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Millicent Fawcett

Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett was an English political leader, activist and feminist icon. Known as a campaigner for women's suffrage via legislative change, from 1897 until 1919 she led Britain's largest women's rights organisation, the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies, she would write: "I cannot say I became a suffragist. I always was one, from the time I was old enough to think at all about the principles of Representative Government." Fawcett tried to improve women's chances of higher education, serving as a governor of Bedford College, a co-founder of Newnham College, Cambridge, in 1875. In 2018, 100 years after the passing of the Representation of the People Act, Fawcett became the first woman to be commemorated with a statue in Parliament Square Millicent Garrett Fawcett was born on 11 June 1847 in Aldeburgh, to Newson Garrett, a successful businessman from nearby Leiston, his wife Louisa from London, she was the eighth of their ten children. According to the Stracheys, "The Garretts were a close and happy family in which children were encouraged to be physically active, read speak their minds, share in the political interests of their father, a convert from Conservatism to Gladstonian Liberalism, a combative man, a keen patriot."As a child, Fawcett's elder sister Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, who became Britain's first female doctor, introduced her to Emily Davies, an English suffragist.

In her mother's biography, Louisa Garrett Anderson quoted Davies as saying to her mother, to Fawcett, "It is quite clear what has to be done. I must devote myself to securing higher education. After these things are done, we must see about getting the vote." She turned to Millicent: "You are younger than we are, Millie, so you must attend to that."In 1858, at the age of 12, Fawcett was sent to London with her sister Elizabeth to study at a private boarding school in Blackheath. Their sister Louise took Millicent to the sermons of Frederick Denison Maurice, a aware and less traditional Church of England minister, whose opinion influenced Millicent's view of religion. In 1865, she attended a lecture by John Stuart Mill and the following year, with friend Emily Davies, supported the Kensington Society by collecting signatures for a petition asking parliament to enfranchise women householders. John Stuart Mill introduced her to many other women's rights activists, including Henry Fawcett, a Liberal Member of Parliament who had intended to marry her sister Elizabeth before she decided to focus on her medical career.

Millicent and Henry became close friends and married on 23 April 1867 Henry had been blinded in a shooting accident in 1858 and Millicent acted as his secretary. Their marriage was described as being based on "perfect intellectual sympathy", Millicent pursued a writing career while caring for Henry. Fawcett ran one in Cambridge and one in London; the family had some radical beliefs, supporting proportional representation and free trade principles, opportunities for women. Their only child, Philippa Fawcett, born in 1868, was encouraged by her mother in her studies. In 1890 Philippa became the first woman to obtain the top score in the Cambridge Mathematical Tripos exams. In 1868 Millicent joined the London Suffrage Committee, in 1869 spoke at the first public pro-suffrage meeting held in London. In March 1870 she spoke in her husband's constituency; as a speaker she was said to have a clear voice. In 1870 she published her short Political Economy for Beginners, "wildly successful", running through 10 editions in 41 years.

In 1872 she and her husband published Essays and Lectures on Social and Political Subjects, which contained eight essays by Millicent. In 1875 she served on its council. Despite many interests and duties, with Agnes Garrett, raised four of their cousins, orphaned at an early age: Amy Garrett Badley, Fydell Edmund Garrett, Elsie Garrett, Elsie's twin, John. After her husband died on 6 November 1884, Fawcett temporarily withdrew from public life, sold both family homes and moved with Philippa to the house of her sister, Agnes Garrett; when she resumed work in 1885, Fawcett began to concentrate on politics and was a key member of what became the Women's Local Government Society. A Liberal, she joined the Liberal Unionist party in 1886 to oppose Irish Home Rule. She, like other English Protestants, felt that allowing a Catholic Ireland to have home rule would hurt England's prosperity and be disastrous for the Irish. In 1891 Fawcett wrote the introduction of a new edition of Mary Wollstonecraft's book A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.

Lyndall Gordon calls this an "influential essay", in which Fawcett reasserted the reputation of the early feminist philosopher and claimed her as a foremother of the struggle for the vote. Fawcett was granted an honorary doctorate of law by the University of St Andrews in 1899. Fawcett began her political career at the first women's suffrage meeting. After the death of Lydia Becker, Fawcett became leader of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies, Britain's main suffragist organisation. Politically she took a moderate position, distancing herself from the militancy and direct actions of the Women's Social and Political Union, whose actions, she believed, harmed women's chances of winning the vote by souring public opinion and alienating Members of Parliament. Despite the publicity for the WSPU, the NUWSS with its slogan "Law-Abiding suffragists" retained more support. By 1905, Fawcett's

Lingsheng Temple

Luohou Temple is a Buddhist temple located in Dongyang Town of Liuyang, China. It is adjacent to the Lens Technology. Lingsheng Temple was first established in 693, the 2nd year of Changshou period, at the dawn of Zhou dynasty, the modern temple was founded in 2008. During the Cultural Revolution, the Red Guards had attacked the temple and it was destroyed. In 1984, the local people reconstructed the temple on a small scale. In early 2008, the temple started the reconstruction project; the construction began in August 2008 and the temple was completed in 2013. Lingsheng Temple consists of more than 10 buildings. Maitreya is enshrined in the Hall of Four Heavenly Kings and at the back of his statue is a statue of Skanda. Statues of Four Heavenly Kings stand on the left and right sides, they are the eastern Dhṛtarāṣṭra, the southern Virūḍhaka, the western Virūpākṣa, the northern Vaiśravaṇa. The Mahavira Hall is the second hall and main hall in the temple. In the middle is Sakyamuni, statues of Bhaisajyaguru and Amitābha stand on the left and right sides of Sakyamuni's statue.

The statues of Eighteen Arhats stand on both sides of the hall. At the back, Statues of Longnü, Guanyin and Sudhana are enshrined in the hall; the Hall of Medicine King is the third hall of the temple for the worship of Hua Tuo, Sun Simiao, Zhang Zhongjing, Bian Que and Li Shizhen. The name of the Hall of Medicine King derives from Sun Simiao's honorific title "Medicine King"

Estrella de Soria

Estrella de Soria is a three-act opera by Franz Berwald, to a libretto by Otto Prechtler translated into Swedish by Ernst Wallmark. It was first performed at the Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm on 9 April 1862 and had five performances in that run, it has never entered the repertory, although it was revived in Stockholm in 1898 and 1946. The overture, which makes use of Estrella’s first act aria, has been recorded, a CD of extended excerpts was released by Musica Sveciae in 1994. An aria for Estrella was the first recording by Birgit Nilsson in 1947. A full score of the 1862 edition was published as Volume 17a-b of the complete Bärenreiter edition; the opera is set in 15th-century Castile. The Countess de Soria plans to marry General Salvaterra, who has won a decisive victory over the Moors. However, he has captured the Moorish Prince Muza and has fallen in love with his betrothed, the Princess Zulma. Zulma offers him a sash. Muza insists that Salvaterra keeps a promise to him to release Zulma. Estrella, countess of Soria, has heard of the love of Salvaterra and the captive Moorish princess, but remains convinced that he will return her love.

In the woods outside the city Salvaterra is warned by the knight Sambrano of Muza's threats, takes Zulma to Salvaterra's castle, but is ambushed by Muza and his men. Alone at the king's palace, Estrella is downcast, while preparations continue for a victory celebration; the king of Castile offers Salvaterra the hand of Estrella but Diego, Estrella's servant, notices that he is wearing a sash from Zulma. Muza approaches the king and announces that his bride has been stolen by Salvaterra, draws his sword. Muza is slain and the king banishes Salvaterra. At a spot by the sea peasants and sailors are at work. Sambrano tells his master that Estrella and Diego are approaching; when Salvaterra goes to arrange an escape by sea, Estrella notices a veiled woman and orders that she be taken to a cliff to be killed. When Salvaterra returns and finds Estrella she orders her men to take him; as a storm begins Sambrano arrives and Estrella's men are disarmed and Zulma rescued. Although Estrella calls destruction down upon her enemies and Zulma put out to sea on a ship, in despair Estrella stabs herself.

Layton R, Van Boer BH. Franz Berwald. In: The New Grove Dictionary of Opera. Macmillan and New York, 1997. Bärenreiter edition: Estrella de Soria

Wisecrack (company)

Wisecrack, inc. is a US-American film and video production company operated by Jacob Salamon, Jared Bauer, Greg Edwards, Drew Levin, Todd Mendeloff. The company was founded in 2014 and produces various web series and podcasts such as Thug Notes, Earthling Cinema, 8-Bit Philosophy; the group is focused on an analysis of anime, film and video games drawing out philosophy, sociology and other meanings that can be interpreted from media. Earthling Cinema stars actor-comedian Mark Schroeder as Garyx Wormuloid, an extraterrestrial being from the distant future wherein the human species has long since gone extinct, who examines classic and contemporary films such as Frozen, The Purge, The Matrix. Thug Notes stars actor-comedian Greg Edwards as Sparky Sweets, Ph. D. a stereotypical gangster who presents literary analysis of classic and popular literature such as The Great Gatsby and Beloved. 8-bit Philosophy produced and animated by MB X McClain explores philosophy, Philosophical questions with Narration by Nathan Lowe.

Each episode is set in the style of a classic game from the 80s or 90s, the series had some reoccurring gags. Music was provided by David Krystal; the series concluded in 2016. Boss Bitches Of History Wisecrack Edition Pop Psych The Squanch a Morty analysis podcast. Show Me the Meaning! A podcast that analyzes an eclectic mix of movies; the Maze a Westworld podcast. Respect Our Authoritah! A South Park podcast. Thug Notes: Get Lit! A podcast companion to the popular web series. While the web series covers individual literary works, each entry in this podcast covers a literary theme and not a specific literary work. Culture Binge a current pop culture discussion/analysis podcast. Http://www.wisecrack.co

Icknield Way Path

The Icknield Way Path or Icknield Way Trail is a long distance footpath in East Anglia, England. The ancient Icknield Way itself is unique among long-distance trails because it can claim to be ‘the oldest road in Britain’, it consists of ancient when the Romans came. It survives today in green lanes along the ` chalk spine' of southern England; the Icknield Way Path runs for 110 miles from the end of the Ridgeway at Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire, to the start of the Peddars Way at Knettishall Heath in Suffolk. The Icknield Way Association has aimed to find the most pleasant route for walking, as close as possible to the general line of the ancient Icknield Way; the Path connects with: Angles Way, Bunyan Trail, Chiltern Way, Harcamlow Way, Hertfordshire Chain Walk, Hertfordshire Way, Peddars Way, Stour Valley Path and Swan's Way. The path was supported by the Ramblers Association, it was part of a plan to achieve National Trail status for the whole length of the ancient trackways linking the South Coast and The Wash.

The path was recognised by local authorities in 1992. The association was founded by Charles Thurstan Shaw and long-distance walker, in 1984, the same year he produced the first walker’s guide to the route. In 2004 the Icknield Way was further developed into a multi-use route so that most of the route is available for horse riders and off-road cyclists providing a complete walking and riding link between the two National Trails. Crossing six counties, the Icknield Way Trail is a 170-mile route linking the Peddars Way National Trail in Suffolk with the Ridgeway National Trail in Buckinghamshire, which in turn links with the Wessex Ridgeway. Wherever possible the Icknield Way Trail follows the walkers' route, the Icknield Way Path, but diverges at several locations to ensure the Icknield Way Trail follows bridleways and where necessary roads. Walkers therefore can access more direct and/or scenic routes. Commencing at Ivinghoe Beacon with places en route: Dagnall, Whipsnade Tree Cathedral, Dunstable Downs, Houghton Regis, Chalgrave, Toddington, M1 motorway, Upper Sundon, Warden Hills and Warden Hills, Ickleford, Baldock, Sandon, Royston, Elmdon, Great Chesterford, Balsham, Burrough Green, Cheveley, Dalham, Tuddenham, Icklingham and finishing at Knettishall Heath Country Park.

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Sea Lion Glacier

Sea Lion Glacier is the site of an isolated 350 metres long glacier on Hurd Peninsula, eastern Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. It is located southwest of Hesperides Hill and northwest of Atlantic Club Ridge, separated from the latter by Sea Lion Tarn, terminating on the South Bay coast; the glacier, subject of glaciological studies and monitoring for several years since 1993, disappeared within a decade. The midpoint is located at 62°38′46″S 60°22′12″W. List of glaciers in the Antarctic Glaciology Isla Livingston: Península Hurd. Mapa topográfico de escala 1:25000. Madrid: Servicio Geográfico del Ejército, 1991. L. L. Ivanov. Livingston Island: Central-Eastern Region. Scale 1:25000 topographic map. Sofia: Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria, 1996. L. L. Ivanov et al. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich Island, South Shetland Islands. Scale 1:100000 topographic map. Sofia: Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria, 2005. L. L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert and Smith Islands.

Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4 Antarctica, South Shetland Islands, Livingston Island: Bulgarian Antarctic Base. Sheets 1 and 2. Scale 1:2000 topographic map. Geodesy and Cadastre Agency, 2016. Antarctic Digital Database. Scale 1:250000 topographic map of Antarctica. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research. Since 1993 upgraded and updated. L. L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Smith Island. Scale 1:100000 topographic map. Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2017. ISBN 978-619-90008-3-0 Sea Lion Glacier SCAR Composite Antarctic Gazetteer Bulgarian Antarctic Gazetteer. Antarctic Place-names Commission. Sea Lion Glacier. Copernix satellite imageThis article includes information from the Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria, used with permission