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Iolaus

For the butterfly genus, see Iolaus. In Greek mythology, Iolaus was son of Iphicles and Automedusa, he was famed for being Heracles' nephew and for helping with some of his Labors, for being one of the Argonauts. Through his daughter Leipephilene, he was considered to have fathered the mythic and historic line of the kings of Corinth, ending with Telestes. A genus of Lycaenid butterfly has been named after him. An exoplanet around star HAT-P-42 is named after him; as a son of Iphicles, Iolaus was a nephew of Heracles. He acted as Heracles' charioteer and companion, he was sometimes regarded as Heracles' lover, the shrine to him in Thebes was a place where male couples worshiped and made vows. The Theban gymnasium was named after him, the Iolaia or Iolaea, an athletic festival consisting of gymnastic and equestrian events, was held yearly in Thebes in his honor; the victors at the Iolaea were crowned with garlands of myrtle. Iolaus provided essential help to Heracles in his battle against his second labor.

Seeing that Heracles was being overwhelmed by the multi-headed monster, who grew two heads in place of each one cut off, Iolaus helped by cauterizing each neck as Heracles beheaded it. Heracles gave his wife, age thirty three, to Iolaus only sixteen years old – ostensibly because the sight of her reminded him of his murder of their three children, they had Leipephilene. He was one of the Heraclidae. Upon Heracles' death, Iolaus lit the funeral pyre. However, according to some mythographers, this was Philoctetes instead. In Sophocles' Philoctetes, Philoctetes was given Herakles' bow and arrow as reward for lighting the funeral pyre. In other versions, it is Poeas. According to Diodorus Siculus, Iolaus was sent by Heracles to Sardinia, together with nine of the sons that he had with the fifty daughters of Thespius, to colonize the island, giving rise to the Iolei people. Iolaus and the Thespians were buried in Sardinia. Aristotle said that Sardinia had practiced the rite of incubation, the liberation ritual of the people who were affected by nightmares and obsessions.

These rituals included that the persons suffering from nightmares should sleep next to the tombs of heroes. Simplicius of Cilicia adds, in the eight books of the Commentaries Aristotle, that "the places where they were deposited and preserved corpses of the nine heroes that Heracles got from the Thespians and who came to Sardinia with the colony of Iolaus, became the famous oracles."Solinus says: "The Iolians, so named by him, added a temple to his tomb, because he had freed Sardinia from many ills". Iolaus, played by Michael Hurst, is a semi-regular character in the 1990s USA/New Zealand television series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, makes sporadic appearances in the spinoff Xena: Warrior Princess. Hylas Norax Sardus Media related to Iolaus at Wikimedia Commons

Rodney Coe

Rodney Coe is an American football defensive tackle, a free agent. He played college football at the University of Akron. After being recruited by Iowa, Coe decided to attend Iowa Western Community College to improve his grades and further his football career as a running back. After two years, Coe committed to Iowa State. On March 24, 2014, Coe was dismissed from the Iowa State team by head coach Paul Rhoads for a violation of team rules. Coe chose to end his college career for the Akron Zips football team. Coe signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent on May 6, 2016, he was released by the Cowboys during final roster cuts on September 3. On September 14, 2016, Coe was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' practice squad, he was released on November 18, but was re-signed to the practice squad on November 29. He was released on December 27. On December 29, 2016, Coe was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad. On January 19, 2017, Coe signed a reserve/future contract with the Seattle Seahawks.

On May 9, 2017, he was released by the Seahawks. He was re-signed on July 30, 2017, he was waived on September 2, 2017. He was re-signed to the Seahawks practice squad on October 25, 2017, he was promoted to the active roster on November 28, 2017. He was waived on December 12, 2017. On December 13, 2017, Coe was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions. Iowa State Cyclones bio Akron Zips bio Tampa Bay Buccaneers bio

British Railways Mark 1

British Railways Mark 1 is the family designation for the first standardised designs of railway carriages built by British Railways from 1951 until 1974, now used only for charter services on the main lines or on preserved railways. Following nationalisation in 1948, BR had continued to build carriages to the designs of the "Big Four" companies, the Mark 1 was intended to be the standard carriage design for use across all lines, incorporating the best features of each of the former companies' designs, it was designed to be much stronger than previous designs, to provide better protection for passengers in the event of a collision or derailment. The Mark 1 coaches were built in two distinct tranches: the early vehicles and the'Commonwealth' stock from 1961 onwards; the design was used for hauled passenger stock, multiple unit carriages and non-passenger carrying stock. For passenger stock, construction continued from 1951 to 1963, while multiple units and non-passenger carrying stock continued to be built until 1974.

Developed by Derby Carriage & Wagon Works, they were built at Derby, Eastleigh, Swindon and York works. These were constructed in two lengths. Most had underframes 63 ft with bogies at 46 ft 6 in centres. A smaller number had underframes 56 ft with bogies at 40 ft centres; the shorter vehicles were intended for use where the track curvature was too tight to accommodate the longer vehicles, due to excessive overhang. These lengths allowed for compartments or seating bays 6 ft 3 in wide, plus space for toilets and entrance vestibules; this provided reasonable space. Care was taken to ensure that passengers could enjoy an unobstructed view out of the train from all seats. Seats were aligned to windows and on the long-distance design of Mark 1, the windows had a low sill, just 25 inches above the floor. An unusual feature of the design was the bodyside tumblehome curvature, of 28 ft radius and just noticeable; the opening portion of the windows were provided with sliding ventilators, with an external aerofoil for draught-free ventilation, the correct opening position being marked by a pair of arrows.

Doors were provided with frameless droplights manufactured by Beclawat. The original vehicles had timber veneer interior finishes, on the main line vehicles small plastic labels were fixed to the panels, giving the type of wood and its country of origin e.g. "Crown Elm Great Britain". In 1955, an order was placed for 14 vehicles, with manufacturers being invited to incorporate innovative features. Following evaluation, with the increasing influence of the British Transport Design Panel, Mark 1 vehicles built from the 1950s onwards were to modified designs. Laminates were used instead of timber panelling, in the last of the Mark 1 hauled vehicles, fluorescent lighting was fitted instead of tungsten bulbs. An important variant on the Mark 1 design were the 44 Pullman vehicles built by Metro-Cammell in 1960. A further change introduced in the late 1950s was the use of aluminium window frames instead of direct glazing into the steel panelling; the underframes consisted of a heavy assembly of steel sections, with angle used to form bracing trusses.

These were placed close to the centre line of the vehicle rather than beneath the solebars, as was characteristic of previous vehicles. The original bogies were a double bolster type, which like the carriages mounted upon them, were designated "BR Mark 1"; these proved unsatisfactory and a new cast-steel design was introduced from 1958. This was heavy; the final batches of locomotive hauled Mark 1s, many Mark 1 EMU vehicles, were built with the Swindon-designed B4 bogie. On, many BR1 bogied vehicles were retrofitted with the B4 bogie, a comfortable ride could be relied on, as was evident in the EMU vehicles. An important factor was the compressive coupling, which provided excellent inter-vehicular damping through the gangway end-plates, which became polished, indicating that they were performing this task. A device known as a tell-tale connects the emergency cord or chain to the train line to facilitate an emergency stop. In 1957 a dozen carriages were built: four by Doncaster Works and two each by four outside contractors, in an attempt to improve on the existing design.

While the passenger comfort level may have improved, the passenger capacity fell, resulting in a lower passenger per ton-of-train figure and disdain from BR'