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Midas

Midas is the name of at least three members of the royal house of Phrygia. The most famous King Midas is popularly remembered in Greek mythology for his ability to turn everything he touched into gold; this came to be called the Midas touch. The Phrygian city Midaeum was named after this Midas, this is also the Midas that according to Pausanias founded Ancyra. According to Aristotle, legend held that Midas died of starvation as a result of his "vain prayer" for the gold touch; the legends told about this Midas and his father Gordias, credited with founding the Phrygian capital city Gordium and tying the Gordian Knot, indicate that they were believed to have lived sometime in the 2nd millennium BC, well before the Trojan War. However, Homer does not mention Midas or Gordias, while instead mentioning two other Phrygian kings and Otreus. Another King Midas ruled Phrygia in the late 8th century BC, up until the sacking of Gordium by the Cimmerians, when he is said to have committed suicide. Most historians believe this Midas is the same person as the Mita, called king of the Mushki in Assyrian texts, who warred with Assyria and its Anatolian provinces during the same period.

A third Midas is said by Herodotus to have been a member of the royal house of Phrygia and the grandfather of an Adrastus who fled Phrygia after accidentally killing his brother and took asylum in Lydia during the reign of Croesus. Phrygia was by that time a Lydian subject. Herodotus says that Croesus regarded the Phrygian royal house as "friends" but does not mention whether the Phrygian royal house still ruled as kings of Phrygia. There are many, contradictory, legends about the most ancient King Midas. In one, Midas was king of Pessinus, a city of Phrygia, who as a child was adopted by King Gordias and Cybele, the goddess whose consort he was, and, the goddess-mother of Midas himself; some accounts place the youth of Midas in Macedonian Bermion. In Thracian Mygdonia, Herodotus referred to a wild rose garden at the foot of Mount Bermion as "the garden of Midas son of Gordias, where roses grow of themselves, each bearing sixty blossoms and of surpassing fragrance". Herodotus says elsewhere that Phrygians anciently lived in Europe where they were known as Bryges, the existence of the garden implies that Herodotus believed that Midas lived prior to a Phrygian migration to Anatolia.

According to some accounts, Midas had a son, the demonic reaper of men, but in some variations of the myth he instead had a daughter, Zoë or "life". According to other accounts he had a son named Anchurus. Arrian gives an alternative story of the life of Midas. According to him, Midas was the son of Gordios, a poor peasant, a Telmissian maiden of the prophetic race; when Midas grew up to be a handsome and valiant man, the Phrygians were harassed by civil discord, consulting the oracle, they were told that a wagon would bring them a king, who would put an end to their discord. While they were still deliberating, Midas arrived with his father and mother, stopped near the assembly and all. They, comparing the oracular response with this occurrence, decided that this was the person whom the god told them the wagon would bring, they therefore appointed Midas king and he, putting an end to their discord, dedicated his father’s wagon in the citadel as a thank-offering to Zeus the king. In addition to this the following saying was current concerning the wagon, that whosoever could loosen the cord of the yoke of this wagon, was destined to gain the rule of Asia.

This someone was to be Alexander the Great. In other versions of the legend, it was Midas' father Gordias who arrived humbly in the cart and made the Gordian Knot. Herodotus said that a "Midas son of Gordias" made an offering to the Oracle of Delphi of a royal throne "from which he made judgments" that were "well worth seeing", that this Midas was the only foreigner to make an offering to Delphi before Gyges of Lydia; the historical Midas of the 8th century BC and Gyges are believed to have been contemporaries, so it seems most that Herodotus believed that the throne was donated by the earlier, legendary King Midas. However, some historians believe that this throne was donated by the historical King Midas. One day, as Ovid relates in Metamorphoses XI, Dionysus found that his old schoolmaster and foster father, the satyr Silenus, was missing; the old satyr had been drinking wine and wandered away drunk, to be found by some Phrygian peasants who carried him to their king, Midas. Midas recognized him and treated him hospitably, entertaining him for ten days and nights with politeness, while Silenus delighted Midas and his friends with stories and songs.

On the eleventh day, he brought Silenus back to Dionysus in Lydia. Dionysus offered Midas his choice. Midas asked. Midas rejoiced in his new power, he touched a stone. Overjoyed, as soon as he got home, he touched every rose in the rose garden, all became gold, he ordered the servants to set a feast on the table. Upon discovering how the food and drink turned into gold in his hands, he regretted his wish and cursed it. Claudian states in his In Rufinum: "So Midas, king of Lydia, swelled at first with pride when he found he could transform everything he touched to gold.

Airport Police Division

The Airport Police Division is an airport police division of the Singapore Police Force. The Airport Police Division functions as the law enforcement agency, responsible for the maintenance of law and order within its jurisdiction, which encompasses the Singapore Changi Airport and Seletar Airport; the Singapore Police Force is the Appropriate Authority for security at the airport. Hence, APD as the executive arm of the Police within the airport, is responsible for the development and maintenance of the National Civil Aviation Security Programme under the Air Navigation Order, Air Navigation Act. APD protects the security and efficiency of international civil aviation in the airport and safeguard against acts of unlawful interference aimed at passengers, aircraft, airport terminals or aircraft navigation installations and equipment. In carrying out its roles, APD maintains close relationships with its partners which comprises the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority and other government agencies, as well as Changi Airport Group, airline operators, ground handling agencies and other private organisations operating within the airport.

With the airport as a vital installation linking Singapore with the rest of the world, APD guards Changi Airport as one of the best international airports in the world. The Airport Police Division is headed by its Commander, AC Evon Ng, Deputy Commander, DAC Gavin Gay. Airport Police Division

Hoonah–Angoon Census Area, Alaska

Hoonah–Angoon Census Area is a census area located in the U. S. state of Alaska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,150, it therefore has no borough seat. Its largest community is the city of Hoonah; the census area was larger in the 1990 census, at which time it was the Skagway–Yakutat–Angoon Census Area. After Yakutat was incorporated as a consolidated-city borough on September 22, 1992, it was renamed Skagway–Hoonah–Angoon Census Area. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the census area has a total area of 10,914 square miles, of which 7,525 square miles is land and 3,389 square miles is water. A map showing its current boundaries is shown here: Yakutat City and Borough, Alaska – northwest Haines Borough, Alaska – northeast Juneau City and Borough, Alaska – northeast Petersburg Borough, Alaska – southeast Sitka City and Borough, Alaska – southwest Stikine Region, British Columbia – northwest, east Kitimat-Stikine Regional District, British Columbia – southeast Glacier Bay National Park Glacier Bay Wilderness Tongass National Forest Admiralty Island National Monument Kootznoowoo Wilderness Chuck River Wilderness Pleasant/Lemesurier/Inian Islands Wilderness Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness West Chichagof-Yakobi Wilderness Note: Demographic data below is for the former "Skagway–Hoonah–Angoon" Census Area, which still includes Skagway Borough.

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,436 people, 1,369 households, 866 families residing in the census area. The population density was 0.30 people per square mile. There are 2,108 housing units; the racial makeup of the census area was 58.15% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 35.01% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 0.96% from other races, 5.21% from two or more races. 2.82 % of the population were Latino of any race. 3.95 % reported speaking Tlingit at home. There were 1,369 households out of which 30.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.30% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.70% were non-families. 30.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.60% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.14. In the census area, the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 29.50% from 25 to 44, 29.30% from 45 to 64, 7.30% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 116.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.70 males. Angoon Gustavus Hoonah Pelican Tenakee Springs Elfin Cove Game Creek Klukwan Whitestone Logging Camp Cube Cove List of airports in the Hoonah-Angoon Census Area Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area map, 2000 census: Alaska Department of Labor Hoonah-Angoon Census Area map, 2010 census: Alaska Department of Labor Hoonah-Angoon Census Area map, January 2014: Alaska Department of Labor Alaska ShoreZone Coastal Mapping and Imagery

Wayne Jackson (footballer)

Wayne Jackson is best known for his tenure as the CEO of the Australian Football League 1996 to 2003. Jackson played 71 games for West Torrens Football Club in the South Australian National Football League from 1965 to 1971. From 1975 when he took up the role of Chairman of West Torrens, Jackson embarked on a long and distinguished period of football administration, he was President of West Torrens in 1979. Jackson became a Member of the AFL Commission in 1995 took over the role of CEO in 1996. In his time as CEO of the AFL during the 1990s Jackson continued the expansion of the game into a national competition started by Allen Aylett during the 1970s, he was a strong champion of the sixteen-team competition and during his tenure the AFL supported struggling clubs including the Western Bulldogs and Kangaroos with several million dollars being made available from various redistributions of AFL monies which became known as the "Competitive Balance Fund". He presided over the $500 million television rights deal in 2001 that saw coverage move from the Seven Network to the partnership of Nine Network, Network Ten and Foxtel.

It was during this period that the AFL sold off the former VFL/AFL headquarters of Waverley Park. Jackson announced on 15 April 2003 that he would be leaving the role at the end of the season, handing the reins to Andrew Demetriou. Chairman of West Torrens 1975–1978 President of West Torrens 1979 SANFL League Director for West Torrens 1975–1979 Member of SANFL Retention Committee 1988–1992 Member of South Australian Football Commission 1991–1994 Member of the Australian Football League Commission 1995 Australian Football League CEO 1996–2003 Member of AFL NTFL Board 2004 – ongoing Amateur Football for University 1962–1964 71 games for West Torrens 1965–1971 Coached West Torrens 1974 Twice All Australian University Amateur Footballer Life Member of West Torrens 1979 Member of the South Australian Football Hall of Fame Jackson completed a Bachelor of Economics at the University of Adelaide and a Management Development Program at the Harvard Business School, he has worked in several positions including Managing Director of Thomas Hardy & Sons Pty Limited, General Manager and Director of BRL Hardy Limited and Managing Director of The South Australian Brewing Company Pty Limited.

Wayne attended Prince Alfred College. Wayne Jackson at AustralianFootball.com SANFL Hall of Fame ABC Four Corners interview 2002 Meat & Livestock Australia Directors' bio

Lorraine Pilkington

Lorraine Pilkington is an Irish actress from Dublin, best known for her role as Katrina Finlay from Monarch of the Glen. Born in Dublin, Pilkington grew up in the affluent suburban village of Malahide, attended Manor House School, Raheny. Trained at the Gaiety School of Acting, Pilkington began her career at the age of 15 when she appeared in The Miracle directed by Neil Jordan, she appeared onstage in the Stars and The Iceman Cometh. At age 18 she moved to London where she was given a part in a Miramax film which fell through. After returning to Dublin, Pilkington appeared in films including Human Traffic and My Kingdom, a retelling of King Lear. In 2000, she was cast as Katrina Finlay, a schoolteacher in a Scottish village in the BBC television series Monarch of the Glen. After leaving the show at the beginning of the third season, she appeared in various other television productions such as Rough Diamond and Outnumbered, she married Simon Massey, the director of Monarch of the Glen, in 2001.

They have three sons, Milo and Inigo. In 2008, she appeared in a short film by Luke Massey with James Chalmers. In 2016 she voiced the lead role in a Paramount animation Capture the Flag. 1991 The Miracle 1996 The Last of the High Kings 1998 The Nephew 1999 Human Traffic 2001 My Kingdom 2004 Rabbit on the Moon 2006 After Thomas 2006 In a Day 2008 Within the Woods 2012 What Richard Did 2016 Capture the Flag 2000 Monarch of the Glen 2003 The Clinic on RTÉ One 2003 Waking the Dead episode "Walking on Water" as Mandy Lovell 2005 Robotboy on Cartoon Network as Tommy Turnbull 2007 Rough Diamond on RTÉ One 2008 Britannia High on ITV1 as Anna 2008 Outnumbered on BBC1 as Barbara 2011 Narrator on Masterchef Ireland on RTÉ Two 2016, 2017 & 2019 Casualty on BBC One as Rosa Hide Lorraine Pilkington on IMDb

Aharon Appelfeld

Aharon Appelfeld was an Israeli novelist and Holocaust survivor. Ervin Appelfeld was born in Jadova Commune, Storojineț County, in the Bukovina region of the Kingdom of Romania, now Ukraine. In 1941, when he was nine years old, the Romanian Army retook his hometown after a year of Soviet occupation and his mother was murdered. Appelfeld was deported with his father to a forced labor camp in Romanian-controlled Transnistria, he hid for three years before joining the Soviet army as a cook. After World War II, Appelfeld spent several months in a displaced persons camp in Italy before immigrating to Palestine in 1946, two years before Israel's independence, he was reunited with his father after finding his name on a Jewish Agency list in 1960. The father had been sent to a ma'abara in Be'er Tuvia; the reunion was so emotional. In Israel, Appelfeld made up for his lack of formal schooling and learned Hebrew, the language in which he began to write, his first literary efforts were short stories, but he progressed to novels.

He completed his studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He lived in Mevaseret Zion and taught literature at Ben Gurion University of the Negev and was writing in Jerusalem's Ticho House. In 2007, Appelfeld's Badenheim 1939 was adapted for the stage and performed at the Gerard Behar Center in Jerusalem. Appelfeld was one of Israel's foremost living Hebrew-language authors, despite the fact that he did not learn the language until he was a teenager, his mother tongue was German, but he was proficient in Yiddish, Romanian, Russian and Italian. With his subject matter revolving around the Holocaust and the sufferings of the Jews in Europe, he could not bring himself to write in German, he chose Hebrew as his literary vehicle for its biblical imagery. Appelfeld purchased his first Hebrew book at the age of 25: King of Blood by Moshe Shamir. In an interview with the newspaper Haaretz, he said he agonized over it, because it was written in Mishnaic Hebrew and he had to look up every word in the dictionary.

In an interview in the Boston Review, Appelfeld explained his choice of Hebrew: "I’m lucky that I’m writing in Hebrew. Hebrew is a precise language, you have to be precise–no over-saying; this is because of our Bible tradition. In the Bible tradition you have small sentences concise and autonomic; every sentence, in itself, has to have its own meaning." Many Holocaust survivors have written an autobiographical account of their survival, but Appelfeld does not offer a realistic depiction of the events. He writes short stories. Instead of his personal experience, he sometimes evokes the Holocaust without relating to it directly, his style is clear and precise, but very modernistic. Appelfeld wrote little about life there. Most of his work focuses on Jewish life in Europe before and after World War II; as an orphan from a young age, the search for a mother figure is central to his work. During the Holocaust he was separated from his father, only met him again 20 years later. Silence and stuttering are motifs that run through much of Appelfeld's work.

Disability becomes a source of power. Philip Roth described Appelfeld as “a displaced writer of displaced fiction, who has made of displacement and disorientation a subject uniquely his own.” 1975 Brenner Prize for literature. 1979 Bialik Prize for literature. 1983 Israel Prize for literature. 1989 National Jewish Book Award for Fiction for Badenheim 1939, 1989 National Jewish Book Award for Fiction for The Immortal Bartfuss 1997 Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 1998 National Jewish Book Award for Fiction for The Iron Tracks 2004 Prix Médicis for his autobiography, The Story of a Life: A Memoir 2011 National Jewish Book Award for Fiction for Until the Dawn’s Light 2012 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for Blooms of Darkness: at the time, Appelfeld was the oldest recipient of the prize Appelfeld's work was admired by his friend, fellow Jewish novelist Philip Roth, who made the Israeli writer a character in his own novel Operation Shylock. Hebrew literature List of Bialik Prize recipients List of Israel Prize recipients Vered Lee and Alex Levac..

"Aharon Appelfeld, Mevasseret Zion". Haaretz. "Aharon Appelfeld". Jewish Virtual Library; the Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature. Benjamin Balint. "'Israel's sorrow-caravan'". Haaretz. Interview with Appelfeld on his habit of writing at cafes Tablet, nextbook.org "A Cafe Should Give Inspiration" Aharon Appelfeld on Ticho House, Jerusalem Haaretz.com Alain Elkann. "Aharon Appelfeld, The Art of Fiction No. 224". Paris Review. Biography from the Berlin International Literature Festival