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Libido

Libido is a person's overall sexual drive or desire for sexual activity. Libido is influenced by biological and social factors. Biologically, the sex hormones and associated neurotransmitters that act upon the nucleus accumbens regulate libido in humans. Social factors, such as work and family, internal psychological factors, such as personality and stress, can affect libido. Libido can be affected by medical conditions, medications and relationship issues, age. A person who has frequent or a increased sex drive may be experiencing hypersexuality, while the opposite condition is hyposexuality. A person may have a desire for sex, but not have the opportunity to act on that desire, or may on personal, moral or religious reasons refrain from acting on the urge. Psychologically, a person's urge can be sublimated. Conversely, a person can engage in sexual activity without an actual desire for it. Multiple factors affect human sex drive, including stress, illness and others. A 2001 review found. Sexual desires are an important factor in the formation and maintenance of intimate relationships in humans.

A lack or loss of sexual desire can adversely affect relationships. Changes in the sexual desires of any partner in a sexual relationship, if sustained and unresolved, may cause problems in the relationship; the infidelity of a partner may be an indication that a partner's changing sexual desires can no longer be satisfied within the current relationship. Problems can arise from disparity of sexual desires between partners, or poor communication between partners of sexual needs and preferences. Sigmund Freud, considered the originator of the modern use of the term, defined libido as "the energy, regarded as a quantitative magnitude... of those instincts which have to do with all that may be comprised under the word'love'." It is the instinct energy or force, contained in what Freud called the id, the unconscious structure of the psyche. He explained that it is analogous to hunger, the will to power, so on insisting that it is a fundamental instinct, innate in all humans. Freud developed the idea of a series of developmental phases in which the libido fixates on different erogenous zones—first in the oral stage in the anal stage in the phallic stage, through a latency stage in which the libido is dormant, to its reemergence at puberty in the genital stage.

Freud pointed out that these libidinal drives can conflict with the conventions of civilised behavior, represented in the psyche by the superego. It is this need to conform to society and control the libido that leads to tension and disturbance in the individual, prompting the use of ego defenses to dissipate the psychic energy of these unmet and unconscious needs into other forms. Excessive use of ego defenses results in neurosis. A primary goal of psychoanalysis is to bring the drives of the id into consciousness, allowing them to be met directly and thus reducing the patient's reliance on ego defenses. Freud viewed libido as passing through a series of developmental stages within the individual. Failure to adequately adapt to the demands of these different stages could result in libidinal energy becoming'dammed up' or fixated in these stages, producing certain pathological character traits in adulthood, thus the psychopathologized individual for Freud was an immature individual, the goal of psychoanalysis was to bring these fixations to conscious awareness so that the libido energy would be freed up and available for conscious use in some sort of constructive sublimation.

According to Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung, the libido is identified as the totality of psychic energy, not limited to sexual desire. As Jung states in "The Concept of Libido," " denotes a desire or impulse, unchecked by any kind of authority, moral or otherwise. Libido is appetite in its natural state. From the genetic point of view it is bodily needs like hunger, thirst and sex, emotional states or affects, which constitute the essence of libido." The Duality creates the energy of the psyche, which Jung asserts expresses itself only through symbols: "It is the energy that manifests itself in the life process and is perceived subjectively as striving and desire." These symbols may manifest as "fantasy-images" in the process of psychoanalysis which embody the contents of the libido, otherwise lacking in any definite form. Desire, conceived as a psychic longing, movement and structuring, manifests itself in definable forms which are apprehended through analysis. Defined more narrowly, libido refers to an individual's urge to engage in sexual activity, its antonym is the force of destruction termed mortido or destrudo.

Libido is governed by activity in the mesolimbic dopamine pathway. Dopamine and related trace amines that modulate dopamine neurotransmission play a critical role in regulating libido. Other neurotransmitters and sex hormones that affect sex drive by modulating activity in or acting upon this pathway include: Testosterone – and other androgens Estrogen – and related female sex hormones Progesterone Oxytocin Serotonin Norepinephrine Acetylcholine A

Ricordi (song)

"Ricordi" is a song by the Italian band Finley, from their studio album, Adrenalina 2. The song was released as single on February 26, 2008 on other digital stores; the song was written by the members of the band Danilo Calvio, Stefano Mantegazza, Marco Pedretti, Carmine Ruggiero, Daniele Persoglio. The song obtained the fifth place. In March 2008, the band released an English version of the song titled "Your Hero", featuring the Mexican singer Belinda; this version was included on the Belinda's second studio album, Utopía, as a bonus track on its international edition. The music video of "Ricordi" shows the band singing in different places, while rotating images of people suffering without peace, featuring scenes with Belinda. In the music video of the English version, it shows Belinda performing the song; this version was released on iTunes on May 5, 2008

LG Vu 3

The LG Vu 3 is an Android smartphone/tablet computer hybrid, released in September 2013 and noted for its 5.2-inch screen size—between that of conventional smartphones, larger tablets. It is powered by a 2.26 GHz quad-core Krait 400 CPU with Adreno 330 GPU and runs on 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. 4.4.2 KitKat was announced for update on 14 March, 2014. LG Optimus LG Vu series List of LG mobile phones Comparison of smartphones LG Optimus Vu 3 Specifications GSMArena LG Vu 3 with 5.2-inch display, Snapdragon 800 processor unveiled NDTV Gadgets

Mubuku III Hydroelectric Power Station

Mubuku III Power Station is a 10 megawatts mini-hydroelectric power station in Uganda. The power station is located across the Mubuku River, near the town of Mubuku, Kasese District, in Western Uganda; this location lies in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, close to the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mubuku lies 17 kilometres, by road, north of Kasese, the location of the district headquarters, the nearest large city; the Mubuku III Power Station, is a run of the river mini-hydropower installation, with installed capacity of 10 MW. It became operational in 2008, having been built by Kasese Cobalt Company Limited, a company that extracts cobalt from the sludge left when copper is extracted out of copper ore; the excess power generated is sold to the national grid. Mubuku III Power Station is the third mini-hydropower station on River Mubuku; the other two are Mubuku I Power Station and operated by Kilembe Mines Limited, with installed capacity of 5 MW and Mubuku II Power Station known as Bugoye Power Station, with capacity of 13 MW, owned by Tronder Power Limited, a Norwegian company.

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Stourpaine and Durweston railway station

Stourpaine & Durweston Halt was a station in the English county of Dorset. It was located between Blandford Forum on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway; the station consisted of shelter. The station was opened on 9 July 1928 by the Southern Railway, it became part of the Southern Region of British Railways when the railways were nationalised in 1948. The halt was closed in 1956 as part of an economy campaign. Trains continued to pass the site until the S&DJR closed in 1966; the site is now hidden in trees off the A350 Blandford to Shaftesbury road, near the junction with the A357. Except for the simple shelter most of the halt still survives including the concrete posts and metal rail at the back edge of the platform R. V. J. Butt; the Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1 J. H. Lucking. Railways of Dorset. Railway Correspondence and Travel Society 1968. ISBN The Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway - Stourpaine Photo of Station Nameboard Station on navigable O. S. map

Jim Kilpatrick

Jim Kilpatrick is a Scottish pipe band drummer, leading drummer of the Spirit of Scotland Pipe Band. He has won numerous drumming titles as both a solo drummer and in pipe band competitions, enjoying his greatest competitive success with the Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band. Kilpatrick was born in Whitburn, West Lothian on 11 August 1956, started playing the snare drum at the age of 9 or 10, his partner Fiona Cruickshank was pipe major of the Deeside Ladies Pipe Band. His uncle Tom Brown is a pipe band drummer, was leading drummer of Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band until he was succeeded by his son Gordon, Kilpatrick's cousin, he was awarded an MBE in 2003 for "services to music." At the age of 12 he joined his first band, in Grade 1. In 1971, at the age of 15, he joined the Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band, at the time under the leadership of Alex Duthart, he left to become leading drummer of Polkemmet Pipe Band in 1980, along with Robert Mathieson who came from Shotts at the same time to become pipe major.

Kilpatrick became leading drummer of Shotts in 1986. He has won the drumming title at the World Pipe Band Championships nineteen times, fifteen of those as leading drummer; this includes a record which still stands. In 1991, Shotts won the drumming title in all five major championships, the only time this has occurred. Kilpatrick was suspended in 2012 for comments made on Facebook about the result the band received at the British Championships; this led to the resignation of pipe major Gavin Walker and the band withdrawing from all competition for the rest of the season, including the World Championships. In 2015, Shotts won the World Championships for the first time in ten years, breaking a run of four consecutive victories by Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band. In 2016, Kilpatrick became leading drummer of the Spirit of Scotland Pipe Band, reformed to compete for the 2016 season, he has stated. Kilpatrick competes in solo events, has won the World Solo Drumming Championships a record sixteen times.

He has been involved in teaching at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, as well as giving masterclasses around the world