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In Greek mythology, King Laius, or Laios of Thebes was a key personage in the Theban founding myth. Laius was the son of Labdacus, he was the father of Oedipus, by Jocasta. After the death of his father Labdacus, Laius was raised by the regent Lycus but Amphion and Zethus usurped the throne of Thebes; some Thebans, wishing to see the line of Cadmus continue, smuggled the young Laius out of the city before their attack, in which they killed Lycus and took the throne. Laius was welcomed by king of Pisa in the Peloponnesus. According to some sources, Laius abducted and raped the king's son and carried him off to Thebes while teaching him how to drive a chariot, or as Hyginus records it, during the Nemean games; because of this, Laius is considered by many to be the originator of pederastic love, the first pederastic rapist. This abduction is thought to be the subject of one of the lost tragedies of Euripides. With both Amphion and Zethus having died in his absence, Laius became king of Thebes upon his return.

After the rape of Chrysippus, Laius married Jocasta, the daughter of Menoeceus, a descendant of the Spartoi. Laius received an oracle from Delphi which told him that he must not have a child, or the child would kill him and marry his wife. One night, Laius was drunk and fathered Oedipus with Jocasta. On Laius' orders, the baby, was exposed on Mount Cithaeron with his feet bound, but he was taken by a shepherd, who did not have the resources to look after him, so he was given to King Polybus and Queen Merope of Corinth, who raised him to adulthood; when Oedipus desired to know more about his parentage, he consulted the Delphic Oracle, only to be told that he must not go to his home or he would kill his father and marry his mother. Thinking that he was from Corinth, he set out toward Thebes to avoid this fate. At the road called'Cleft Way,' he met Laius, going to Delphi to consult the oracle because he had received omens indicating that his son might return to kill him. Oedipus refused to defer to the king.

Being angered, Laius either rolled a chariot wheel over his foot or hit him with his whip, Oedipus killed Laius and all but one of his attendants, who claims it was a gang of men. Laius was buried where he died by the king of Plataea. Thebes is cursed with a disease because his murderer has not been punished. Many of Laius' descendants met with ill fortune, but whether this was because he violated the laws of hospitality and marriage by carrying off his host's son and raping him, or because he ignored the Oracle's warning not to have children, or some combination of these, is not clear. Another theory is that the entire line of Cadmus was cursed, either by Ares when Cadmus killed his serpent, or else by Hephaestus who resented the fact that Cadmus married Harmonia, the daughter of Ares and Aphrodite, Hephaestus' straying wife. Many of Cadmus's descendants had tragic ends. Laius complex Kerenyi, Karl; the Heroes of the Greeks. New York/London: Thames and Hudson. Tripp, Edward. "Pelops at Olympia".

Crowell's Handbook of Classical Mythology. New York: Thomas Crowell Company. Pp. 93–103. Pequigney, Joseph. "Classical Mythology". P. 4. Archived from the original on December 1, 2014. Retrieved February 5, 2015

Christina Perchtold

Christina Perchtold is an Austrian professional racing cyclist, who rides for UCI Women's Team Health Mate–Cyclelive Team. Born in Klagenfurt, Perchtold is a sprinter, capable of surviving short climbs and was the winner of the Austrian National Road Race Championships in 2016. Perchtold started with cycling in 1998 and in her early years rode for local club RC Grafenstein in her hometown of Klagenfurt. At the age of 18 she joined the Austrian professional team Kuota Speed Kueens as a junior rider and showed great talent and sprinting qualities in both national and international races. In 2011 Perchtold received first international attention as a potential coming talent when she finished fifth in the junior road race at the UCI World Championships in Copenhagen; as an elite rider she remained on the same team until 2013. Perchtold herself considered quitting cycling in between, not putting full focus on her career in 2013 and 2014. Nonetheless, she managed to score good results on a national level, amongst which the silver medal at the 2014 Austrian National Road Race Championships riding for NÖ RadUnion Vitalogic.

After deciding to follow a professional career in cycling, Perchtold had her strongest year to date in 2016 where she finished third at a stage of the Giro del Trentino Alto Adige-Südtirol, winning the Austrian National Road Race Championships and being selected for Austria's team at the 2016 UCI Road World Championships in Doha, where she finished 28th. At the end of the season, Perchtold signed a two-year contract with the Swiss Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling team where she was supposed to become a part of the team's sprint leadout, she left the team after one season, joining the Health Mate–Cyclelive Team for 2018. Besides her career as a cyclist, Perchtold joined the Austrian police in 2013 and became a police officer in 2016, she is a member of the cycling cadre of the Austrian ministry of the interior. Official website Christina Perchtold at Cycling Archives Christina Perchtold at ProCyclingStats

Dil Hai Tumhaara

Dil Hai Tumhaara is a 2002 Indian Hindi romantic drama film directed by Kundan Shah starring Rekha, Preity Zinta, Mahima Chaudhry, Arjun Rampal, Jimmy Sheirgill and Alok Nath. Although a commercial failure on release, Zinta's performance was praised by critics and earned her nominations at award ceremonies; the soundtrack, composed by Nadeem-Shravan, did well on the charts. Shalu is a fun loving young woman living with her mother and older sister, Nimmi. Unknown to Shalu and Nimmi, they are half-sisters. Shalu is the daughter of the woman with whom he had an affair. Fatally wounded in a car accident with Shalu's biological mother, Shekar begged Sarita to raise Shalu as her own. Although Sarita adopted Shalu, she can not give her the love. Shalu, on the other hand craves her mother's affection, she seeks attention and retaliates by being rebellious. Nimmi loves Shalu much and stands up for her, though she refuses to think ill of her mother or take sides. A young man named. Dev and Shalu do not get along but fall in love.

However, circumstances make. Sarita, only aware of Nimmi's side of the story, offers a marriage proposal to Dev's father on Nimmi's behalf. Mr Khanna is taken aback because he knows about Shalu; when Sarita sees Dev and Shalu being affectionate, she jumps to the conclusion that Shalu has stolen Dev from Nimmi just as Shalu's mother stole Shekar from her. In anger, she reveals her true heritage in front of Nimmi. Shocked at her parentage, Shalu decides to sacrifice Dev to make her sister happy. Saddened, Dev agrees to marry Nimmi to make Shalu happy. Nimmi notices that something is wrong with Shalu, but Shalu deflects the question by saying that she has fallen in love with Samir, her childhood friend, in love with her for years. On the engagement day, Sarita's political rivals try to use Shalu's illegitimate heritage to threaten Nimmi's marriage to Dev, from a prominent family. Shalu takes matters into her own hands, rushing to Dev's house where she publicly announces that she was born out of wedlock, arguing that it is proof of Sarita's kindness and generosity that she had adopted Shalu.

Mr Khanna promises that nothing will stop the wedding. Sarita secretly witnesses Shalu's confession and is touched, she is ashamed of how she has treated Shalu and they share their first hug. Sarita tells her that she will ask Nimmi to step aside if Shalu and Dev are in love. Shalu stops her from doing so, saying that now she has her mother's love and acceptance, she does not want anything else. Nimmi is happy that her mother has accepted Shalu, but she still feels that something is not quite right with her sister, she soon gladly steps aside for Shalu and Dev to be united. Rekha as Saritaji Jimmy Sheirgill as Samir Arjun Rampal as Dev Khanna Preity Zinta as Shalu Mahima Chaudhry as Nimmi Alok Nath as Mr. Khanna Sachin Khedekar as Shekhar Govind Namdeo as Mr. Mittal Aanjjan Srivastav as Roopchand Vivek Shauq as Company CEO Dilip Joshi as Company CEO Producer: Kumar Taurani, Ramesh S. Taurani Director: Kundan Shah Story: Kundan Shah, Rajkumar Santoshi Screenplay: Kundan Shah, Rajkumar Santoshi Dialogues: Subrat Sinha Lyrics: Sameer Music: Nadeem-Shravan Choreography: Jojo, Longines Fernandes, Raju Khan Editing: Asim Sinha Costume Design: Shaheed Aamir Associate Director: Gorky Dil Hai Tumhaara is notable for having unusually long takes during the musical scenes, most notably during the'Mohabbat Dil Ka Sakoon' and'Dil Hai Tumhaara' sequences.

A number of the musical sequences were used to advance the plot, instead of being interludes. This is the second film where Preity Zinta and Kundan Shah worked together, the first being Kya Kehna; the soundtrack went on to be successful. It has nine songs composed with lyrics authored by Sameer. According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, with around 15,00,000 units sold, this film's soundtrack album was the year's sixth highest-selling. Screen Awards Nominated: Screen Award for Best Actress - Preity Zinta Dil Hai Tumhaara on IMDb

Gert Nygårdshaug

Gert Hermod Nygårdshaug is a Norwegian author. He has written poems, children's books and novels, is in particular known for the series of crime novels featuring the gastronomer amateur detective Fredric Drum. Nygårdshaug's writing enjoys a diverse background from his extensive knowledge and travelling, in particular in South America. Ancient cultures, fly fishing and wine are some of the recurring themes in his novels based on his own personal interests and hobbies. In 2004 the South African film company Lithium Entertainment bought the film rights to four of Nygårdshaug’s books: Mengele Zoo, Himmelblomsttreets muligheter, Prost Gotvins geometri and Afrodites basseng; the eco crime novel Mengele Zoo was in 2007 voted "the People's Favourite" during the literature festival of Lillehammer. Nygårdshaug resides in Lier, has been a minor ticket candidate for the political party Red. Impulser poems Paxion poems Et bilde et verktøy poems Gatevinden poems Solfiolinen short stories Bastionen novel Alkymisten short stories Dverghesten novel Honningkrukken crime novel Nullpluss novel Jegerdukken crime novel Gipsyblink poems Mengele Zoo novel Dødens codex crime novel Søthjerte Novel Det niende prinsipp crime novel Cassandras finger crime novel Gipsymann poems Trollet og de syv prinsessene children's stories Himmelblomsttreets muligheter novel Kiste nummer fem crime novel Gutten og trollsverdet children's stories Huldergubben i Svartberget children's stories Prost Gotvins geometri novel Pengegryta i Trollberget – og andre eventyr children's stories Den balsamerte ulven crime novel Liljer fra Jerusalem crime novel Farivis Ruvis - Gutten fra himmelrommet - Dinosaurene children's stories Afrodites basseng novel Alle orkaners mor crime novel Rødsonen crime novel Fortellernes marked novel Klokkemakeren novel Samlede eventyr children's stories Chimera novel Pergamentet novel Nøkkelmakeren novel Eclipse i mai novel Budbringeren crime novel Zoo Europa novel Footnotes Gert Nygårdshaug unofficial site Gert Nygårdshaug articles in Dagbladet Gert Nygårdshaug articles in Aftenposten "Vi som ikke tente lys for USA" essay in Dagbladet following the September 11 attacks

Third North Carolina Provincial Congress

The Third North Carolina Provincial Congress was the third of five extra-legal unicameral bodies that met between 1774 and 1776 in North Carolina. They were modeled after the colonial lower house; these congresses created a government structure, issued bills of credit to pay for the movement, organized an army for defense, in preparation for the state of North Carolina. These congresses paved the way for the first meeting of the North Carolina General Assembly on April 7, 1777 in New Bern, North Carolina; the third congress met in Hillsborough, from August 20 to September 10, 1775. Its president was Samuel Johnston; this congress, which included representatives of all 35 counties and nine towns established itself as the highest governmental body in the province after British Governor Josiah Martin had fled, ending royal government rule. The last Province of North Carolina General Assembly had met on April 4–8, 1875 before Governor Martin disbanded its House of Burgesses; the congress divided the state into 6 military districts for purposes of organizing militia and for determining representation on a new Provincial Council.

These districts included Edenton, Hillsborough, New Bern and Wilmington. An additional district, was added for the western part of the state, including counties that became part of Tennessee. Much of the deliberations of the congress dealt with safety of its residents and preparation for war with Great Britain. To govern North Carolina when the congress was not in session, a 13-member Provincial Council was elected, constituting the first executive body in a North Carolina free of British rule. Cornelius Harnett was elected as the first president of the council; the following members were elected to the council by the delegates: The Honorable Samuel Johnston, Esquire. The delegates elected members of the military district Committees of Safety "for their common defence against their Enemies, for the Security of their Liberties and properties"; these committees at the district level would become the roots of the militias. The following persons were elected to the Committees of Safety for military districts: Wilmington District: Frederick Jones, Sampson Mosely, Archibald Maclaine, Richard Quince, Thomas Davis, William Cray, Henry Rhodes, Thomas Routledge, James Kenan, Alexander McAlister, George Mylne, John Smith and Benjamin Stone.

Edenton District: Luke Sumner, William Gray, John Johnston, Thomas Benbury, Gideon Lamb, Joseph Jones, Miles Harvey, Lawrence Baker, Kenneth McKinzie, Stevens Lee, Charles Blount, Isaac Gregory and Day Ridley. Hillsborough District: William Taylor, Joseph Taylor, Samuel Smith, John Atkinson, John Butler, William Johnston, John Hinton, Joel Lane, Michael Rogers, Ambrose Ramsey, Mial Scurlock, John Thompson and John Lark. New Bern District: John Easton, Major Croom, Roger Ormond, Edward Salter, George Barrow, William Thomson, William Tisdale, Benjamin Williams, Richard Ellis, Richard Cogdell, William Brown, James Glasgow and Alexander Gaston. Salisbury District: John Crawford, James Auld, Hezekiah Alexander, Benjamin Patten, John Brevard, Griffith Rutherford, William Hill, John Hamlin, Charles Galloway, William Dent, Robert Ewart and Maxwell Chambers. Halifax District: James Leslie, John Bradford, David Sumner, Allen Jones, William Eaton, Drury Gee, John Norwood, the Revd Henry Pattillo, James Mills, William Bellamy, William Haywood, Duncan Lamon and John Webb.

There were 213 delegates, representing 8 towns/districts in North Carolina. Notes


Feeserpeton is an extinct genus of parareptile from the Early Permian of Richard's Spur, Oklahoma. It is known from a single species, Feeserpeton oklahomensis, named in 2012 on the basis of a nearly complete skull. Feeserpeton is one of the earliest parareptiles; the only known skull of Feeserpeton is small, but well-fused bones, deep pitting, worn teeth indicate that the individual was close to maturity when it died. Large eye sockets may indicate; the skull is nearly complete, missing parts of the jugal. A combination of features distinguish Feeserpeton from other related parareptiles, including a triangular skull, large caniniform teeth in the upper and lower jaws, postorbital bones behind the eye sockets that are much larger than the nearby squamosal bones. Part of the palate is exposed on the right side of the skull; the teeth in the mandible or lower jaw are hidden beneath the bones of the upper jaw, but CT scanning has revealed that there is a single tooth row on each side with small teeth.

Two teeth are much larger than the rest, similar in size to the enlarged caniniforms of the upper jaw. The braincase is preserved at the back of the skull and includes the stapes, a bone preserved in parareptile fossils. Feeserpeton has a large opisthotic bone in its braincase, similar in size to that of another Early Permian parareptile called Acleistorhinus; the holotype skull of Feeserpeton, cataloged as OMNH 73541, was found in the Dolese Brothers Limestone Quarry near the town of Richard's Spur, Oklahoma. Several other parareptiles have been found from Richard's Spur, including Bolosaurus, Delorhynchus, an acleistorhinid. OMNH 73541 was preserved in a clay-rich nodule of calcite, removed during preparation. CT scans of the skull revealed many internal details; the specimen was described as a new genus and species in 2012. The genus name Feeserpeton honors Mike Feese, a manager of the Dolese Brothers quarry, a fossil collector, the species name oklahomensis refers to Oklahoma, the state in which it was found.

Feeserpeton was included in a phylogenetic analysis when it was first named in 2012. It nested within the clade Lanthanosuchoidea, a poorly known group that includes the parareptiles Acleistorhinus and Lanthanosuchus. Feeserpeton was found to be a basal member of this group, the sister taxon of a clade including Acleistorhinus and Lanthanosuchus. Features that place Feeserpeton within Lanthanosuchoidea include a ridge on the frontal bone above the eye socket, a plate-like supraoccipital bone with a sagittal crest on the braincase, a notch midway along the margin of the back of the skull. Feeserpeton is the oldest member of the clade. Below is a cladogram from the analysis showing the position of Feeserpeton