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Iaso

Iaso or Ieso was the Greek goddess of recuperation from illness. The daughter of Asclepius, she had five sisters: Aceso, Aglæa/Ægle, Hygieia and Meditrina. All six were associated with some aspect of healing. For more information on the genealogy of Iaso, see Panacea. Pausanias wrote this of Amphiaraus in Oropos, Attica, in the 2nd century A. D.: The altar shows parts. One part is to Heracles and Apollo Healer, another is given up to heroes and to wives of heroes, the third is to Hestia and Hermes and Amphiaraus and the children of Amphilochus, but Alcmaeon, because of his treatment of Eriphyle, is honored neither in the temple of Amphiaraus nor yet with Amphilochus. The fourth portion of the altar is to Aphrodite and Panacea, further to Iaso and Athena Healer; the fifth is dedicated to the nymphs and to Pan, to the rivers Achelous and Cephisus. Aristophanes mentions Iaso humorously in Ploutos, when one of the characters, reports that Iaso blushed upon his passing gas. In the temple of Amphiaraus at Oropus a part of the altar was dedicated to her, in common with Aphrodite, Panaceia and Athena Paeonia.

Iaso had lots of children. Schmitz, Leonhard. "Iaso". In William Smith. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 2. Boston: Little and Company. P. 552

Nancy Pettit

Nancy Bikoff Pettit is an American diplomat and served as Ambassador of the United States of America to Latvia from 2015 until July 14, 2019. Pettit was born Nancy Lois Bikoff to David M. Bikoff, her father was a physician and clinical assistant professor of family practice at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, L. I, she grew up in Patchogue, New York and graduated from Patchogue-Medford High School in 1971. In 2016 her hometown honored her with induction to the Patchogue-Medford Hall of Fame. Pettit earned her A. B. degree at Vassar in 1975, attended the University of Michigan, alma mater of her mother and father where she earned an M. A. in 1977. Following her graduate studies, Pettit worked for as a research assistant at the Library of Congress and at the U. S. Board for International Broadcasting, she embarked on a career in the Foreign Service. Her first post was as an assistant in the Office of Cultural Affairs at the U. S. Embassy in Moscow in 1983. In 1986, she was posted to the American Institute in Taiwan as a consular officer.

In 1988 Pettit returned to Washington to work on the Soviet desk in the European Bureau of the State Department. After two years she became an analyst in the Office of Soviet Union Affairs in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. In 1992, Pettit was named a political officer in Moscow embassy, she returned to Washington in 1994 as a desk officer in the Office of Regional Affairs’ Near East Bureau. After two years there, Pettit joined the department’s Board of Examiners. In 1998 she became an international relations officer in the Office of Newly Independent States. In 1999, she was assigned as a political officer in the U. S. Embassy in Vienna, Austria, she returned to Moscow from 2003 to 2007. In 2008, Pettit was made information officer in the Embassy in Ukraine, she returned to Washington in 2010 as director of the Office of Policy Planning and Coordination in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement. Following her nomination by President Barack Obama, Pettit was confirmed by the Senate on June 24, 2015 as the Ambassador to the Republic of Latvia.

She presented her credentials to the president of Latvia on September 8, 2015. In her role as ambassador she has voiced assurances that the United States will stand by its NATO commitments, welcomed U. S. General Philip Breedlove as he completed a tour through the Baltics and Poland, joined her in thanking U. S. and Latvian troops for their service. Pettit completed her service as U. S. Ambassador to Latvia on July 14, 2019. In addition to English, Pettit speaks Russian, Ukrainian and Spanish. In 1981 she married to James D. Pettit U. S. Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova; the couple have two grown children

St Gregory's Catholic School

St Gregory's Catholic School is an 11–18 mixed, Roman Catholic, secondary school and sixth form with academy status in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England. It is part of the Kent Catholic Schools' Partnership, it is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark. The school is arranged into five Areas of Learning. Students are assigned to an Area; this allows them to develop a supportive relationship with their teachers in their Area. Students can move to another Area with good reason and family members may be put into the same Area; the Areas of Learning are led by an Assistant Headteacher, supported by a Pastoral Leader/Manager. The five Areas are: Communication & Culture — English, MFL, Film Studies, Media Studies, Drama Creative & Physical Design — Art, Music, PE, Technology Ethos & Personal Development — RE, Citizenship, PHSE, History Environmental & Scientific Understanding — Science, Geography Numeracy & Enterprise — Maths, ICT, Statistics The sixth form at St Gregory's is regarded as being the most influential and responsible part of the school.

All of the Year 12 students are deemed to be "Prefects", with some of them, through application and interview procedures made "Senior Prefects". In Year 12, students can take a mixture of AS and AVCEs and some may choose to follow an intermediate VCE with a view to taking up advanced courses later. A range of options are available in the sixth form, including GCE A Level, Applied A levels and BTEC qualifications. Alumni of St Gregory's Catholic School are known as Old Gregorians. Chris White, politician Official website

Alexander Veselovsky

Alexander Nikolayevich Veselovsky was a leading Russian literary theorist who laid the groundwork for comparative literary studies. A general's son, Veselovsky studied with Fyodor Buslaev and attended the Moscow University from 1854 to 1858. After a brief stint in Spain as a tutor to the Russian ambassador's son, Veselovsky continued his education with Heymann Steinthal in Berlin and Prague and spent three years working in the libraries of Italy. Upon his return to Russia, he delivered lectures in Moscow and St. Petersburg and was elected a Member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences in 1876. Veselovsky's early studies of medieval Italian literature led him to believe that many plots and literary devices were imported to Europe from the Orient through Byzantium. Looking at literature from a genetic point of view, Alexander Veselovsky and his brother Aleksey attempted to construct a comprehensive theory of the origin and development of poetry. In 1899, Veselovsky famously argued that "the font and syncretic root of poetic genres" may be traced to ritualized popular games and folk incantations.

In the Soviet Union and his followers were criticized for their "ethnographism", which allowed "source study to grow to a hypertrophied degree, thus dissolving the specific character of the literary work into a collection of influences". On 14 August 1946 the Central Committee of the Communist Party adopted a resolution condemning "kowtowing" to the bourgeois West by the so-called Veselovskyists; the Russian Formalists shared a critical view of Veselovsky's theory, although it has been suggested that Veselovsky's doctrine was a point from which they evolved "in a linear, if polemical, way". Although his work has been forgotten by Western scholarship, Veselovsky has been called "one of the most erudite and original scholars Russia has produced" and "the most remarkable representative of comparative literary study in Russian and European scholarship of the nineteenth century". Imperial Moscow University: 1755-1917: encyclopedic dictionary. Moscow: Russian political encyclopedia. A. Andreev, D. Tsygankov.

2010. Pp. 124–125. ISBN 978-5-8243-1429-8

Olga Kefalogianni

Olga Kefalogianni is a Greek politician who served as Minister of Tourism of the Greek Government from 2012 to 2015. She was appointed in this position by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in June 2012, she is a Member of Parliament. She has been elected two times in the Cretan prefecture of Rethymno in the 2007 and 2009 general elections. In the 6 May 2012 elections, she was voted in the first position as Member of Parliament for the important District A of Athens constituency, she was re-elected in the same position in the 17 June 2012 elections, again in January 2015. She is the daughter of former member of parliament, the late Ioannis Kefalogiannis, she is married to Greek businessman Manos Pentheroudakis. She obtained a Bachelor's degree in Law from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 1997, she holds a Master of Laws degree in Business Law from King's College London. In 2006 she earned a second Master's degree in International Affairs from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

She has written a book titled "The role of the European Union on the Cyprus issue". CV and office terms of Olga Kefalogianni at the Hellenic Parliament

Amos Dolbear

Amos Emerson Dolbear was an American physicist and inventor. Dolbear researched electrical spark conversion into electrical impulses, he was a professor at University of Kentucky in Lexington from 1868 until 1874. In 1874 he became the chair of the physics department at Tufts University in Massachusetts, he is known for his 1882 invention of a system for transmitting telegraph signals without wires. In 1899 his patent for it was purchased in an unsuccessful attempt to interfere with Guglielmo Marconi's wireless telegraphy patents in the United States. Dolbear was a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, in Ohio. While a student at Ohio Wesleyan, he had made a "talking telegraph" and invented a receiver containing two features of the modern telephone: a permanent magnet and a metallic diaphragm that he made from a tintype, he invented the first telephone receiver with a permanent magnet in 1865, 11 years before Alexander Graham Bell patented his model. Dolbear couldn't prove his claim, so Bell kept the patent.

Dolbear lost his case before the U. S. Supreme Court; the June 18, 1881 edition of Scientific American reported: "had been observant of patent office formalities, it is possible that the speaking telephone, now so credited to Mr. Bell would be garnered among his own laurels."In 1876, Dolbear patented a magneto electric telephone. He patented a static telephone in 1879. In 1882, Dolbear was able to communicate over a distance of a quarter of a mile without wires in the Earth, his device relied on conduction in the ground, different from radio transmissions that used electromagnetic radiation. He received a U. S. patent for a wireless telegraph in March of that year. His set-up used, his transmission range was at least as much as a half a mile and he received a patent for this device, U. S. Patent 350,299, in 1886. In 1899, The New England Wireless Telegraph and Telephone Company, a subsidiary of the American Wireless Telephone and Telegraph Company, purchased Dolbear's 1886 patent, filed a suit against Marconi for infringement.

However, in March, 1901 a United States Circuit Court dismissed the suit. In April, 1902, American Wireless petitioned Congress to extend the 1886 patent by ten years, but was unsuccessful, so it duly expired on October 4, 1903. In 1905, the New York Circuit Court further noted that the Dolbear patent was "inoperative, that if operative, it operates by virtue of radically different electrical laws and phenomena" than the radio signaling used by Marconi. In 1868 Dolbear invented the electrostatic telephone, he invented the opeidoscope and a system of incandescent lighting. He authored several books and pamphlets, was recognized for his contributions to science at both the Paris Exposition in 1881 and the Crystal Palace Exposition in 1882. In 1897, Dolbear published an article "The Cricket as a Thermometer" that noted the correlation between the ambient temperature and the rate at which crickets chirp; the formula expressed in that article became known as Dolbear's Law. BooksThe Art of Projecting, Boston, 1876 The Speaking Telephone, 1877 Sound and its Phenomena, 1885.

First Principles of Natural Philosophy, Boston, 1897. Modes of Motion, Boston, 1897. Matter and MotionJournal articles"The Cricket as a Thermometer"; the American Naturalist, Vol. 31, No. 371, pp. 970–971. Published by The University of Chicago Press for The American Society of NaturalistsPatents"Apparatus for transmitting sound by electricity" U. S. Patent 239,742 April 5, 1881. Works by Amos Dolbear at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Amos Dolbear at Internet Archive Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History - Dolbear, Amos Emerson, 1837–1910 Just Who Did Invent Radio? Roxbury's Professor Dolbear A portrait of Prof. Dolbear