of city street scenes. Returning to still images, Henri undergoes a sex change to disguise himself. On Christmas Eve 1974, now Odile, has some drinks with an old wealthy man, she becomes a prostitute as Monique once did. She becomes the owner of a bar, she adopts an orphaned boy named Luigi.

After work one night a man enters her home and kills her by hitting her over the head with a glass bottle as Henri did to Alice. The film transitions into the final scene, which takes place at the same playground the film started with. During the transition there is the sound of barking dogs. In this final sProducene, Luigi is told by kids on the playground that his mother was killed by her loved but he responds by telling them that they are wrong because the women they thinks is his mother is not his mother. Eva Simonet as Henri Robert Darmel Silke Humel as Monique Frank Lesne Marie Christine Poisot as Alice Hugo Santiago Genevieve Such Laurence Such Michel Such Pierre Olivier Such Yves Wecker Dog's Dialogue utilized 35mm film in color and had a 22-minute runtime, it was made in-between two films Ruiz made with Pierre Klossowski, The Suspended Vocation and The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting. There was an actor's strike during the making of The Suspended Vocation, which put a pause on the production and allowed Ruiz the time to make Dog's Di

Bommarillu

Bommarillu is a 2006 Indian Telugu-language romantic comedy family drama film directed and co-written by Bhaskar in his directorial debut, produced by Dil Raju. The film stars Genelia D'Souza, Prakash Raj and Jayasudha. Following the film's box office success it was remade in Tamil as Santosh Subramaniam, in Bengali as Bhalobasa Bhalobasa and in Odia as Dream Girl; the film revolves around the relationship between a father and son, in which the father's excessive concern for his son, interference in his life, leads to the latter harbouring bitterness towards his overbearing father. The film opened to Indian audiences on 9 August 2006. On its way to winning state honors and rave reviews, the film went on to win the South Filmfare Awards among other prominent awards; the film's success broke several records at the box office during its prime and was one of the highest grossing Telugu films. The film begins with a baby taking his first steps on a beach supported by his father; the narrator states that, it is right for a father to support his child in his infancy, but questions whether the father should continue to hold the child's hand after he is 24 years old.

As the credits roll, a visibly angry Siddharth'Siddhu' Addala begins verbally abusing all the fathers in the world. When queried about his disgust, he says that his father, gives him more than what he asks for, he cites instances where his choices of dressing and many others are overruled by his father's. However, he vows that the woman he marries will be his own choice. Satti, Addala household's dutiful servant wakes up Siddhu in the morning. In the background, Siddhu's mother, Lakshmi, is seen singing a devotional Telugu song while cooking. At the dining table, Managing Director of their construction company, asks if Siddhu will join their office; when Siddhu deliberates, his father becomes impatient and plans for his marriage despite Siddhu's silent protest. The next week, Siddhu returns home to realize that he is going to get engaged to Subbulakshmi against his wishes, he does not take a liking to her. However, with Aravind's final say, they get engaged. While contemplating on his options in a temple, Siddhu accidentally meets Hasini, an engineering student.

Siddhu is attracted to her cheerful nature and energy, the couple begin to meet on a regular basis. As the days go by, Siddhu grows to admire the ever-friendly Hasini as someone who does what she loves, he discovers many small things which make him happy to be in her company. Alongside this, Siddhu applies for a bank loan to start his construction company; when his love for Hasini deepens, he wishes to propose to her. He confesses to her that he is engaged to Subbulakshmi against his wishes, but who he wants is her. On learning of his engagement, Hasini gets dejected, but comes back a few days and asks him to do what he wishes for and accepts his proposal. At this juncture, the ecstatic Siddhu is seen by a furious Aravind. Siddhu is admonished back home and he expresses his disinterest in marrying Subbulakshmi; when asked for his reason to like Hasini, Siddhu replies that if Hasini can stay with their family for a week all their questions shall be answered. He convinces Hasini to stay at his house after lying to her father, Kanaka Rao that she is going on a college tour.

When Hasini is introduced to Siddhu's family, she gets a lukewarm welcome. As she settles down in the house, the other family members begin to like her. Though getting used to the living habits of the authoritarian Aravind's household is difficult, Hasini stays for Siddhu's sake. In the meanwhile, Aravind reprimands Siddhu when he finds out about his bank loan and his career plans, only to further enrage Siddhu, and during this phase and Hasini begin to grow apart owing to the tensions in the house. One day, the entire family along with Hasini attends a marriage ceremony. A cheerful Hasini cheers up the ceremony with her playful nature. Coincidentally, Kanaka Rao who happens to be around, recognizes Siddhu as the drunken young man whom he encountered on an earlier occasion. Hasini realizes her father's presence and exits to avoid his attention. After saving their face, Siddhu admonishes Hasini for her antics at the marriage. A sad and angry Hasini moves out of the house saying that she does not find Siddhu the same and that she cannot put on an act if she stays in their house.

After getting back to her house, she rebuilds the trust her father has in her while Siddhu is left forlorn. Lakshmi wants. In the process, Siddhu opens up his heart, leaving Aravind to repent on his over-protectiveness. Siddhu requests Subbulakshmi and her parents to call off the marriage. While they relent, Aravind manages to convince Hasini's love; when Kanaka Rao disagrees to get the two lovers married, Aravid suggests letting Siddhu stay with them for a week and the story returns to the pre-credits scene. The viewers are left to assume; the shooting of the film took about three and a half months. Prior to Bommarillu, Bhaskar assisted Dil Raju in Telugu films such as Bhadra. On the sets of the film Arya, Raju offered Bhaskar a film to direct. On the sets of Bhadra, Bhaskar narrated the story to Raju and the saga began. Thus, Bommarillu became the first directorial venture for Bhaskar. In an interview, he said that the story for the film began taking shape

Düren station

Düren station is located to the north of the centre of Düren and is the largest station in the city and the district of Düren. It is located at the intersection of the Cologne–Aachen high-speed line with the lines to Linnich and Euskirchen; until 1992 it was connected to the Erft Railway. The train is served by Regionalbahn and S-Bahn trains, it is the terminus of line S12 Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn. In addition, a pair of Intercity-Express between Aachen and Berlin and a single InterCity train from Berlin stop at the station; the station was opened on 1 September 1841 by the Rhenish Railway Company on its original line from Cologne to Belgium. Düren station was established on 1 September 1841 with the opening of the Aachen–Düren–Cologne line; the station became more important during the period of industrialisation. This resulted in the opening of the following lines: Due to its ever-improving accessibility Düren was served by increasing numbers of express trains on the various lines. Thus, there were express trains via Euskirchen via Bedburg and Neuss to Düsseldorf.

A depot for the maintenance of locomotives was built at Düren. It was located next to the station. In 1930, construction began on a new railway depot, located on the Aachen–Cologne line towards Merzenich; the construction took about three years and it became operational in 1933. Unlike the rest of Düren, destroyed by the attacks of the Allies, the station was unscathed by World War II. During the war, the engine depot was badly damaged and it was only rebuilt after the war. Düren depot lost its importance; the great destruction of Düren during World War II reduced the city's financial resources. Decades old plans for remodelling the tracks and the construction of a new station building were therefore not implemented. On 15 May 1949, D-Züge began serving Düren station again. There were two express services: one from Brussels via Aachen and Wiesbaden to Frankfurt, the second from Aachen via Cologne, Heidelberg and Ulm to Munich. Thus, it was possible to travel from Düren without changing at Aachen.

Following a significant fall in freight traffic, Düren depot closed on 1 July 1986 and was demolished three years later. As a result, Düren became a hub entirely for passenger services with little freight transport. In the next few decades, an increasing number of fast services stopped in Düren, including InterCity, InterRegio, EuroCity and night trains; the period of fast services ended with the modernisation of the line in the early 21st century. In December 2002, the last D-Züge on the Cologne–Ostend route and the last night train on the Aachen–Dresden route were abandoned. A year the InterCity and night train lines were modified so that Düren was no longer served by long-distance services; the station was downgraded to a category 4 station. The mayor of Düren unsuccessfully tried to get Intercity-Express and Thalys high speed trains on the Aachen–Cologne line to stop at Düren. Deutsche Bahn agreed, that the station would be upgraded to category 3 as soon as InterCity or night trains returned to the Aachen-Cologne line.

The upgrading of the Aachen–Düren–Cologne line and the related establishment of a S-Bahn line from Düren to Cologne led to a renewed increase in the importance of the Düren node. However, the Düren–Bedburg line was dismantled, the Düren–Euskirchen line was closed and the Düren–Jülich–Linnich and the Düren–Heimbach lines were sold to the Dürener Kreisbahn. Passenger and freight traffic on the latter lines was subsequently revitalised by the DKB; these services are now operated by Rurtalbahn. The station building has been preserved until today. With the development of the high-speed line between Cologne and Aachen, Düren station was restored and modernised; the tracks and platforms were renewed and the station building was renovated and modernised in stages. During the first stage of the upgrading of the Cologne–Düren line the platforms were all remodelled and upgraded to make them accessible by the disabled; the entrance to the station from Cologne was rebuilt for a top speed of 160 km/h. During the second stage tracks 1 and 2 will be upgraded for 200 km/h operations.

The station is accessible with lifts available at all platforms. There are guidelines on the ground for the blind. Services are available in the station building, including a ticket office, a bookstore, a bank, lockers and a DB-Service Store; the station has a Bahnhofsmission. At the southern exit to the station is a subway to the newly built bicycle parking, opened in September 2010 after several months of construction. "Station photos". Guidorademacher.de. Retrieved 20 May 2011. "Track plan". DB. Retrieved 19 March 2017

Home repair

Home repair involves the diagnosis and resolution of problems in a home, is related to home maintenance to avoid such problems. Many types of repairs are "do it yourself" projects, while others may be so complicated, time-consuming or risky as to suggest the assistance of a qualified handyman, property manager, contractor/builder, or other professionals. Repair is not the same as home improvement, although many improvements can result from repairs or maintenance; the costs of larger repairs will justify the alternative of investment in full-scale improvements. It may make just as much sense to upgrade a home system as to repair it or incur ever-more-frequent and expensive maintenance for an inefficient, obsolete or dying system. For a DIY project, it is useful to establish limits on how much time and money you're willing to invest before deciding a repair is overwhelming and discouraging, less to be completed. Repairs mean simple replacement of worn or used components intended to be periodically renewed by a home-owner, such as burnt out light bulbs, worn out batteries, or overfilled vacuum cleaner bags.

Another class of home repairs relates to restoring something to a useful condition, such as sharpening tools or utensils, replacing leaky faucet washers, cleaning out plumbing traps, rain gutters. Because of the required precision, specialized tools, or hazards, some of these are best left to experts such as a plumber. One emergency repair that may be necessary in this area is overflowing toilets. Most of them have a shut-off valve on a pipe beneath or behind them so that the water supply can be turned off while repairs are made, either by removing a clog or repairing a broken mechanism; the most perplexing repairs facing a home-owner are broken or damaged things. In today's era of built-in obsolescence for many products, it is more convenient to replace something rather than attempt to repair it. A repairman is faced with the tasks of identifying the problem finding the materials, supplies and skills necessary to sufficiently effect the repair; some things, such as broken windows, appliances or furniture can be carried to a repair shop, but there are many repairs that can be performed enough, such as patching holes in plaster and drywall, cleaning stains, repairing cracked windows and their screens, or replacing a broken electrical switch or outlet.

Other repairs may have some urgency, such as a broken water pipes, broken doors, latches or windows, or a leaky roof or water tank, this factor can justify calling for professional help. A home handyman may become adept at dealing with such immediate repairs, to avoid further damage or loss, until a professional can be summoned. Emergencies can happen at any time so it is important to know how to and efficiently fix the problem. From natural disasters, power loss, appliance failure and no water, emergency repairs tend to be one of the most important repairs to be comfortable and confident with. In most cases, the repairs are fixable with whatever is around the house. Common repairs would be fixing a leak, broken window, frozen pipes or clogged toilet; each problem can have a simple fix, a leaky roof and broken window can be patched, flood can be pumped out, pipes can be thawed and repaired and toilets can be unclogged with a chemical. For the most part, emergency repairs are not permanent, they are what you can do fast to stop the problem have a professional come in to permanently fix it.

Flooding as a result of frozen pipes, clogged toilets or a leaky roof can result in costly water damage repairs and potential health issues resulting from mold growth if not addressed in a timely manner. Periodic maintenance falls under the general class of home repairs; these are inspections, cleaning, or replacements that should be done to ensure proper functioning of all the systems in a house, to avoid costly emergencies. Examples include annual testing and adjustment of alarm systems, central heating or cooling systems, replacement of water treatment components or air-handling filters, purging of heating radiators and water tanks, defrosting a freezer, vacuum refrigerator coils, refilling dry floor-drain traps with water, cleaning out rain gutters, down spouts and drains, touching up worn house paint and weather seals, cleaning accumulated creosote out of chimney flues, which may be best left to a chimney sweep. Examples of less frequent home maintenance that should be forecast and budgeted include repainting or staining outdoor wood or metal, repainting masonry, waterproofing masonry, cleaning out septic systems, replacing sacrificial electrodes in water heaters, replacing old washing machine hoses, other home improvements such as replacement of obsolete or ageing systems with limited useful lifetimes (water heaters, wood stoves and asphaltic or wooden roof shingles and siding.

On the bottom of people's to-do list is home maintenance chores, such as landscaping and gutter cleaning, power washing the siding and hard-scape, etc. However, these maintenance chores pay for themselves over time. Injury could occur when operating heavy machinery or when climbing on ladders or roofs around your home, so if an individual is not in the proper physical condition to accomplish these chores they should consult a professional. Lack of maintenance will cost more due to higher costs associated with repairs or replacements to be made later, it requires discipline and learning aptitude to repair and maintain the home in good condition, but it is a satisfyin