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Jeffty Is Five

"Jeffty Is Five" is a fantasy short story by American author Harlan Ellison. It was first published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction in 1977 was included in DAW's The 1978 Annual World's Best SF in 1978 and Ellison's short story collection Shatterday two years later. According to Ellison, it was inspired by a fragment of conversation that he misheard at a party at the home of actor Walter Koenig: "How is Jeff?" "Jeff is fine. He's always fine," which he perceived as "Jeff is five, he's always five." Additionally, Ellison based the character of Jeffty on Walter's son. He declared:... I had been awed and delighted by Josh Koenig, I thought of just such a child, arrested in time at the age of five. Jeffty, in no small measure, is Josh: the sweetness of Josh, the intelligence of Josh, the questioning nature of Josh. Jeffty is a boy -- physically, mentally, or chronologically; the narrator, Jeffty's friend from the age of five well into adulthood, discovers that Jeffty's radio plays all-new episodes of long-canceled serial programs, broadcast on radio stations that no longer exist.

He can buy all-new issues of long-discontinued comic books such as The Shadow and Doc Savage, of long-discontinued pulp magazines with all-new stories by long-dead authors like Stanley G. Weinbaum, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert E. Howard. Jeffty can watch films that are adaptations of old pulp fiction novels like Alfred Bester's The Demolished Man; the narrator is privy to this world because of Jeffty's trust. When Jeffty's world and the "real" world intersect, Jeffty loses his grip on his own world meeting a tragic end. "Jeffty Is Five" won the 1977 Nebula Award for Best Short Story and the 1978 Hugo Award for Best Short Story, was nominated for the 1978 World Fantasy Award—Short Fiction. It was voted in a 1999 online poll of Locus readers as the best short story of all time. Publishers Weekly called it "touching but scary", Tor.com called it "heartbreaking", while at the SF Site, Paul Kincaid described it as "a wonder of sustained nostalgia coupled with despair at the modern world", but noted that it "only succeeds because of the tragedy of ending."

Aulactinia verrucosa

Aulactinia verrucosa, the gem anemone, is a species of sea anemone in the family Actiniidae. It is found on rocky coasts in North Sea and Mediterranean Sea. Aulactinia verrucosa is wider at the base than at the crown; the base is up to the column 50 mm tall. The walls of the column are covered by wart-like tubercles known as verrucae. Above the column, there are up to forty-eight tentacles, arranged in six cycles; the column is pink or grey, the tubercles grey or white, the tentacles transparent and banded in pink, grey or olive. Aulactinia verrucosa is native to the northeastern Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, its northern limit is Shetland and western Scotland and it is present all round the coasts of Ireland. It is found on rocky shores both in calmer waters, it is present in crevices and in rock pools among calcified red algae, attached to the rock beneath the sediment in rock pools. Photos of Aulactinia verrucosa on Sealife Collection

Aurélia Masson-Berghoff

Aurélia Masson-Berghoff is a French Egyptologist and exhibition curator in the department of ancient Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum. Aurélia Masson-Berghoff was an archaeologist at the Centre Franco-Egyptien d'Etude des Temples de Karnak from 2000 to 2007, she obtained her PhD from the University of Paris IV Sorbonne in 2008 for a dissertation on the "Priests' Quarter" in the temenos of Amun at Karnak. Masson-Berghoff was a lecturer at the University of Cambridge and a post-doctoral fellow at the Université Libre de Bruxelles where she participated in research on "Pottery in Ancient Societies: Production and uses", she joined the British Museum in 2012 as the project curator of the Naukratis project, in which capacity she was responsible for recording and analysing Egyptian material from the early excavations there. In 2015-2016, Masson-Berghoff is the lead curator for Sunken Cities: Egypt's Lost World, which featured materials from the sunken cities of Thônis–Heracleion and Canopus in Aboukir Bay, discovered by Franck Goddio.

She is the University of Cambridge. A. Masson, ‘Cult and Trade. A reflexion on Egyptian metal offerings from Naukratis’, in D. Robinson and F. Goddio, Thonis Heracleion in context: The maritime economy of the Egyptian Late Period, Proceedings of the conference in the University of Oxford, 15–17 March 2013, Oxford, 71-88. A. Masson, ‘Interpréter le matériel grec et chypriote dans un contexte religieux et thébain: l’exemple du quartier des prêtres de Karnak – des consommateurs égyptiens de produits grecs et chypriotes’, in G. Gorre and A. Marangou, La présence grecque dans la vallée de Thèbes, Rennes, 25-43. A. Masson, ‘Toward a New Interpretation of the Fire at North-Karnak? A Study of the Ceramic from the Building NKF35’, Cahiers de Karnak XV, pp. 189–213. A. Masson, ‘Offering Magazines on the Southern Bank of the Sacred Lake in Karnak: The Oriental Complex of the Twenty-Fifth–Twenty-Sixth Dynasty’, E. Pischikova, J. Budka and K. Griffin, Thebes in the First Millennium BC, Cambridge, pp. 587–602.

A. Masson, ‘Domestic and Cultic Vessels from the Quarter of Priests in Karnak: The Fine Line between the Profane and the Sacred’, in B. Bader, M. Ownby, Functional Aspects of Egyptian Ceramics in their Archaeological Context, Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 217, pp. 141–164. A. Masson, ‘Persian and Ptolemaic ceramics from Karnak: change and continuity’, Cahier de la Céramique Égyptienne 9, pp. 269–310. M. Millet & A. Masson, ‘Karnak: Settlements’, in W. Wendrich, J. Dieleman, E. Frood, J. Baines, UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology http://escholarship.org/uc/item/1q346284 A. Masson, ‘Jarres au décor polychrome du Musée Pouchkine: manifestations originales de la tendance archaïsante des 25e-26e dynasties?’, in D. Aston, B. Bader, C. Gallorini, P. Nicholson, S. Buckingham, Under the Potter's Tree - Studies on Ancient Egypt Presented to Janine Bourriau on the Occasion of her 70th Birthday, Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 204, pp. 645–677. A. Masson, ‘Un nouvel habitant de la rive est du lac Sacré à Karnak: le prophète du pieu sacré Pa sheri-n-aset’, Cahiers de Karnak XIII, pp. 345–357.

A. Masson, ‘Le quartier des prêtres du temple de Karnak: rapport préliminaire de la fouille de la maison VII, 2001-2003’, Cahiers de Karnak XII, pp. 593–655. A. Masson & M. Millet, ‘Sondage sur le parvis du IVe pylône’, Cahiers de Karnak XII, pp. 659–679. Aurélia Masson-Berghoff talking about Amazing finds from Egypt's lost cities

Kevin Pilkington

Kevin William Pilkington is an English former professional footballer, now the goalkeeping coach at Barnsley. As a player, he had a 25-year career as a goalkeeper, playing cup games. Noted for his shot stopping abilities, Pilkington played in the Premier League for Manchester United before dropping down to the English Football League, where he played in nearly 350 games in his time at Mansfield Town and Notts County, helping Mansfield win promotion out of the Third Division in 2001–02, he spent five years with Mansfield and another ten years over two spells with Notts County. He has represented Rochdale, Rotherham United, Port Vale, Aberystwyth Town, Wigan Athletic, Luton Town and Cambridge United. Pilkington started his footballing career at Manchester United, signing after he was scouted playing non-league football for Harrowby United, he featured in their FA Youth Cup triumph in 1992. He found himself to be the third choice behind Peter Schmeichel and one of Gary Walsh, Tony Coton or Raimond van der Gouw, although he was selected as an unused substitute in their two goalless draws with Russian side Torpedo Moscow in the 1992–93 UEFA Cup, he did not play a first team game until 16 November 1994, when he appeared as a substitute for the injured Peter Schmeichel in a 3–0 win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League on 16 November 1994.

However, manager Alex Ferguson decided to select Walsh as goalkeeper for the 10 league games in which Schmeichel was absent, meaning that Pilkington was on the substitutes bench in each of these games, back in the reserves once Schmeichel returned to fitness and Walsh returned to the bench. Walsh was sold to Middlesbrough just before the start of the 1995–96 season, enabling Pilkington to become United's second-choice goalkeeper. Pilkington made the first competitive start of his career in one of the most embarrassing games of United's modern history on 20 September 1995, when as the Premier League's second placed team they were beaten 3–0 at home by Second Division strugglers York City, his first league start came on 2 December 1995, when United drew 1–1 with Chelsea, Dennis Wise getting the better of Pilkington in the game at Old Trafford. He played a further two league games that season. In February 1996 he joined Division Three side Rochdale on a six-week loan, as the arrival of Coton had reduced him to third choice goalkeeper after six months as second choice.

Coton left for Sunderland just before the start of the 1996–97 season, but Pilkington's hopes of becoming second choice goalkeeper again were ended by the arrival of 33-year-old Dutchman Van der Gouw. He played no part in United's 1996–97 season, instead joining Rotherham United on a three-month loan in January 1997, he played 17 games for the Second Division club, keeping just two clean sheets in a sub-par team that finished the season seventeen points adrift of safety from relegation. Pilkington played two games of United's disappointing 1997–98 campaign. On Boxing day he kept goal in a 2–0 defeat of Everton at Old Trafford, though two days he conceded three at Highfield RoadCoventry City winning 3–2, he spent two months on loan with Scottish Premier League giants Celtic in the run-up to their 1998 title triumph, but he failed to make the field. He signed with Port Vale on a free transfer in June 1998. Unable to dislodge the veteran Paul Musselwhite in the 1998–99 season, a young Pilkington played nine Division One games in mid-season, Vale losing all but two of them.

Again forced to play second fiddle in 1999–2000, he played in sixteen games, keeping three clean sheets. He was at Vale Park for the end of an era – following John Rudge's dismissal, he was first choice keeper under Brian Horton from March onwards, but was released at the end of the season. Following a brief spell with Welsh Premier League Aberystwyth Town, Pilkington joined Second Division side Wigan Athletic in early September 2000. After just six days he dropped down to Mansfield Town in the fourth tier, he played just three games for the "Stags" that season, before summer signing Michael Bingham from Blackburn Rovers was recruited as competition for the number 1 jersey. Promoted to first choice keeper in 2001–02, he played fifty games as the club achieved promotion in third place. Early in the season, Pilkington conceded a goal in bizarre circumstances during a League Cup First Round defeat to Notts County. Opposition keeper Steve Mildenhall put a free kick into Pilkington's net from inside of his own half of the field.

In a first half to forget, County's Danny Allsopp scored a 31st minute hat-trick. After recovering from a broken wrist in September, he played 36 games the next season, as Mansfield came straight back down. Pilkington played 55 competitive games in 2003–04, he kept a clean sheet in the 2004 play-off final. In 2004 -- 05, Pilkington was busy once again. At the end of the campaign he was out of contract. Offered a one-year deal, manager Carlton Palmer was confident of his signature. However, with the new deal paying less than his previous contract, he rejected the offer, despite Palmer being "95% sure" Pilkington would sign. Pilkington instead signed with League Two rivals Notts County in June 2005. In his first season at Meadow Lane, he played 48 games. In a difficult season, the experienced keeper helped the "Magpies" defence to compensate for their woeful scoring record. A clean sheet kept against Oxford United on 18 March proved vital as Oxford finished 23rd, three points behind County. Had Pilkington conceded a goal that day it would have been Notts County who would have lo

One Hundred Sycamore

One Hundred Sycamore is a building located at 100 North Sycamore Avenue in Los Angeles, California. Built in 1929, the building exhibits character-defining features of Art Deco architecture including smooth surfaces with windows arranged in sunken vertical panels, flat roofs with parapets, zigzag ornamentation, as evidenced by the attached photo exhibit. Historic building materials and character-defining design elements are extant. From Charles J. Fisher's petition for implementation as a building of Historical Significance: This brick and stucco apartment building is an excellent intact example of the Art Deco style, built in Los Angeles during the late 1920s thru the beginning of WWII; the structure exhibits a high degree of interior and exterior. The original owner Charles R. Miller appears to have been a local developer, he is listed as the contractor on the permit though the Arthur C. Wright Company was a design-build firm. Arthur C. Wright had a construction business in Southern California from 1922 until his death in 1977.

The One Hundred North Sycamore Building displays a high degree of integrity in its design and is a fine well maintained building that gives a solid reference to its time and place. Although most previous owners do not seem significant, one exception is Sonia Suk, on title from 1970 until 1997. Suk was one of the main founders of the Korea Town community in Los Angeles and for many years held a prominent position in the local Korean American business community, it was during Suk's ownership that the building was brought up to code on both Section 88 Seismic Requirements and the Dorothy Mae Fire Requirements. The work was done in such a manner that it retained the architectural integrity of the building

Danish property bubble of 2000s

During the Danish property bubble of 2001 through 2006, Danish property prices rose faster than at any point in history, in some years increasing by more than 25%. Apartments and homes near the big cities rose fast; some of the rise can be attributed to falling interest rates, the introduction of new loan types, improving economy and increasing urbanisation, higher wages along with other factors. Some observers have noted increased interest in homes and a dramatic increase in the number of TV programs regarding home decoration, home sales, gardening etc; the increasing number of parents buying apartments for their children is an important factor increasing the demand on smaller apartments 2 - 3 rooms, thus giving rising prices from the lower segment of apartments. However, many banks and analysts acknowledge that prices have increased more than can be explained by their models when taking the economic factors into account and that homes have indeed become less affordable. In particular, it is becoming difficult for first-time buyers to enter the market, they now make up a low fraction of all buyers.

This has led some observers to speculate that the Danish real estate market may be in a bubble where price increases have been fueled by speculation beyond what can be justified by fundamental economics. Some have warned that the market may be in for i.e. major price decreases. Still, as of March 2007, this has not occurred. Apartments in Copenhagen have fallen 7% in the first quarter of 2007 and the supply is still rising. However, there are signs that the market is softening and prices have fallen in some areas. In 2006, the number of homes for sale increased tripling in some areas, it was estimated. The total inventory of homes for sale totaled more than one average year of home sales. In the statistics for the fourth quarter 2006, some areas experienced a quarter-to-quarter price fall around 4-5%, the first significant fall in over a decade. Two of the major real estate agencies claim they are observing price falls, with the biggest agency claiming to have observed falls since July 2006 The softening comes at a time when there has been an explosion in the building of new apartments and homes all around in the country.

In Copenhagen alone, as many as 2,000 new apartments are expected to be added to the inventory during 2007. Denmark 2007 - -12% Core Economics animated Real Estate Rollercoaster Ride