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Lolita is a 1955 novel written by Russian-American novelist Vladimir Nabokov. The novel is notable for its controversial subject: the protagonist and unreliable narrator, a middle-aged literature professor under the pseudonym Humbert Humbert, is obsessed with a 12-year-old girl, Dolores Haze, with whom he becomes sexually involved after he becomes her stepfather. "Lolita" is his private nickname for Dolores. The novel was written in English and first published in Paris in 1955 by Olympia Press, it was translated into Russian by Nabokov himself and published in New York City in 1967 by Phaedra Publishers. Lolita attained a classic status; the novel was adapted into a film by Stanley Kubrick in 1962, another film by Adrian Lyne in 1997. It has been adapted several times for the stage and has been the subject of two operas, two ballets, an acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful Broadway musical, its assimilation into popular culture is such that the name "Lolita" has been used to imply that a young girl is sexually precocious.

Many authors consider it the greatest work of the 20th century, it has been included in several lists of best books, such as Time's List of the 100 Best Novels, Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century, Bokklubben World Library, Modern Library's 100 Best Novels, The Big Read. The novel is prefaced by a fictitious foreword by one John Ray Jr. an editor of psychology books. Ray states that he is presenting a memoir written by a man using the pseudonym "Humbert Humbert", who had died of heart disease while awaiting a murder trial in jail; the memoir begins with Humbert's birth in Paris in 1910. He spends his childhood on the French Riviera, where he falls in love with his friend Annabelle Leigh; this youthful and physically unfulfilled love is interrupted by Annabelle's premature death from typhus, which causes Humbert to become sexually obsessed with a specific type of girl, aged 9 to 14, whom he refers to as "nymphets". After graduation, Humbert works as an English teacher and begins editing an academic literary textbook.

Before the outbreak of World War II, Humbert moves to New York. In 1947, he moves to Ramsdale, a small town in New England, where he can calmly continue working on his book; the house that he intends to live in is destroyed in a fire, in his search for a new home, he meets the widow Charlotte Haze, accepting tenants. Humbert visits Charlotte's residence out of politeness and intends to decline her offer. However, Charlotte leads Humbert to her garden, where her 12-year-old daughter Dolores is sunbathing. Humbert sees in Dolores the perfect nymphet, the embodiment of his old love Annabelle, decides to move in; the impassioned Humbert searches for discreet forms of fulfilling his sexual urges via the smallest physical contact with Dolores. When Dolores is sent to summer camp, Humbert receives a letter from Charlotte, who confesses her love for him and gives him an ultimatum – he is to either marry her or move out immediately. Terrified, Humbert begins to see the charm in the situation of being Dolores's stepfather, so marries Charlotte for instrumental reasons.

Charlotte discovers Humbert's diary, in which she learns of his desire for her daughter and the disgust Charlotte arouses in him. Shocked and humiliated, Charlotte decides to flee with Dolores and writes letters addressed to her friends warning them of Humbert. Disbelieving Humbert's false assurance that the diary is a sketch for a future novel, Charlotte runs out of the house to send the letters but is killed by a swerving car. Humbert destroys the letters and retrieves Dolores from camp, claiming that her mother has fallen ill and has been hospitalized, he takes her to a high-end hotel that Charlotte had earlier recommended. Humbert knows he will feel guilty if he consciously rapes Dolores, so tricks her into taking sedatives in her ice cream; as he waits for the pill to take effect, he wanders through the hotel and meets a mysterious man who seems to be aware of Humbert's plan for Dolores. Humbert excuses himself from returns to the hotel room. There, he discovers that he had been fobbed with a milder drug, as Dolores is drowsy and wakes up drifting in and out of sleep.

He dares not touch her that night. In the morning, Dolores reveals to Humbert that she has lost her virginity, having engaged in sexual activity with an older boy at a different camp a year ago. After leaving the hotel, Humbert reveals to Dolores. Humbert and Dolores travel across the country, staying in motels. Humbert tries to maintain Dolores's interest in travel and himself, bribes her in exchange for sexual favors, they settle in Beardsley, a small New England town. Humbert enrolls her in a local private school for girls. Humbert jealously and controls all of Dolores's social gatherings and forbids her from dating and attending parties, it is only at the instigation of the school headmaster, who regards Humbert as a strict and conservative European parent, that he agrees to Dolores's participation in the school play, the title of, the same as the hotel in which Humbert met the mysterious man. The day before the premiere of the performance, a serious quarrel breaks out between Dolores and Humbert, Dolores runs out of the house.

When Humbert finds her a few moments she tells him that she wants to leave town and continue traveling. Humbert is delighted, but as he travels, he becomes suspicious – he feels that he is being followed by someone Dolores is familiar with; the man following them is Clare Quilt

Greetings from Timbuk3

Greetings from Timbuk3 is the debut album by American band Timbuk 3, released in 1986. The album contains their only charting single, "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades," which reached number 19 on the US Billboard Hot 100; the songs "Life is Hard" and "Shame on You" were used on the soundtrack for the 1986 film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and were featured on the film's accompanying soundtrack album. All songs written except where noted. Copyright Mamdadaddi Music/I. R. S. Music, Inc. admin. by Atlantic Music.. "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" – 3:21 "Life Is Hard" – 4:08 "Hairstyles and Attitudes" – 2:51 "Facts About Cats" – 3:16 "I Need You" – 3:50 "Just Another Movie" – 4:16 "Friction" – 3:44 "Cheap Black & White" – 2:54 "Shame On You" – 5:04 "I Love You in the Strangest Way" – 2:41 Barbara K. MacDonald – co-lead vocals on tracks 1, 5, 10, lead vocals on tracks 4, 9, backing vocals, synthesizers, electric, 12-string and acoustic guitars, drums, harmonica, mandolin Pat MacDonald – co-lead vocals on tracks 1, 5, 10, lead vocals on tracks 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, backing vocals, synthesizers, electric, 12-string and acoustic guitars, drums, harmonica, mandolin Produced by Dennis Herring Engineers: Dennis Herring and Mark Teston

DJ Sashimi

DJ Sashimi is a Japanese DJ, musician, J-Pop artist whose first single "Japanese Girl in NY" was released by Good Charamel Records in 2010. The single Japanese Girl in NY was included in Volume 1 of the I Love J Rock compilations. DJ Sashimi is produced by Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac. DJ Sashimi has performed sets at The Music is Art Festival in Buffalo, NY and opening slots for Shonen Knife and CJ Ramone. DJ Sashimi is working on her first release in nearly 8 years at Buffalo, NY's GCR Audio Recording Studios for release in Spring of 2018. Japanese Girl in NY Smooth Sashimi Sakura Sakura DJ Sashimi Reverb Nation Page DJ Sashimi Good Charamel Records Page

Journal of Political Ecology

The Journal of Political Ecology is an annual open access peer-reviewed academic journal covering political ecology. It was established in 1994 as one of the first open access journals in the social sciences, by James B. Greenberg and Thomas K. Park, to experiment with online formats and to showcase new work in the emerging field of political ecology; the current editors-in-chief are Simon P. J. Batterbury and Casey Walsh. There is an international editorial board. Unlike the majority of academic journals it is produced free of charge for readers and authors using voluntary academic labour, its website is hosted at the University of Arizona library. There is no journal editorial work is voluntary. JPE is abstracted and indexed in Scopus, the number of articles published, citation index, has risen since 2014; the journal publishes Eric Wolf Prize papers submitted by early career scholars to the Society for Applied Anthropology annual meetings in the United States. The journal is a founding member of the Free Journal Network that supports and lobbies for quality open access publishing.

The scope of the journal is research into the linkages between political economy and human impact on the environment where there are inequalities in access to resources, or an increase in vulnerability, as a result of resource use or assertion of political power. Articles must address some aspect of this relationship, framed in political ecology, topics have ranged from mining and indigenous peoples of Oceania, to drug production in Lesotho, marine protected area management in Vietnam, the sandalwood trade in East Timor, environmental pollution in post-communist countries, water consumption and management in the United States West and Mexico, the plight of Adivasi peoples living in national parks in India. Special issues are published, for example Ecologies of Hope, edited by S. Ravi Rajan and Colin Duncan in 2013, Non-capitalist political ecologies edited by Brian Burke and Boone Shear and Degrowth and Power edited by Lisa Gezon and Susan Paulson in 2017; the four most important research areas covered by the 145 articles published as of late 2014 were 1) Food and agricultural issues 2) social aspects of conservation 3) fishing issues and 4) mining and social struggles.

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War of the Eight Princes

The War of the Eight Princes, Rebellion of the Eight Kings, or Rebellion of the Eight Princes was a series of civil wars among kings/princes of the Chinese Jin dynasty from 291 to 306 AD. The key point of contention in these conflicts was the regency over the developmentally disabled Emperor Hui of Jin; the name of the conflict is derived from the biographies of the eight princes collected in Chapter 59 of the Book of Jin. The "War of the Eight Princes" is somewhat of a misnomer: rather than one continuous conflict, the War of the Eight Princes saw intervals of peace interposed with short and intense periods of internecine conflict. At no point in the whole conflict were all of the eight princes on one side of the fighting; the literal Chinese translation, Disorder of the Eight Kings, may be more appropriate in this regard. While initial conflicts were minor and confined to the imperial capital of Luoyang and its surroundings, the scope of the war expanded with each new prince who entered the struggle.

At its conclusion, the war devastated the Jin heartlands in northern China, ushered in the era of Wu Hu uprisings that ended Western Jin, causing centuries of warfare between northern barbarian kingdoms and southern Chinese dynasties. While many princes participated in the conflict, the eight major players in this conflict were: Other people of note included Emperor Hui of Jin, co-regent Yang Jun, Empress Dowager Yang, Empress Jia Nanfeng, the senior minister Wei Guan. Sima Yi, an official and regent of the state of Cao Wei during the Three Kingdoms period seized control of Wei in early 249 after instigating a successful coup against his co-regent, Cao Shuang. Sima Yi and two of his sons, Sima Shi and Sima Zhao, came to serve as the de facto rulers of Wei. In 266, Sima Zhao's eldest son, Sima Yan, forced the Wei emperor Cao Huan to abdicate the throne and established the Jin dynasty. Sima Yan sought to bolster the power of the Sima clan by enfeoffing his uncles and sons; those with large enfeoffments were entitled to an army of five thousand, those with medium enfeoffments were entitled to an army of three thousand, those with small enfeoffments were entitled to an army of one thousand five hundred.

As time passed, these princes and dukes were given administrative powers over their lands and were granted the power to levy taxes and employ central officials. Following the death of Sima Yan, posthumously Emperor Wu of Jin, in 290, a complex power struggle known as the War of the Eight Princes erupted among the Sima clan; the new emperor, Emperor Hui of Jin, was developmentally disabled. The emperor's stepmother, Empress Yang Zhi, exerted the most power at court and empowered the Yang consort clan, with her father Yang Jun with authority; the emperor's wife, Empress Jia Nanfeng, was not happy with being excluded from this state of affairs. She enlisted the help of Sima Liang. Sima Wei's troops entered. In 291, Empress Jia issued an edict accusing Yang Jun of treason. Yang Jun was killed by Wei's troops, the empress dowager was starved to death under house arrest, 3000 members of the Yang clan were executed. After the coup against Empress Yang Zhi, the emperor's grand-uncle, Sima Liang, the Prince of Runan, became regent.

Liang pressured him to return his fief of Jing Province. A few weeks Empress Jia and Wei, at the time in control of a battalion of imperial guards, conspired to have Liang killed. An imperial edict was issued accusing Liang of treason and Wei led another coup killing Liang. Following the death of Sima Liang, Sima Wei was advised to expand his power at the expense of Empress Jia, but he hesitated to take action against the empress. Two days after Liang's death, Empress Jia spread a rumor around Wei's camp accusing him of having forged the imperial edict that had ordered Liang to be killed. Deserted by his followers, Wei was executed. Empress Jia ruled the court in the emperor's name until 300. Rumors began to spread of Empress Jia's personal debauchery and tyrannical behavior, laying the seeds of discontent that would surface by the end of the decade. A Di leader Yang Maosou set up the state of Chouchi south of Tianshui in 296. In 299, Empress Jia orchestrated the arrest of Sima Yu, heir to the throne, by convincing him while drunk to copy a text that said, amongst other things, that Emperor Hui should abdicate in favor of him.

Empress Jia presented the copied text to Emperor Hui, who decided to execute his son. Empress Jia desired the punishment to be carried out but Emperor Hui instead deposed Sima Yu and kept him under house arrest for the time being. Sima Lun, Prince of Zhao, was tutor to the prince at the time and considered a member of Empress Jia's inner circle, he commanded some troops in the capital as general of the Right Army and was known to be "avaricious and false" as well as "simple and stupid," heeding only the advice of Sun Xiu. Lun had long wished to betray the empress, but Sun Xiu convinced him to wait until Yu was out of the way, arguing that because of Lun's reputed loyalty to the empress, Lun's actions would only lead to the accession of Yu, who would exact revenge on Lun himself. With Lun's encouragement, the empress murdered Yu. Lun produced an edict from Emperor Hui, arrested Empress Jia and put her under house arrest, forced her to commit suicide by drinking gold powered wine. Lun, again by way of forged imperial edict, first appointed himself as Grand Vizier, in 301, crowned himself emperor, putting Emperor Hu

Arabuko Sokoke National Park

The Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve is located on the coast of Kenya, 110 km north of Mombasa and is protected as a national Forest Reserve. The Arabuko Sokoke National Park, situated at the north-western edge of the Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve, is only a few square kilometres in size and constitutes only a small portion of the latter; the National Park was gazetted only in the late 1980s and in fact straddles the Forest Reserve boundary, with about 50% lying outside the boundary. This outer section lies outside an electric elephant fence installed in 2006/7 and is now inhabited by local communities to the extent that there is no sign on the ground to show where the National Park begins or ends; the National Park doesn't add any particular protection to the forest, the largest fragment of coastal forest left in East Africa. The Forest Reserve, on the other hand, is jointly managed by the Kenya Forest Service, Kenya Wildlife Service, National Museums of Kenya and the Kenya Forest Research Institute and is one of the better protected forests in Kenya.

The forest was first protected as a Crown Forest in 1943, was gazetted in the 1960s. The forest is threatened by the desire for land by local people. Several national and international conservation organisations are working with the Kenya Wildlife Service to protect the park; the Arabuko Sokoke Forest is an area of high endemism, containing endemic mammals and plants. It contains three forest types, mixed forest and Cynometra, each of which protects different communities of plants and animals, it protects many near endemic species. The Clarke's weaver is endemic to the forest, while the eponymous Sokoke scops owl, Sokoke pipit, the Amani sunbird and spotted ground thrush are found only here and in a forest fragment in Tanzania; the park adjoins Mida Creek, a mangrove forest, an important shorebird wintering ground, protecting species such as the Terek sandpiper and the crab plover. The endearing golden-rumped elephant shrew, an endemic elephant shrew the size of a rabbit, is the most noticeable of the park's endemic mammals.

The forest has savannah elephants, African civets, as well as sokokes and vervet monkeys. The park is recognised as an outstanding centre of amphibian diversity. Coastal forests of eastern Africa Cameraria sokoke Kenya Wildlife Service – Arabuko Sokoke National Park World Database on Protected Areas – Arabuko Sokoke National Park ASSETS - Arabuko-Sokoke Schools and Eco-tourism Scheme, an initiative aiming at linking forest conservation with local education