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Hylas

In classical mythology, Hylas was a youth who served as Heracles' companion and servant, as well as lover. His abduction by water nymphs was a theme of ancient art, has been an enduring subject for Western art in the classical tradition. In Greek mythology, Hylas was the son of King Theiodamas of the nymph Menodice. In some accounts, his father was Euphemus or King Ceyx of Trachis. After Heracles killed Theiodamas in battle, he took on Hylas as arms bearer and taught him to be a warrior, in time the two fell in love; the poet Theocritus wrote about the love between Heracles and Hylas: "We are not the first mortals to see beauty in what is beautiful. No Amphitryon's bronze-hearted son, who defeated the savage Nemean lion, loved a boy—charming Hylas, whose hair hung down in curls, and like a father with a dear son he taught him all the things which had made him a mighty man, famous." Heracles took Hylas with him on the Argo. Hylas was kidnapped by nymphs of the spring of Pegae, Mysia when they fell in love with him, he vanished without a trace.

This upset Heracles, his lover, so he along with Polyphemus searched for a great length of time. The ship set sail without them. According to the Latin Argonautica of Valerius Flaccus, they never found Hylas because the latter had fallen in love with the nymphs and remained "to share their power and their love." Theocritus, on the other hand, has the nymphs shutting his mouth underwater to stifle his screams for Heracles. The story of Hylas and the nymphs is alluded to in Book 3 of Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Canto XII, Stanza 7: Hylas is mentioned in Christopher Marlowe's play Edward II: "Not Hylas was more mourned for of Hercules / Than thou hast been of me since thy exile", in Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, Chapter 11. "...and gilded a boy that he might serve at the feast as Ganymede or Hylas." Hylas is referred to in Chapter 18 of Kingsley's "Hypatia", when the Prefect Orontes, rescued by the Goths, is taken for safety into a house populated by women, fancies himself as "A second Hylas".

"Hylas" is the name of one of the two characters in George Berkeley's Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous. He represents the materialist position against. In this context, the name is derived from ὕλη, the classical Greek word for "matter." Stanisław Lem adopted these characters in philosophical book, Dialogi. Iolaus Lympha Jason and the Argonauts Berkeley's Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous Encyclopædia Britannica on Hylas Hylas in the Classical Style by Stefanie E. Dittert, Professor Buttigieg Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology on Hylas Hylas – via Wikisource. Poem by Florence Earle Coates

Nicholas Rigby

Nicholas Rigby, was an English Catholic priest. He was born in Walton-le-Dale near Lancashire. At the age of twelve he went to Ushaw College. Ordained priest in September, 1826, he was sent to St. Mary's, for six months, was given the united missions of Egton Bridge and Ugthorpe. After seven years the two missions were again separated, he took up his residence at Ugthorpe. There he built a church, started a new cemetery, founded a middle-class college. About 1884 he resigned the mission work to his curate, the Rev. E. J. Hickey, he died at Ugthorpe. His obituary notice, in the Catholic Times of 17 September 1886, gives a sketch of his life; the Real Doctrine of the Church on Scripture, to, added an account of the conversion of the Duke of Brunswick Father Ignatius Spencer, dedicated to the Rev. Benedict Rayment. Other works, chiefly treatises on primary truths, or sermons of a controversial character, are described in Joseph Gillow, Bibl. Dict. Eng. Cath. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed..

"Nicholas Rigby". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. Works by Nicholas Rigby at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Nicholas Rigby at Internet Archive Father Rigby's The Real Doctrine of the Catholic Church on the Scripture

Lou Ann Zelenik

Lou Ann Zelenik is a Tennessee businesswoman and 2010 Republican Party candidate for the U. S. Congress in Tennessee's 6th congressional district, she has Kerri. A graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, Zelenik co-founded L&N Construction Co. in Murfreesboro, Tennessee in 1985, which she ran for 23 years. From 2007 to 2009, Zelenik served as Vice Chair and Chairman of the Rutherford County Republican Party; as a dedicated advocate for limited government, she organized the first Tea Party in Rutherford County. Zelenik was a candidate in the 2008 Republican primary for the 48th District State Representative seat, but was defeated by Joe Carr. After the passage of the bank bailouts and the stimulus bill, Zelenik declared that she would challenge Democratic incumbent Rep. Bart Gordon in the 2010 congressional election. With the retirement of Rep. Gordon in December 2009, her biggest competitions were expected to come from Tennessee state senators Diane Black and Jim Tracy for the Republican nomination in the primary.

The Cook Political Report rates Tennessee's 6th district as Likely Republican. She finished second in the August 5th primary election. Zelenik was a vociferous opponent of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro during its construction in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. A press release from her campaign states: Let there be no mistake, Lou Ann stands with everyone, opposed to the idea of an Islamic training center being built in our community; this "Islamic Center" is not part of a religious movement. Until the American Muslim community find it in their hearts to separate themselves from their evil, radical counterparts, to condemn those who want to destroy our civilization and will fight against them, we are not obligated to open our society to any of them. However, on July 18, 2012, in response to a federal lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, U. S. District Judge Todd Campbell ordered that the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro must be allowed to open in time for the Islamic holy month.

Official campaign website Profile from Rutherford GOP Profile at Vote Smart Financial information at the Federal Election Commission Campaign contributions at OpenSecrets.org

Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529

Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529 was an Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia aircraft that crashed near Carrollton, Georgia on August 21, 1995. Nine of the 29 passengers and crew on board were killed as a result of the accident; the accident bore similarities to Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 2311, which had occurred four years earlier, resulted in the deaths of everyone on board. The inquiries of both crashes concluded that design flaws in the aircraft's propellers were to blame. Flight 529 was a scheduled passenger flight from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport in Gulfport, Mississippi. On August 21, 1995, the flight was operated using an Embraer EMB 120RT Brasilia, a twin-turboprop commuter airliner; the aircraft made its first flight in 1989 and was delivered to Atlantic Southeast Airlines on March 3 of that same year. Before the fatal flight, it had accumulated a total of 17,151.3 flight hours. The aircraft was equipped with a flight data recorder.

The captain of the flight was Edwin Gannaway, age 45, the first officer was Matthew Warmerdam, age 28. Gannaway was a skilled pilot with 9,876 total hours of flying experience, including 7,374 flight hours in the Embraer Brasilia. Warmerdam was hired by the airline in April 1995 and had logged a total of 1,193 flight hours at the time of the accident. Business travelers, ranging from 18 to 69 years of age, comprised most of the aircraft's passengers. Six engineers, two deputy sheriffs, two air force personnel, a minister, a New Orleans woman planning to become a flight attendant were on the aircraft. Flight 529 left the ramp area at Atlanta at 12:10 Eastern Daylight Time, took off at 12:23. At 12:43:25, while climbing through 18,100 feet, the occupants of the aircraft heard a thud which First Officer Warmerdam described as sounding like "a baseball bat striking an aluminum trash can." One of the blades of the Hamilton Standard propeller on the left engine had failed and the entire assembly had become dislodged, deforming the engine nacelle and distorting the wing's profile.

Although the EMB 120, like all transport-category multi-engine airplanes, is designed to fly with one engine inoperative, the distortion of the engine resulted in excessive drag and loss of lift on the left side of the aircraft, causing it to lose altitude. The flight crew tried to return to Atlanta for an emergency landing but the rapid descent resulted in them being diverted to West Georgia Regional Airport; the airplane was unable to stay in the air long enough and the pilots began searching for an open space to make an emergency landing. At 12:52:45 the airplane struck the tops of the trees and crashed into a field in Carroll County, Georgia near the farming community of Burwell and the city of Carrollton. All of the passengers and crew aboard Flight 529 survived the initial impact; the fire started one minute after impact and an oxygen bottle behind the First Officer's seat leaked, contributing to the strength of the fire. Despite a dislocated shoulder, First Officer Warmerdam used the cockpit fire axe to cut through the thick cockpit glass.

David McCorkell, a surviving passenger assisted by pulling the axe out of the cockpit through the hole Warmerdam had created and struck the glass from the outside in order to increase the size of the hole and help Warmerdam escape. While he was being rescued, Warmerdam said to fire chief Steve Chadwick, "Tell my wife, that I love her." Chadwick replied, "No sir, you tell her that you love her, because I'm getting you out of here." The emergency crews pulled Warmerdam out of the aircraft, but Captain Gannaway was knocked unconscious in the crash landing and never regained consciousness succumbing to the fire. In an ambulance, Warmerdam consoled paramedic Joan Crawford. Crawford had undressed him to cool him down and pinned his badge to his underwear, to help with identification later. Despite his injuries, Warmerdam survived the plane crash. In addition to Captain Gannaway, seven passengers died as a result of the crash and subsequent fire, including three who died within thirty days of the crash, bringing the official death toll to eight.

A ninth victim died four months after the crash from severe burn injuries. None of the passengers or crew escaped uninjured. Many of the passengers suffered survivor guilt. Mary Jean Adair, one of the survivors, died of a heart attack eight weeks after the crash, she was included in a dedication to the people killed by the crash in a memorial service at an elementary school gymnasium some years later. The probable cause of the accident was determined to be the failure of the propeller due to undiscovered metal fatigue in one blade resulting from corrosion from chlorine. There had been two previous failures of the same type of propeller, but those aircraft had been able to land safely; the failed propeller blade had undergone scheduled ultrasonic testing on May 19, 1994, which resulted in its rejection and removal from the propeller. The blade was sent to a Hamilton Standard facility, where it was subject to refurbishing work, incorrectly performed; the propeller blade was installed on the propeller fitted to the aircraft on September 30, 1994.

The National Transportation Safety Board criticized Hamilton Standard, who had maintained the propellers, for "inadequate and ineffective corporate inspection and repair techniques, training and communication", both

Nepalis in Poland

Nepalis in Poland are migrants from Nepal to Poland expatriate workers and international students. The first Nepali to settle in Poland arrived in 1965. Immigration from Nepal grew in the 1990s' as few Nepalis came for a jobs as chefs in Indian Restaurants and as workers in Indian Textile Companies. A few of them came with families. Nepalis have been coming to the country for further studies in the medical field. In 2007, there are about 40 Nepalese students studying in Poland though many of them came with hope to get entry to other paid countries in Europe and work there. Today, along with other Asian groups work in industry, building and finance sectors. Most find employment in the central region of Mazovia, the northern region of Pomerania and southern region of Lesser Poland; the rise in foreign investment in the finance sector, IT outsourcing and building industry have brought skilled, but cheap, labor to Poland. About 121 workers from Nepal had managed to get jobs in Poland through individual channel in 2008 and 2009, in 2015 and 2016 more than 3500 Nepalese had gone Poland through individual and through recruitment agencies according to the Department of Foreign Employment.

In 2016, a Nepali student, Tek Prasad Adhikari doing PhD in Astronomy at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences was awarded the Young Scientist prize. After this, there is an increased inflow of the Nepalese students in Poland. Hinduism in Poland Buddhism in Poland

Sport in Greece

Greece has risen to prominence in a number of sporting areas in recent decades. Football in particular has seen a rapid transformation, with the Greek national football team winning the 2004 UEFA European Football Championship. Many Greek athletes have achieved significant success and have won world and olympic titles in numerous sports during the years, such as basketball, water polo, weightlifting, with many of them becoming international stars inside their sports; the successful organisation of the Athens 2004 Olympic and Paralympic Games led to the further development of many sports and has led to the creation of many world class sport venues all over Greece and in Athens. Greek athletes have won a total 146 medals for Greece in 15 different Olympic sports at the Summer Olympic Games, including the Intercalated Games, an achievement which makes Greece one of the top nations globally, in the world's rankings of medals per capital. Greece was home of the ancient Olympic Games, first recorded in 776 BC in Olympia, hosted the modern Olympic Games twice, the inaugural 1896 Summer Olympics and the 2004 Summer Olympics.

The nation has competed at every Summer Olympic Games, one of the only four countries to have done so, most of the Winter Olympic Games. During the parade of nations Greece is always called first, as the founding nation of the ancient precursor of modern Olympics, its national governing body is the Hellenic Olympic Committee. Having won a total of 116 medals, Greece is ranked 32nd by gold medals in the all-time Summer Olympic medal count, their best performance was in the 1896 Summer Olympics, when Greece finished second in the medal table with 10 gold medals, one less than the United States, the most silver and bronze medals, as well as the most medals overall. After a long period of poor tallies, the 1992 Summer Olympics marked an uptum and Greece made successive medal-winning records in the three following Olympic Games. Greek athletes have won medals in 15 different sports, but the sports in which the Greek team has won most medals are athletics and weightlifting, as well as other sports like wrestling and shooting.

In the 1906 Games, Greece finished third with 8 gold, 14 silver and 13 bronze medals, second in total behind France with 35 medals. Winter sports have not played a major role in Greece, thus the country has not won any medal in the Winter Olympics so far. Despite that, Greece leads the Parade of Nations in the Winter Olympics. Paralympic Sports have grown in Greece since the late 1970s; the first participation of athletes with a disability at Paralympic Games was in 1976. The organisation of the Paralympic Games in Athens led to significant growth; the Hellenic Team won 20 medals. At the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games the Greek Team made its most successful appearance with 24 medals. Greece has won in total 80 medals at the Paralympic Games. Athletics has been another successful individual sport in Greece. Greek athletes have won 29 medals in total, at the Olympic games for Greece and 19 medals in the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, while some Greek athletes have reached world stardom with their achievements such as: Fani Chalkia who won the gold medal in the women's 400m hurdles at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

During the semifinals Halkia set an Olympic record of 52.77 seconds. Niki Bakoyianni won a silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics after a tough competition with Stefka Kostadinova, her personal best jump of 2.03 metres is the current Greek record. Periklis Iakovakis who won the gold medal at the World Junior Championships in Annecy, France with 49.82 seconds, five years he won the bronze medal at the 2003 World Championships in Athletics in Paris-Saint-Denis, France. Iakovakis achieved his personal best of 47.82 seconds on 6 May 2006 in Osaka during the IAAF World Athletics Tour. He became European Champion in Sweden finishing at 48.46 seconds in the final. Anastasia Kelesidou is a retired Greek discus thrower best known for winning silver medals at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics. During her career she set. Konstantinos Kenteris won gold medals in the 200 metres at the 2000 Summer Olympics, the 2001 World Championships in Athletics and the 2002 European Championships in Athletics. Kenteris became the first White male to win a 200-meter sprinting medal at the Olympics since Pietro Mennea achieved the feat by winning gold at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.

He is one of the few elite runners who have run the 200m distance under 20 seconds, with a personal best 19.85 sec. Haralabos Papadias won the gold medal in 60 metres at the 1997 World Indoor Championships, in a time of 6.50 seconds,the first and only white man to do so until today. Voula Patoulidou became a Greek sporting legend in 1992, when she was the surprise winner of the Women's 100 m hurdles race at the Olympic Games in Barcelona. Ekaterini Thanou won the silver medal in the women's 100 metres at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. Although Marion Jones admitted to steroid use prior to and during the Sydney Olympics and had her gold medal withdrawn by the International Olympic Committee, Thanou's silver medal was not upgraded to gold because she committed a doping offense herself in 2004. In 2002 she won the 100 m gold