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Hiʻiaka

In Hawaiian mythology, Hiʻiaka is a daughter of Haumea and Kāne. Hiʻiaka, or the youngest Hiiaka, was the patron goddess of Hawaiʻi, hula dancers, chant and medicine. Owls were sacred to her, her common and family name means "carried egg" - "hiʻi", to hold or carry in the arms, "aka", meaning embryo - referring to the story of how she was brought to Hawaiʻi by her sister Pele. Her family line is called Hiʻiaka, they take on the task of bearing the clouds, providing rain and lightning variously, those of storms and those produced by Pele's volcanoes. Hiʻiaka lived in a grove of Lehua trees which are sacred to her where she spent her days dancing with the forest spirits. Hiʻiaka was conceived in Tahiti, but carried in the form of an egg to Hawaiʻi by Pele, who kept the egg with her at all times to incubate it. From this, she earned her full name, Hiʻiaka-i-ka-poli-o-Pele: "Hiʻiaka in the bosom of Pele". Hiʻiaka is Pele's favorite and most loyal sister, although they have had their differences. Hiʻiaka was the first God of this pantheon born in Hawaii.

Hiʻiaka was the first to dance hula. Therefore, Hiʻiaka is known as a goddess of hula, along with Kapo. In hula Hālau, ceremonies for these goddesses take place. Oli kāhea are chants asking for permission to enter a place; these chants are used when asking someone intelligent, like a teacher, to share their knowledge. In Hawaiian culture, the people are taught to use oli kāhea to ask permission to enter a forest, since many forest are considered the homes of the gods. In hula Hālau and mele kāhea are chanted by the haumana; the haumana use the oli kāhea to request. When chanting oli kāhea, Hawaiians are taught to have good ` ano; the importance of mele kahea, the responsibility of those receiving mele kahea, is seen in different parts of Hiʻiaka's quest to Lohiau. For example, when the chief of Maui denied Hiʻiaka hospitality after she asked for permission to enter his home, Hiʻiaka punished him; when the chief was sleeping, Hiʻiaka caught his spirit after it left his body, killed it. Therefore, Hawaiians are taught that being on both the giving and receiving parts of oli require respect and mindfulness of our actions.

In the best known story, Pele once fell into a deep sleep and left her body to wander, was lured by the sound of a hula-drum accompanied by a wonderful voice. In the Epic Tale of Hiʻiakaikapoliopele, it is said that Pele did not accidentally hear the sounds of the drums and voices. Instead, this version says that Kanikawi and Kanikawa wanted Pele to hear Lohiʻau, become his wife, she appeared in spirit at a festival on Kauaʻi where she fell in love with the singer, a young chief named Lohiʻau. Hiʻiaka had been watching over her, after nine days she grew worried and sang an incantation to bring Pele back. Upon her return, Pele decided to send a messenger to bring him to her. Hiʻiaka volunteered to go on the dangerous journey, as long as Pele would protect her sacred grove of Lehua trees and her lover, Hopoe. Pele insisted that she return with Lohiau within 40 days, she instructed Hiʻiaka not to fall in love with Lohiau, or embrace him. Before Hiʻiaka left for her quest, Pele gifted her with three tools to help her face the trials throughout the quest.

The first gift was ʻAwihikalani, to help her to foretell the future encounters she would face, communicate with spirits, grant her the ability to have supernatural knowledge. The second gift was called Ka lima ikaika o Kīlauea, to help her defeat her opponents in battle with super strength; the last gift was Paʻu uila, this skirt had different abilities to help her along her journey. This skirt had extreme importance due to the fact that it is a female garment, showing the significance of supernatural women in Hawaii not being ruled by male gods. Paʻuopalapalai was a loyal servant to the Pele family for so long. Therefore, she was trusted to be Hiʻiaka's companion on journey. After the two left Kīlauea, they met a devout and pious woman named Wahine ʻOmaʻo, who joined them on the journey after she made her offerings to Pele. Wahine ʻOmaʻo was a half-goddess, she was the only companion of Hiʻiaka. Hiʻiaka's journey was filled with many adventures, such as dueling with the kupua of the island forests.

When the travelers arrived at Puna ma Kai, they met. She gifted them with red maile lei; these are the plants. She was kind and gracious, she was not devout and did not take the time for prayers. Therefore, she did not last the first battle of the journey. Since she did not pray, she had no spiritual sight during the battle against the moʻo Panaʻewa, whom she was eaten by. Panaʻewa could change into different forms like kino-ohu, kino-au-awa, kukui. Hiʻiaka defeated Pana'ewa by trapping her followers within a thickening of vines. Many more moʻo, as well as other monsters, are defeated as they traveled

Vermilion, Alberta

Vermilion is a town in central Alberta, Canada within the County of Vermilion River. It is located at the intersection of Highway 16 and Highway 41 60 kilometres west of Lloydminster and 192 kilometres east of Edmonton, it was not until 1902 that a significant number of settlers arrived in this area of Alberta of British ethnic background coming from the east. Just west of Vermilion is the line between British and those of Ukrainian ethnic background having travelled from the west. In 1904, a post office was established at Breage 5 km east of the present townsite. In 1905, the Canadian Northern Railway arrived and a station was built; the post office was relocated from Breage. Throughout the days of steam, the railway was important to Vermilion. Vermilion was used as a divisional point, it had a water tower to resupply engines, a large roundhouse, an extensive yard, a wye, a turntable, a bunkhouse for engine crews. With the decline of steam power in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the railway became less important.

In early 1906, Vermilion was incorporated as a village and as a town in the same year. The name Vermilion comes from the red clay found in the river valley. In fact, one of the first businesses in Vermilion was the brick factory which operated from 1906 until 1914; some Vermilion buildings built from brick from this factory are still standing. The first newspaper to publish in the Vermilion area was the Vermilion Signal, founded and edited by William Bleasdell Cameron.. In 1909, S. R. P. Cooper established the Vermilion Standard. In 1911, the provincial government established three demonstration farms near Olds and just west of the Vermilion townsite; the Vermilion Board of Trade had lobbied the government for a demonstration college. When the Vermilion School of Agriculture opened on November 17, 1913, it became the first of the provincial agricultural colleges to open its door; the Vermilion School of Agriculture has had several name changes in the intervening years including Vermilion Agricultural and Vocational College and Vermilion College before becoming Lakeland College in 1975.

Like other communities on the prairies in the early years of the 20th century, Vermilion experienced an extensive fire. Occurring on April 10, 1918, the fire destroyed business blocks. Two Vermilion businesses have operated. Craig's, a department store, Long's, a drugstore, have been at the same downtown locations since 1905; the population of the Town of Vermilion according to its 2017 municipal census is 4,150, a change of -8.7% from its 2012 municipal census population of 4,545. In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Vermilion recorded a population of 4,084 living in 1,753 of its 1,988 total private dwellings, a 3.9% change from its 2011 population of 3,930. With a land area of 12.93 km2, it had a population density of 315.9/km2 in 2016. In the 2011 Census, the Town of Vermilion had a population of 3,930 living in 1,651 of its 1,845 total dwellings, a -2.6% change from its 2006 population of 4,036. With a land area of 13.69 km2, it had a population density of 287.1/km2 in 2011.

The economy is service industry to agriculture. The Vermilion Agricultural Society hosts an annual fair which started in 1906; the fair begins with a parade on Thursday morning. The fair lasts a total of three days the last weekend in July; the Vermilion Provincial Park is located on the northwest side of the town. It includes camping, fishing and trails for hiking and cross-country skiing; the town has two public schools: Vermilion Elementary and J. R. Robson Secondary, one Catholic school, St. Jerome's School; the School of Hope, a home school, has its central office in Vermilion. The town attracts students from throughout Canada to Lakeland College. Lakeland offers certificate, applied degree, university transfer and pre-employment programs. Programming at the Vermilion campus includes agricultural sciences, environmental sciences and emergency response, human services, interior design technology, trades and technology. Lakeland's residence village is home to more than 500 students. Vermilion's local weekly newspapers are the Vermilion and Area Voice.

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2008 Lithuanian parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Lithuania on 12 October 2008, with a second round on 26 October in the constituencies where no candidate won a majority in the first round of voting. All 141 seats in the Seimas were up for election. Together with the elections, a referendum on extending the operation of Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant was held; the elections were won by a centre-right coalition, led by Andrius Kubilius of the Homeland Union. Kubilius was appointed the Prime Minister of a coalition government together with National Resurrection Party and Centre Union, Liberal Movement; the coalition had 80 seats in the 141-member Tenth Seimas. The parties that were part of coalition governments in the outgoing parliament suffered in the elections, with Social Democratic Party of Lithuania, Labour Party, New Union and Centre Union and Lithuanian Peasant Popular Union all losing seats in the Seimas, although Social Democrats increased their seat tally compared to the previous elections; the 2004 parliamentary elections were held on 10 October 2004, with the run-off on 24 October.

The Labour Party ended up as the largest party in the parliament, with 39 seats in the 141-member Ninth Seimas. The joint list consisting of the Social Democratic Party of Lithuania and New Union finished as runners-up, but the Social Democrats managed to form a coalition government with their leader, Algirdas Brazauskas, as the Prime Minister; the government included the New Union, the Labour Party and the Peasants and New Democratic Party Union. The coalition did not last the full term - New Union and Labour Party left in spring, 2006, bringing down the government of Brazauskas, who resigned and retired from politics. Gediminas Kirkilas became the new Prime Minister and the coalition was joined by the Civic Democratic Party and the Liberal and Centre Union; the new coalition governed with the support from opposition parties. New Union rejoined the coalition in January 2008. At the end of the term, Social Democrats were the largest parliamentary group with 38 members. Homeland Union was the largest opposition group in the parliament before the 2012 elections with 26 seats.

All seats in the 141-member Seimas were up for election in parallel voting, with 71 members elected in single-seat constituencies and 70 members elected by proportional representation in a single nationwide constituency. Voting in the elections was open to all citizens of Lithuania; the first round took place on 12 October 2008. Members of the Seimas in the 71 single-seat constituencies were elected by a majority vote, with a run-off held on 26 October; the remaining 70 seats were allocated to the participating political parties using the largest remainder method, with a 5% threshold to enter the parliament. Candidates took the seats allocated to their parties based on the preference lists submitted before the elections and adjusted by preference votes given by the voters. To be eligible for election, candidates had to be at least 25-years-old on the election day, not under allegiance to a foreign state and permanently resident in Lithuania. Persons serving or due to serve a sentence imposed by the court 65 days before the elections were not eligible.

Judges, citizens performing military service, servicemen of professional military service and officials of statutory institutions and establishments could not stand for election. The election campaign in 2008 took place in the context of high inflation. Following years of breakneck economic growth, the GDP was expected to shrink the following year. Inflation in 2006 exceeded the benchmark levels that would have allowed the country to adopt euro as a currency and continued rising, exceeding 12% in 2008. Economy and the adoption of the euro were high on the campaign agenda. In addition, energy security featured prominently, with the referendum on continued operation of Ignalina nuclear power plant was to take place with the elections. Pre-election polls suggested that five parties would reach the 5% vote threshold to win proportionally-allocated seats in the Seimas: Homeland Union and Justice, Labour Party, Social Democratic Party of Lithuania and Lithuanian Peasant Popular Union. Political advertisements on TV were banned before the elections, to reduce the influence of money in the elections, but contributing to a dull election campaign.

Homeland Union was hoping to return to power for the first time since 2000. Its leader Andrius Kubilius promised that his government would cut income taxes, review VAT exemptions and introduce euro at an unspecified time. Homeland Union was critical of the decision to hold a referendum regarding the Ignalina power plant, but promised to negotiate with the European Commission to postpone its closure. Homeland Union performed well in the municipal elections in 2011 and was hoping to further expand its electorate by campaigning on social media. Order and Justice, led by former president Rolandas Paksas, campaigned for change, arguing that there was little difference between the two traditional largest parties, Homeland Union and Social Democrats. Paksas promised to hold a referendum whether to adopt the euro and to maintain a pragmatic relationship with Russia; the Labour Party had experienced upheaval since an investigation in its party finances, its leader Viktor Uspaskich had been defeated in a bi-election.

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The Eye of Minds

The Eye of Minds is a 2013 young adult science fiction novel written by American author James Dashner, the first book in The Mortality Doctrine series. The book was first published on October 8, 2013 by Delacorte Press and is set in a futuristic world where a young gamer must help stop a rogue hacker named Kaine intent on causing mass destruction. Of the novel, Dashner has stated that he did not view it as a "dystopian or post-apocalyptic tale" akin to his Maze Runner series, but he did view it as having "similarities in tone and feel and spirit to The Maze Runner". In the future, humankind has developed a new interpretation of gaming in the form of a virtual reality system known as the VirtNet, which contains various games, including "Lifeblood", a re-creation of real life. Michael and his two friends Bryson and Sarah are three talented hackers who can use the game code to manipulate items, they are employed by VirtNet Security to track down a cyber-terrorist known as Kaine, trapping people inside the VirtNet.

The gamers who are trapped commit suicide in real life by coding out their Cores, the virtual objects that differentiate between their Auras, or their virtual bodies, their real-life bodies. The VNS wants Michael and his friends to find out about the Mortality Doctrine, a program created by Kaine. Using information from Cutter, a barber in the game Lifeblood and his friends hack their way into the high-end Black and Blue club, they meet Ronika, the owner, who tells them that to get to Kaine's base in the Hallowed Ravine, they must get through The Path, which can be accessed through a weak spot in the code within the game Devils of Destruction. However, creatures programmed by Kaine known as KillSims, which suck the life out of VirtNet players' Auras and leave their real-life bodies brain-dead and destroy Ronika, leave Michael with serious but occasional headaches. Michael and his friends manage to gain access to The Path through Devils of Destruction, which they find difficult to beat, after hacking through the age restriction.

Once they enter The Path, they find themselves on a massive stone disk with a riddle. After solving it, they enter an infinitely long corridor, from which the only exit is to go through a hole in the wall; the three best friends have to overcome their fears to keep moving on. At one point, Bryson's Aura is killed by strange, animated corpses that attack whenever somebody speaks. Along the way, they meet Gunner Skale, a legendary gamer who mysteriously disappeared from the VirtNet, who leads them to realizing that Kaine is a rogue Tangent, or an AI in the VirtNet. After escaping from Skale, as he attempted to kill them and Sarah continue on The Path, but Sarah's Aura is killed when she is burned by lava. Michael reaches a crossroads, where he is given the choice of either leaving the Path or entering the Hallowed Ravine; when he chooses the Hallowed Ravine, a silver machine destroys his Core, so that if his Aura were to die, he would die in real life. After reaching the Hallowed Ravine and discovering a group of Tangents controlled by Kaine, the VNS sends agents to his location to attack.

However, in the ensuing battle, with the KillSims attacking, a large number of VNS agents die. Kaine manages to force Michael into a room, from which Michael allowed by Kaine to do so, he is attacked by KillSims, but he uses his hacking ability to delete, rather than manipulate, for the first time. Michael begs Kaine to save him. Michael wakes up in a Coffin, or a coffin-like enclosure from which the VirtNet is accessed, but realizes that his body and his surroundings are different, he finds that Kaine left him a message that explained how Michael was a Tangent, that he was the first successful subject of The Mortality Doctrine, which implants Tangent intelligence into human bodies. Michael is told that since he is now human, his headaches were caused by Decay, a condition that results from the deterioration of a Tangent's code. Michael realizes that he had resided in the game Lifeblood Deep during his time as a Tangent, when he had entered his Coffin, he had entered the game used by human beings, Lifeblood.

He opens the door and meets Agent Weber, the VNS agent who contracted him to stop Kaine, who informs him that Bryson and Sarah are real. He is told to attempt to impersonate the human whose body he is in. While developing The Eye of Minds, Dashner wanted to avoid creating a world, too similar to his earlier work, the Maze Runner series. Dashner enjoyed employing the virtual reality setting, as it allowed him an "endless" amount of worlds and settings for the novel, he drew inspiration for the book from multiple book and film sources The Matrix and Inception. Dashner has stated that he plans for the series' story arc to only span three books, as he felt that it "really out well for what I want to happen overall" but that he does view the series as being more open to sequels than his earlier work Maze Runner. Critical reception has been positive; the School Library Journal and Booklist both gave The Eye of Minds a positive review, as both compared it positively to Dashner's Maze Runner series, with the School Library Journal stating that it "delivers an adrenaline rush."

The Christian Science Monitor remarked that while they grew frustrated with "Dashner’s love affair with his own slang", they enjoyed the book and thought that it would have a wide appeal. The Deseret News cautioned that The Eye of Minds had "relentless violence, blood and mayhem", but that it was "constant tension for a debatable end reward." Two sequels to The Eye of Minds have been published, including The Rule of Thoughts and The Game of Lives. A s

List of Zoobles!

The Zoobles! are magical mischievous animals that can assume into their ball forms to travel into great distances. They all live in the mystical Zooble Isle, they come in different species, each of which lives in a specific region. Each species were only found in that specific region of the isle. In the Japanese version, the Zoobles were born from the Magical Candy Factory, each of them were based on sweets and flavors, they all live in the magical world of Candy Land. The toyline was released by Spin Master in August 2010 and was released in Japan by the Japanese toy division of Sega on March 17, 2011. Petagonia is the grassland region of the Zooble Isle. Petagonia is rich in singing birds and brightly colored flowers, it is rumored that the Zoobles of Petagonia have a big knack for adventure. Azoozia is the tropical region of the island. Known as home for the party animals of Zooble Isle, Azoozia is the territory that encourages people to let their adventurous side run wild. Geographically, it is one of the most diverse regions, possessing magnificent waterfalls and rich plant life.

Seagonia is an undersea region of the island. According to Zooble mythology, you can “soak in the silliness” while exploring its number of underwater Happitats. Petal Point is the flower region of the island, inhabited with beautiful flowers. Happitats are located in the area and there are many ponds and flowers, in which they live and play. Chillville is the icy region of composing of many glaciers and icy structures; the place is always snowing and only a few Zoobles live in the cold icy area. The Zoobles in Chillville were always chilling out here in their Happitats. Pinegrove is the forest region of the island, filled with lush trees and spectacular rivers and ponds; the place is home to many rare Zoobles, who hide, seek and sneak. Candy Land is a magical world where all Zoobles live; the Zoobles in Candy Land were all born in the mystical Candy Factory, named after flavors and sweets. and all live social lives throughout the world. Each region of Candy Land was based on the regions of the original versions.

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Maxwell, Nebraska

Maxwell is a village in Lincoln County, United States. It is part of the North Platte Micropolitan Statistical Area; the population was 312 at the 2010 census. Maxwell was platted in 1894; the town was named for a railroad official. Maxwell was incorporated as a village in 1908. On May 17, 2000, Maxwell was hit by an F3 tornado. Maxwell is located at 41°4′40″N 100°31′34″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.34 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2010, there were 312 people, 121 households, 87 families residing in the village; the population density was 917.6 inhabitants per square mile. There were 133 housing units at an average density of 391.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 96.5% White, 0.6% African American, 1.0% Native American, 1.0% from other races, 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population. There were 121 households of which 39.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.9% had a male householder with no wife present, 28.1% were non-families.

24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.06. The median age in the village was 38.6 years. 27.9% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the village was 50.6 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 315 people, 116 households, 87 families residing in the village; the population density was 933.5 people per square mile. There were 131 housing units at an average density of 388.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 97.78% White, 0.63% African American, 1.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.86% of the population. There were 116 households out of which 43.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.3% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.0% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.22. In the village, the population was spread out with 32.7% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males. As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $35,625, the median income for a family was $45,469. Males had a median income of $39,500 versus $23,750 for females; the per capita income for the village was $13,911. About 12.9% of families and 13.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.4% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over