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Hyllus

In Greek mythology, Hyllus or Hyllas was son of Heracles and Deianira, husband of Iole, nursed by Abia. Heracles, whom Zeus had intended to be ruler of Argos and Messenian Pylos, had been supplanted by the cunning of Hera, his intended possessions had fallen into the hands of Eurystheus, king of Mycenae. After the death of Heracles, his children, after many wanderings, found refuge from Eurystheus at Athens. Eurystheus, on his demand for their surrender being refused, attacked Athens, but was defeated and slain. Hyllus and his brothers invaded Peloponnesus, but after a year's stay were forced by a pestilence to quit, they withdrew to Thessaly, where Aegimius, the mythical ancestor of the Dorians, whom Heracles had assisted in war against the Lapidae, adopted Hyllus and made over to him a third part of his territory. After the death of Aegimius, his two sons and Dymas, voluntarily submitted to Hyllus, who thus became ruler of the Dorians, the three branches of that race being named after these three heroes.

Being desirous of reconquering his paternal inheritance, Hyllus consulted the Delphic oracle, which told him to wait for "the third fruit," and enter Peloponnesus by "a narrow passage by sea." Accordingly, after three years, Hyllus marched across the isthmus of Corinth to attack Atreus, the successor of Eurystheus, but was slain in single combat by Echemus, king of Tegea. This second attempt was followed by a third under his son Cleodaeus and a fourth under his grandson Aristomachus, both of which were unsuccessful. At last, Temenus and Aristodemus, the sons of Aristomachus, complained to the oracle that its instructions had proved fatal to those who had followed them, they received the answer that by the "third fruit" the "third generation" was meant, that the "narrow passage" was not the isthmus of Corinth, but the straits of Rhium. They accordingly built a fleet at Naupactus, but before they set sail, Aristodemus was struck by lightning and the fleet destroyed, because one of the Heracleidae had slain an Acarnanian soothsayer.

The oracle, being again consulted by Temenus, bade him offer an expiatory sacrifice and banish the murderer for ten years, look out for a man with three eyes to act as guide. On his way back to Naupactus, Temenus fell in with Oxylus, an Aetolian, who had lost one eye, riding on a horse and pressed him into his service. According to another account, a mule on which Oxylus rode had lost an eye; the Heracleidae repaired their ships, sailed from Naupactus to Antirrhium, thence to Rhium in Peloponnesus. A decisive battle was fought with Tisamenus, son of Orestes, the chief ruler in the peninsula, defeated and slain; the Heracleidae, who thus became masters of Peloponnesus, proceeded to distribute its territory among themselves by lot. Argos fell to Lacedaemon to Procles and Eurysthenes, the twin sons of Aristodemus; the fertile district of Elis had been reserved by agreement for Oxylus. The Heracleidae ruled in Lacedaemon until 221 BC, but disappeared much earlier in the other countries; this conquest of Peloponnesus by the Dorians called the "Return of the Heracleidae," is represented as the recovery by the descendants of Heracles of the rightful inheritance of their hero ancestor and his sons.

The Dorians followed the custom of other Greek tribes in claiming as ancestor for their ruling families one of the legendary heroes, but the traditions must not on that account be regarded as mythical. They represent a joint invasion of Peloponnesus by Aetolians and Dorians, the latter having been driven southward from their original northern home under pressure from the Thessalians, it is noticeable that there is their invasion in Homer or Hesiod. Herodotus speaks of poets who had celebrated their deeds, but these were limited to events succeeding the death of Heracles; the story was first amplified by the Greek tragedians, who drew their inspiration from local legends, which glorified the services rendered by Athens to the rulers of Peloponnesus. After Heracles was poisoned by Deianira, Heracles charged Hyllus to marry Iole. Hyllus and Iole had a son Cleodaeus, three daughters, Evaechme and Hyllis. Bibliotheca ii. 8 Diodorus Siculus iv. 57, 58 Pausanias i. 32, 41, ii. 13, 18, iii. I, iv. 3, v. 3 Euripides, Heraclidae Pindar, Pythia ix. 137 Herodotus ix. 27 Müller, Dorians, I. ch. 3 Thirlwall, History of Greece, ch. vii.

George Grote, History of Greece, pt. i. ch. xviii. Georg Busolt, Griechische Geschichte, i. ch. ii. sec. 7, where a list of authorities is given This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Heraclidae". Encyclopædia Britannica. 13. Cambridge University Press. Pp. 308–309

Compeed

Compeed is a brand of hydrocolloid gel plasters for treating blisters, cracked heels and cold sores. It has been developed in Denmark by Coloplast A/S; the brand was sold to Johnson & Johnson in May 2002 and HRA pharma acquired Compeed in 2017 from Johnson & Johnson but Compeed plasters are still manufactured by Coloplast. The product was designed for treating ostomy patients. 1981 - Development of the skin barrier for bandaging purposes based on hydrocolloid technology started at Coloplast.1986 - Compeed registered in the USA in the category of antiseptic cleaning tissues as a trademark under serial number 73589785.1988 - Compeed got FDA approval.2002 - "Compeed X-TREME Flex" plaster by Jan Marcussen included into MoMA design collection.2002 - The brand sold to Johnson & Johnson in May 20022004 - "Compeed X-TREME Flex" plaster wins Danish Design Award. Hydrocolloidal plaster contains croscarmellose sodium, tackifier resins. Top level of plaster is made of polyurethane film; when applied to the blister, it starts to absorb body liquids turning into a soft mass that cushions the blister.

It seals the blister forming so-called "second skin". The plaster doesn't heal the wound, it helps new skin to grow underneath the plaster. Cushioned zone protects the wound from rubbing; the plaster repels water, stops dirt and germs from entering the wound, thus preventing infection. At first the plaster absorbs all the moisture from the blister but over time it becomes more permeable so the wound dries out. Unlike ordinary dressings hydrocolloidal plaster stays on the wound for several days and it stays on in the shower. Corn removing plaster works in a similar way. Only that it absorbs the moisture resulting from salicylic acid acting on the corn. Compeed conducts. 2014 research showed that British women own 25 pairs of shoes but 5 of them are never used because they are too painful to wear.2012 research indicated that 58 percent of women take off their shoes during a night out because of the pain. It showed that the average heel worn by British women is 3.3 inches - highest heels across Europe.

Compeed endorsers include tennis players Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki as well as British actress Victoria Shalet

Sailor Moon (character)

Usagi Tsukino, better known as Sailor Moon, is a fictional superheroine, the main protagonist and title character of the Sailor Moon manga series written by Naoko Takeuchi. She is introduced in chapter #1, "Usagi – Sailor Moon", as a carefree schoolgirl who can transform into Sailor Moon, the de facto leader of the Sailor Soldiers. Believing herself to be an ordinary girl, she is revealed to be the reincarnated form of the Princess of the Moon Kingdom, she subsequently discovers her original name, Princess Serenity. In Sailor Moon, Usagi meets Luna, a magical talking black cat, searching for the Moon Princess. Luna reveals that Usagi is destined to save Earth from the forces of evil and gives her a brooch to transform into Sailor Moon, she asks Usagi to form the Sailor Soldiers, find their princess and protect the "Silver Crystal". As Usagi matures, she becomes a powerful warrior and protects her adopted home planet, from villains who wish to harm it. Usagi is depicted as carefree and cheerful, but with cry-baby tendencies that show themselves when things don't go her way.

As the protagonist, Usagi appears in every episode, television special, original video animation of the anime adaptations, Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal. She cameos in the sister series Codename: Sailor V, she has appeared in special events. Most Western audiences were introduced to Usagi appearing in the Sailor Moon anime, an adaptation of the manga series. Usagi's critical reception has been positive and she is recognized as one of the most important and popular female superheroes of all time. Usagi is first introduced as living the life of a normal teenage schoolgirl in 20th-century Tokyo. Although well-meaning, she is an underachieving, accident-prone crybaby. One day, Usagi encounters a mysterious cat, who reveals herself to be Luna, a mentor archetype who introduces Usagi to her new heroic role. Luna explains how to use it to transform into Sailor Moon. Usagi is a reluctant heroine at first, she grows more mature over time; as Sailor Moon, she sets out to fight the villains from her past life and to protect the Earth using the Silver Crystal.

This provides most of the conflict in the anime. Usagi lives in Azabu Jūban with Ikuko Tsukino; these names reflect those of Naoko Takeuchi's real-life family members. Out of all the Sailor Soldiers, only Usagi and Minako Aino live in a conventional nuclear family, Usagi is the only one known to have a sibling. Usagi has a boyfriend named Mamoru Chiba. Mamoru and Usagi's relationship is a significant part of Usagi's personal life, as well as the series as a whole. Mamoru and Usagi date for a long time in the series and the love they share helps her through many challenges. In the anime adaptation, Mamoru gives Usagi a heart-shaped promise ring just before he leaves for America; the ring represents a promise to Usagi that they will marry. Once she forms the Sailor Soldiers, Usagi learns that she comes from a race belonging to the Silver Millennium, that her mother sent her to Earth to be reincarnated. In the second series, Usagi learns that she will give birth to a daughter by her boyfriend and future husband.

She discovers that she will become a "Sovereign of the Earth", known as Neo-Queen Serenity, by the 30th century. Usagi loves sweet foods and they distract her. Cake is listed as a hobby of hers in the manga, her favorite subject is listed as home economics, she is said to dislike carrots, is poor with both English and mathematics. She is afraid of dentists and lightning, her greatest dream is to be a bride, she is a member of the Manga Drawing Club at school, though her skill level varies when shown in the anime. She stands 150 cm tall. In the manga and anime, Mamoru refers to her based on her distinctive hairstyle. At first, this is always accompanied with the suffix ‑atama, meaning "head", but this is dropped. Usagi hates the name at first. In the series Haruka and Seiya, other important figures in her life, adopt the name as well. Since there is no North American equivalent to odango, the original English adaptation always used the phrases "meatball head" or "moon face". In the Tokyopop Manga adaptation, Mamoru calls Usagi "buns", an approximation of odango and is short for "Bunny".

In the Viz Media English adaptation, she is referred to as "bun head". Usagi's character is inconsistent between versions the series. In the manga she starts out as a crybaby, but matures and learns to make decisions for herself; the series portrays Usagi as lazy rather than lacking intelligence, such as when she passes her high school exams without trouble when threatened with separation from her friends. The original anime portrays Usagi as more childlike, she bickers with her daughter Chibiusa, but can show just as much caring as her manga counterpart. She does evolve during the course of the series, but other than the last few episodes of each story arc, she lacks the maturity she has in the

Gilbert and Sullivan for All

Gilbert and Sullivan for All was a touring concert and opera company, formed in 1963 by D'Oyly Carte Opera Company performers Thomas Round and Donald Adams and former director Norman Meadmore, which performed the works of Gilbert and Sullivan in concert, but sometimes giving full productions. They recorded most of the Savoy operas both on video and audio, they continued to tour into the 1980s reuniting for performances thereafter. Gilbert and Sullivan for All gave concert performances of highlights from the Savoy operas of Gilbert and Sullivan, sometimes full productions of the operas, throughout Britain and made several world tours to North America and the Far East. By 1963, Round had left the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, together with Adams and Meadmore, formed the group. Gilbert and Sullivan for All composed of five or six singers and a pianist, would perform on nights when D'Oyly Carte was playing The Gondoliers, since Adams was not engaged by D'Oyly Carte to play in that opera. In the early years, the pianist was the former D'Oyly Carte assistant musical director, William Cox-Ife.

In 1969 Adams left the D'Oyly Carte Company, he joined Gilbert and Sullivan for All full-time. The group's repertory included highlights from Cox and Box, Trial by Jury, H. M. S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, The Yeomen of the Guard, The Gondoliers. Round, sometimes Adams, acted as director for the company. Meadmore acted as producer. In 1972, the group recorded staged and costumed abridged productions of these nine operas, both on video and for audio recordings; the soprano roles were split between former D'Oyly Carte artists Valerie Masterson and Gillian Humphreys, all included Round and Adams. Introductions and linking narration were included and re-recorded by Round. Helen Landis played the contralto roles in seven of the videos. In the "Gilbert and Sullivan Discography, Marc Shepherd writes, "The productions, despite being abridged, are beautifully costumed and staged. Business and blocking are in the traditional manner, but do not slavishly reproduce D'Oyly Carte stagings....

These films provide rare glimpses of many former D'Oyly Carte stars." Peter Murray, another former assistant D'Oyly Carte musical director, who had become the group's regular touring pianist around 1970, conducted the orchestra, except for Cox and Box, which they performed with piano accompaniment. Other former members of D'Oyly Carte who appeared with Gilbert and Sullivan for All, include Gillian Knight, Ann Hood, John Cartier, Thomas Lawlor, Pauline Wales, Geoffrey Shovelton. During their Gilbert and Sullivan for All years and Adams appeared on tour as Arthur Sullivan and W. S. Gilbert in Tarantara! Tarantara!, Ian Taylor's musical about the Gilbert and Sullivan partnership. Gilbert and Sullivan for All remained active throughout the early 1980s, until Adams's growing career as an operatic singer and Round's increasing age forced it to close, they reunited for concert performances thereafter. Round, Thomas. A Wand'ring Minstrel, I. Lancaster, UK: Carnegie Publishing. Autobiography

Lars Vogt

Lars Vogt is a German concert pianist and conductor. Vogt studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, he rose to prominence after winning second prize at the 1990 Leeds International Piano Competition and has since gone on to give major concerto and recital performances. He founded the festival'Spannungen' in Heimbach in 1998. In May 2014 the Royal Northern Sinfonia announced the appointment of Vogt as its next music director, effective September 2015. Vogt served as music director designate for the 2014-2015 season, in his first formal orchestral post. Vogt has recorded commercially for such labels as EMI. In 2004 Vogt was awarded the Echo Klassik, he won the "Großer Kulturpreis der rheinischen Sparkassen" in 2006. Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2 Mozart: Piano Recital Mozart: Piano Trio / Berg: Sonate / Schönberg: Chambersymphony Dvorak: Sonatine / Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio Russian Cello Sonatas with Truls Mørk French Violin Sonatas, with Sarah Chang Grieg/Schumann: Piano Concertos Schubert: Piano Sonata No 21 D960 / 3 Klavierstuecke D946 Schumann: Fantasie in C major / Liszt: Sonata in B minor Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, with Konrad Beikircher Official Lars Vogt website Askonas Holt agency page on Lars Vogt

Imagination (Tamia song)

"Imagination" is a song by Canadian recording artist Tamia, released on her self-titled debut album. It was written and produced by Jermaine Dupri and protégé Manuel Seal and features additional vocals by the former. "Imagination" is a mid-tempo R&B song that contains a sample from The Jackson 5's 1969 song "I Want You Back", written and produced by Motown's The Corporation team consisting of Berry Gordy, Alphonzo Mizell, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards. The song was released as Tamia's solo debut single and first single from Tamia, following her appearances on mentor Quincy Jones's singles "You Put a Move on My Heart" and "Slow Jams" and "Missing You", a song she recorded with Brandy, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan for the soundtrack of the 1996 motion picture Set It Off, was nominated for a Grammy Award. While not as commercially successful as the latter, it reached the top forty in New Zealand and on the US Billboard Hot 100. "Imagination" was among the last songs. Commenting on its recording process, she elaborated: "When you work with Jermaine, you party on Friday and Sunday.

You have like six hours left and you have to go in the studio and work." The song was accompanied by a video directed by Paul Hunter and was inspired by Jean Cocteau's film Beauty and the Beast and Nine Inch Nails. Credits adapted from the liner notes of Tamia. Co-production, backing vocals – Manuel Seal Lead vocals, backing vocals – Tamia Washington Mixing – Phil Tan Production, rap – Jermaine Dupri Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics