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Ismene is the name of the daughter and half-sister of Oedipus and granddaughter of Jocasta, sister of Antigone and Polynices. She appears in several plays of Sophocles: at the end of Oedipus Rex, in Oedipus at Colonus and in Antigone, she appears at the end of Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes. Ismene is not named, but is seen at the end of Oedipus Rex as her father/brother laments the "shame" and "sorrow" he is leaving her and her sister to. Oedipus begs Creon to watch over them, but in his grief reaches to take them with him as he is led away. Creon prevents him from bringing his daughters out of the city with him. Ismene appears in Oedipus at Colonus to tell her father of the situation in Thebes and the rivalry of his sons, she explains that Eteocles has driven him out of the city. As a result of this, Polynices gathered his own army to either take back the city "or to die there with honor." According to the Oracle of Delphi, the location where Oedipus is buried will determine the result of the war between the brothers.

Ismene tells her father that Creon plans to have him buried on the border of Thebes so that they will have the desirable outcome. Hearing this, Oedipus refuses to leave Colonus; the chorus tell him that because he has walked on the sacred ground of the Eumenides, he has to "perform rites of purification." Due to his blindness and age, Oedipus is unable to fulfill this task and asks one of his daughters to instead. Ismene exits to do so. In the play, in an attempt to force Oedipus to return to Thebes, Creon tells him that he has seized Ismene and takes Antigone away as well; however and the Athenians overpower them and exit to free the girls. Ismene appears again at the end of the play with her sister as they mourn the death of their father and lament that they cannot join him. Theseus tells them that Oedipus has been buried but the location is secret and he has forbidden that they be told of it. Antigone resolves to return to Thebes, Ismene goes with her. In the opening scene of the play when Antigone tells Ismene of her plans to bury their brother Polynices, asks her to join her.

While Ismene laments the fate of Polynices' corpse, she refuses to defy the laws of the city. She advises her sister to be secretive if she is determined to take this course of action, says she will do the same. Antigone, tells her not to keep silent but to tell everyone in the city. Ismene makes her opinion of her foolishness clear. Once Antigone is caught, in spite of her betrothal to his son Haemon, Creon decrees that she is to be buried alive. Ismene declares that she has aided Antigone and wants to share her fate, though she did not participate in the crime. Antigone refuses telling her to live. Antigone expresses that while Ismene's "choice seemed right to some--others agreed with," but Ismene tells her that the both of them were "equally wrong." Aeschylus' play, Seven Against Thebes, depicts the demise of Eteocles and Polynices. At the end of the play the Chorus narrates Ismene and Antigone entering to sing a funeral dirge together for both of their brothers. While Antigone exits with the First Semichorus, escorting the body of Polynices and the Second Semichorus exit with the body of Eteocles.

The 7th-century BC poet Mimnermus accounts that Ismene was murdered by one of the Seven. In this account and her lover Theoclymenus met outside of the city during the siege. Tydeus had been told their whereabouts by Athena, apprehended Ismene while Theoclymenus escaped. While she begged for sympathy, Tydeus killed her; this is mentioned in no other extant Classical writing, but the scene is represented on a 6th-century Corinthian black-figure amphora now housed in the Louvre. Antigone Alone is a one-woman play by actor and writer Michael McEvoy, based on the fifth century BC tragedy Antigone by Sophocles, it premiered on 14th May 2018 at the Brighton Festival

World Airways Flight 30

World Airways Flight 30 was a McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30CF airliner which suffered a fatal accident upon landing at Boston Logan International Airport in Boston after departing Newark International Airport in Newark, New Jersey on January 23, 1982. Two of the passengers were never found, are presumed to have drowned. World Airways Flight 30 was a scheduled flight from Oakland to Boston via Newark; the first leg of the flight was uneventful. Flight 30 departed Newark under the command of Captain Peter Langley, First Officer Donald Hertzfeld, Flight Engineer William Rodger; the DC-10 touched down 2,800 feet beyond the displaced threshold. Under normal circumstances, such an incident would have been of minor importance and the plane would have had sufficient space to come to a full stop on the 10,000 feet long runway. However, the runway was covered in ice, the braking action was poor to nil; when it became apparent that the aircraft was not going to be able to stop on the runway, since there was insufficient space remaining on the runway to take off again, the pilots steered the plane off the runway in order to avoid hitting approach lights beyond the runway.

The plane skidded across a field and a taxiway before coming to rest in the 30 °F waters of Boston Harbor. The part of the DC-10 that housed the aircraft cockpit and forward galley separated from the main body of the aircraft, submerging the first row of passenger seats; the three pilots, two flight attendant, three passengers ended up in the water. 2 passengers are presumed dead. The other 210 passengers and crew, among them documentarian and television show host Justine Shapiro, survived. Aviation safety List of accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft Accident description at the Aviation Safety Network Accident details at

Thomas W. Palmer

Thomas Witherell Palmer was a U. S. Senator from the state of Michigan, he is considered to be one of the most significant figures in the history of Michigan. Palmer was born in Detroit, where his mother was the daughter of the third Michigan Territorial Judge James Witherell, while his father was a New England merchant who had settled in the city following the War of 1812. Palmer attended the public schools, Thompson’s Academy in Palmer, studied one year at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, he traveled to Spain and South America and entered the real estate business in Detroit in 1853 and engaged in lumbering and agricultural pursuits with his future father-in-law, Charles Merrill, beginning in 1855. He served on the first board of directors and as the first president for the Michigan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, he served on the Board of Estimates of Detroit in 1873 and was a member of the Michigan State Senate 1879–1880. He was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1883 to March 4, 1889.

He was not a candidate for reelection. He was chairman of the Committee on Fisheries in the Forty-ninth Congress, the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry in the Fiftieth Congress. While in the Senate, he became known as an advocate for the women's suffrage movement, immigration restrictions, homesteader rights, he is credited with coining a phrase adopted by latter-day reformers, Equal rights for all, special privileges to none. On February 6, 1885, he delivered a noted speech arguing in favor of an amendment to the U. S. Constitution granting women's suffrage. Palmer was appointed United States Minister to Spain on March 12, 1889 by U. S. President Benjamin Harrison and served from June 17, 1889 to April 19, 1890, he was president of the National Commission of the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago 1890–1893. He retired to his Wayne County farm near Detroit. Palmer and his wife, Lizzie Pitts Merrill Palmer, became known for their generous gifts to the city of Detroit. Among his activities, Palmer was one of the major benefactors of the Michigan Soldiers and Sailors Monument erected at Campus Martius.

In honor of his mother, he built the Mary W. Palmer Memorial Church, he was one of the founders and the first president of the Detroit Museum of Art, to which he contributed $16,000 and its current building stands on the site of Palmer's former home. Lizzie Palmer in 1901 commissioned the Merrill Fountain in Campus Martius, dedicated in honor of her father. New York architects Carrere and Hastings are responsible for the design; the fountain was moved to Palmer Park in 1926. She bequeathed $3 million to found the Merrill-Palmer Institute in 1916, a national center for child and family development and is now affiliated with Wayne State University and located in the former house of Charles Lang Freer. In 1897, Palmer donated 140 acres of land along Woodward Avenue to the city for use as a public park; this land formed the basis of Palmer Park. Palmer had inherited the land from his grandfather Michigan Territorial Judge James Witherell. In 1885, the Palmers had had the prominent architecture firm of Mason & Rice design a rustic log cabin-style summer house on the land, which still remains in the park, although it is closed to visitors.

Palmer was a member of the Freemasons. He is interred in Elmwood Cemetery. Dictionary of American Biography Burton, M. Agnes. "Thomas W. Palmer." Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society Collections 39: 208-17 Burton, Clarence. "Thomas W. Palmer," The City of Detroit, Michigan: 1701-1922, v. VI. Detroit: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1922. Ziewacz, Lawrence E. "The Eighty-First Ballot: The Senatorial Struggle of 1883." Michigan History 56: 216-32 Works by or about Thomas W. Palmer at Internet Archive' Text of Palmer's Women's Suffrage speech Detroit Free Press article about Palmer's cabinUnited States Congress. "Thomas W. Palmer". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress


The Schrammsteine are a long, strung-out jagged group of rocks in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains located east of Bad Schandau in Saxon Switzerland in East Germany. To the north they are bordered by the Kirnitzsch valley, to the south by the Elbe valley and to the east by the Affensteine rocks; the high point of the chain lies at over 400 m above sea level. The viewing point on the Schrammsteine lies at a height of 417.2 m above HN. To the west the frontmost Torstein forms the start of the chain of rocks in the southwest; the rocks run up to the Schrammstein viewing point, gashed by three, vertical rock openings, the Schrammtoren. This is the end of the Vordere Schrammsteine, it is followed by the Hinterer Schrammsteine. The solitary Falkenstein with a height of 381.2 m above NHN and the Hoher Torstein at 425 m above NHN are the most important peaks in the Schrammsteine. The other summits of the rock group are exclusively found on the terrace-like massif of the Schrammstein ridge; the Schrammsteine are a much frequented tourist destination.

The complex rock massif has much to offer both hikers and climbers with its multitude of trails of various levels of difficulty and its climbing rocks. The climbing trail known as the Rotkehlchenstiege begins at the northern end of the Falkoniergrund near Schmilka and runs up the Schrammstein Ridgeway, it climbs a height of 150 metres over 286 steps. It has several vertical rock faces. More photographs The Rotkehlchenstiege Rotkehlchenstiege

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company owns and operates the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the largest exhibition venue in the Middle East. It is part of an international venue development and business management company overseeing the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, ExCeL London, the Al Ain Convention Centre, Capital Gate, Capital Centre, it can be referred to as ADNEC Group. ADNEC was established in August 2005 under a decree issued by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi. ADNEC's initial task was to develop a venue that would replace the old Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Center and attract more meetings, incentives and events into the emirate. Four international exhibition organizing companies, namely, IIR Middle East, Reed Exhibitions, CMP Information, dmg world media, have signed up for long-term agreements for shows at ADNEC's Exhibition Centre. ADNEC's venue portfolio includes the following: Located in the UAE's capital city, the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre was inaugurated in February 2007 by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi.

The venue has a diverse yearly calendar of over 100 events, such as the International Defense Exhibition & Conference and the World Future Energy Summit, the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, Cityscape Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition. In October 2009, the 7,920 m2 multi-purpose Hall 12 was fitted with a retractable tiered seating system, which when activated can seat 6,000 spectators and transforms the area into the UAE's largest indoor auditorium. 73,000 m2 of live event space More than 100 events are staged every year 1.8 million annual visitors Visitor numbers increase by 20 per cent per year 12 interconnected Halls totaling 55,000 m2 of exhibition space A 18,000 m2 Visitor Concourse A 3,000 m2 Atrium 10 furnished Capital Suites which can each accommodate meetings of up to 30 people Parking capacity for up to 6,000 vehicles, including 30 on-site digital VMS screens In May 2008, ADNEC invested AED 960 million to acquire ExCeL London, the UK capital's largest exhibition centre, as part of its international expansion strategy.

Situated at London's Royal Docks, the venue's event halls provide 65,000 m2 of total hall space and 45 meeting rooms that can fit 50 to 200 delegates. It is part of a 100-acre campus; the centre's event area will be extended by 50 per cent and include a 5,000-seat, purpose-built convention center, ICC London ExCeL, by spring of 2010. Since 2000, ExCeL London has hosted more than 2,000 events and received over 5 million visitors from over 200 countries. Enabling works to double the capacity of the existing venue to 12,000 m2 are ongoing and construction will commence in late 2009 or early 2010, it is part of the Al Ain Convention Centre district, which covers an area of 275,000 m2, is estimated to cost AED 3.5 billion. The project will feature three main public parks, a cultural centre, a four star hotel and conference centre, with a retail link to the existing venue. Work is underway to link the overall development to the Al Ain road grid, via a boulevard. Capital Centre is a mixed-use business and residential micro-city being masterplanned by ADNEC and constructed around the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

Upon its completion, Capital Centre will comprise twenty-three towers, including six branded hotels, four commercial buildings, eight residential and serviced apartment complexes, 5 mixed-use developments. In October 2009, the 408-room Aloft Abu Dhabi opened, connected to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and part of the Capital Centre development, it is the first Aloft in Europe and the Middle East. Aloft is operated by Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. A total of 560 solar panels, covering a total area of 2,300 m2, have been installed on the roof of ADNEC Car Park A, to provide 90 per cent of the hot water at Aloft Abu Dhabi; these panels heat water for the hotel's 408 bedrooms, 2 production kitchens, food & beverage outlets, hotel offices and the swimming pool saving an estimated 870 mega watt hours of electricity every year by making use of the infra-red component of sun light to generate energy. Aloft is the first hotel in Abu Dhabi to make use of such solar energy panels. Capital Gate, part of the Capital Centre complex, is a 160-metre, 35-storey tower that's built next to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre which incorporates a slanting-core concept to feature an 18-degree westward lean.

It includes 20,000 m2 of office house Abu Dhabi's first Hyatt hotel. The tower is linked directly to the exhibition venue as well as a 2.4 km Marina Zone under development. In November 2009, the tower reached its final height of 160 metres. Capital Gate is the house of Abu Dhabi's second Hyatt hotel – Hyatt at Capital Centre, a presidential style luxury five-star hotel, which has 189 rooms. In June 2010, the Guinness World Records certified Capital Gate as the “World’s furthest leaning man-made tower.” The new record shows. Investigation and evaluation, made by a Guinness appointed awards committee, started in January 2010, when the exterior of the 160-metre, 35 storey tower was completed; the Capital Gate project was able to achieve its record inclination thro


Başbaşı is a settlement in the municipality of Nakhchivan in Nakhchivan City, Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Azerbaijan. It is located 12 km in the south-west on the bank of the Araz River; the station in the railway line of the Baku-Nakhchivan. It was founded during the construction of the railway line of the Ulukhanlu - Julfa, it has not permanent population. The salt which have got out from the salt mine of Nakhchivan, were brought to the station of Bashbashi via cable. At present, the station is used as a meeting point of the trains. There is a terminal; the settlement covers an area of 3.2 hectares. The name of the settlement made out from the components of baş and başı; the altitude in the bank of the Araz River opens from there toward to the city of Nakhchivan. The highest place of the hill is called Baş among the local population; the settlement has been called Başbaşı due its location here