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In Greek mythology, the Naiads are a type of female spirit, or nymph, presiding over fountains, springs, streams and other bodies of fresh water. They are distinct from river gods, who embodied rivers, the ancient spirits that inhabited the still waters of marshes and lagoon-lakes, such as pre-Mycenaean Lerna in the Argolis. Naiads were associated with fresh water, as the Oceanids were with saltwater and the Nereids with the Mediterranean, but because the ancient Greeks thought of the world's waters as all one system, which percolated in from the sea in deep cavernous spaces within the earth, there was some overlap. Arethusa, the nymph of a spring, could make her way through subterranean flows from the Peloponnesus to surface on the island of Sicily; the Greek word is Ναϊάς, plural Ναϊάδες. It derives from νάειν, "to flow", or νᾶμα, "running water". "Naiad" has several English pronunciations:. Naiads were the object of archaic local cults, worshipped as essential to humans. Boys and girls at coming-of-age ceremonies dedicated their childish locks to the local naiad of the spring.

In places like Lerna their waters' ritual cleansings were credited with magical medical properties. Animals were ritually drowned there. Oracles might be situated by ancient springs. Naiads could be dangerous: Hylas of the Argo's crew was lost when he was taken by naiads fascinated by his beauty; the naiads were known to exhibit jealous tendencies. Theocritus' story of naiad jealousy was that of a shepherd, the lover of Nomia or Echenais; the nymph Salmacis fused with him when he tried to escape. The water nymph associated with particular springs was known all through Europe in places with no direct connection with Greece, surviving in the Celtic wells of northwest Europe that have been rededicated to Saints, in the medieval Melusine. Walter Burkert points out, "When in the Iliad Zeus calls the gods into assembly on Mount Olympus, it is not only the well-known Olympians who come along, but all the nymphs and all the rivers. Robert Graves offered a sociopolitical reading of the common myth-type in which a mythic king is credited with marrying a naiad and founding a city: it was the newly arrived Hellenes justifying their presence.

The loves and rapes of Zeus, according to Graves' readings, record the supplanting of ancient local cults by Olympian ones. So, in the back-story of the myth of Aristaeus, Hypseus, a king of the Lapiths, married Chlidanope, a naiad, who bore him Cyrene. Aristaeus had more than ordinary mortal experience with the naiads: when his bees died in Thessaly, he went to consult them, his aunt Arethusa invited him below the water's surface, where he was washed with water from a perpetual spring and given advice. St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans was known as Nyades Street, is parallel to Dryades Street. Bibliotheca 2.95, 2.11, 2.21, 2.23, 1.61, 1.81, 1.7.6 Homer. Odyssey 13.355, 17.240, Iliad 14.440, 20.380 Ovid. Metamorphoses Hesiod. Theogony Burkert, Greek Religion, Harvard University Press, 1985. ISBN 0-674-36281-0. Robert Graves, The Greek Myths 1955 Edgar Allan Poe, "Sonnet to Science" 1829 Naiad Nymphs

Galician cuisine

Galician cuisine refers to the typical dishes and ingredients found in the cuisine of the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain. These include shellfish, polbo á feira, the cheese queixo de tetilla, the ribeiro and albariño wines, orujo liquor; the potato is a staple food in the region, first arriving in Spain from the Americas in the 16th century, grown first and foremost on the coasts of the Ría de Noia. In Galician cuisine, neither the cook nor the recipe matters. In Galicia, a wide variety of sea produce can be found in traditional dishes, due to the province's long shoreline and traditional fishing economy. Agriculture products such as potatoes and wheat are staples in the Galician diet, along with dairy and meat products from cattle and pigs. Due to the history of a weak economy, little industry, overall a less-than-prominent position in Spanish politics and culture, the development of a Galician haute cuisine has been slowed until with chefs such as Toñi Vicente gaining national attention only since the 1980s.

Polbo á feira Empanada galega Caldo gallego Lacón con grelos Carne ó caldeiro Androlla Botelo or butelo Filloas Bica Tarta de Santiago Pulpo Gallego Galician wine

Cable (comic book)

Cable is the name of multiple comic book titles featuring the character Cable and published by Marvel Comics, beginning with the original Cable comic book series which debuted in 1993. In 1992, the character was featured in his first solo series, a two issue miniseries, titled Cable: Blood and Metal, written by Fabian Nicieza, pencilled by John Romita, Jr. and inked by Dan Green, published in October and November of that year. Shortly after Blood and Metal, Cable was given his own ongoing series titled Cable; the book had trouble finding a stable creative team. A writer/penciller team would complete no more than three issues in a row until Jeph Loeb and Ian Churchill began work on issue #20 and finish on #35. Loeb and Churchill provided the first instance of stability, working together on fifteen of the twenty issues from #20–39. During their run, they explored characters in Cable's past, his feeling of responsibility toward Nathan Grey, his relationship with Domino and Blaquesmith, further adventures with Kane, the Sugar Man, the Microverse.

Cable #34–35 were part of the "Onslaught" storyline, a top vote getter for the Comics Buyer's Guide Fan Award for Favorite Comic-Book Story for 1997. The series ran for 107 issues from May 1993 until September 2002 before being relaunched as Soldier X, which lasted 12 more issues until Aug. 2003. After his solo series ended, he was paired with the mercenary Deadpool in a new ongoing series titled Cable & Deadpool. In 2008, Marvel Comics released Cable vol. 2, a new ongoing series by Duane Swierczynski and artist Ariel Olivetti. This new series directly follows the events of "Messiah Complex"; the series features Cable, the messianic child's time traveling adventures. The dangers of the future and pursuit by Bishop are balanced with the humor of "Cable the soldier" becoming "Cable the Nanny."According to Duane Swierczynski, although the writer "missed Cable's heyday in the early 1990s," Cable is " kind of antihero—the cryptic, Man with No Name of mutantkind. If quibbles with the Cable of yesteryear, it's.

Could port around the world at will, fetch beer from the fridge with the power of his mind, crush said beer can against his metallic love handle." When asked whether Nathan Summers was a tragic character in his mind, Swierczynski replied that, "Cable's still a bad ass soldier, make no mistake. But is breaking him down like he's never been broken down before" and said that " going to see Cable struggling with a new bodily problem, one directly borne out of his experiences in'Messiah War.'"In 2009, Cable vol. 2 had a seven-issue crossover with X-Force, X-Force/Cable: Messiah War, the second story in a three-part storyline that began in X-Men: Messiah Complex. Cable was canceled in April 2010 with issue #25

Senior High School Affiliated to Luoyang Institute of Science and Technology

The Senior High School Affiliated to Luoyang Institute of Science and Technology is a public senior high school located in Luoyang, China. It was founded as "No.1 High School Attached to Luoyang Bearing Co. Ltd." in 1965, moved to its current location in 2005. In 2008, the school was put under the administration of local education department. In 2015, Dongming Campus, the second campus of the school, began operating, on the site of former "LYC Staff University of Luoyang". By the end of 2017, the school has 62 classes with over 240 teachers; the school's motto is "Study Extensively, Discriminate Clearly, Reflect Carefully, Practice Earnestly". Since 2014, the school has started a revolution over its in-class teaching pattern. After several years of trial, its new "1+4+2" teaching method has been popularized over the entire school. According to vice-principal Zhang Yanqi, under this new pattern, the students are not only listeners in class, but have the opportunity to discuss their own ideas and utilize the newly-learned knowledge.

The students are no longer studying passively. The new pattern is expected to improve the learning outcome as well as students' learning ability; the campus is equipped with comprehensive facilities to cater for students' basic need of living and studying: 2 teaching buildings 1 experiment building 1 standard sportground 1 dining hall 4 dormitory buildings 1 executive building 1 multi-functional stadium 1 parking garage By the end of 2017, the school has 62 classes, with 3057 in-class students. Faculty staff members add up to 245, among whom there are: 73 senior teachers 1 special-grade teacher 2 city-level education experts 7 city-famous teachers 6 province-level head teachers 21 province-level core teachers 4 consultants at local education department 11 part-time researchers at local education department Zhai Shang Yang Zeyuan Wang Mengru Guo Runchen Liu Yutong Zhu Jiayi Ma Anyuan Ji Ziyue Guo Shuyu

Evergreen Secondary School

Evergreen Secondary School is a co-educational government secondary school in Woodlands, Singapore. Founded in 2000, the integrated government school offers secondary education under three academic streams, which lead up to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Ordinary Level or the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Normal Level examination. Evergreen Secondary School was founded on 3 January 2000 in Woodlands New Town. On 4 February 2010, Evergreen Secondary School held their 10th anniversary performance, ‘Metamorphosis’ at The Republic Polytechnic Cultural Centre, with Dr Lim Wee Kiak Member of Parliament for Sembawang Group Representation Constituency as the guest of honour. Being a government secondary school, Evergreen Secondary School offers three academic streams, namely the four-year Express course, as well as the Normal Course, comprising Normal and Normal academic tracks; the Express Course is a nationwide four-year programme that leads up to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Ordinary Level examination. The Normal Course is a nationwide 4-year programme leading to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Normal Level examination, which runs either the Normal or Normal curriculum.

In the Normal course, students offer 5-8 subjects in the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Normal Level examination. Compulsory subjects include: English Language Mother Tongue Language Mathematics Combined HumanitiesA 5th year leading to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Ordinary Level examination is available to N students who perform well in their Singapore-Cambridge GCE Normal Level examination. Students can move from one course to another based on their performance and the assessment of the school principal and teachers; the Normal course prepares students for a technical-vocational education at the Institute of Technical Education. Students will offer 5-7 subjects in the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Normal Level examination; the curriculum is tailored towards strengthening students' proficiency in Mathematics. Students take English Language, Basic Mother Tongue and Computer Applications as compulsory subjects. Carrie Wong, actressMax Kok Chee Foong, Chinese Singer-Songwriter Official website

9 Lives (Pandora album)

9 Lives is the ninth studio album by Swedish singer Pandora, released in Japan in September 2003, in Scandinavia in June 2005 and Internationally in September 2006. The album peaked at number 16 on the Swedish Charts, becoming Pandora's third top twenty album, first since Tell the World in 1995; the album includes Pandora's two Melodifestivalen songs, "You" in 2003 and "Runaway" in 2004, with neither progressing past the semi-finals. On the album sleeve, Pandora writes; this is music, in my head for quite sometime waiting... growing... Thanks to all of you who have been following me over the years and welcome to the new listeners". "A Love Like This" – 3:24 "Girl in a Daydream" – 2:59 "Chapter One" – 3:32 "Tomorrow Comes Too Soon" – 3:45 "Best Friends" – 4:08 "I'll Be Gone" – 3:30 "You" – 3:03 "When I'm Over You" – 3:41 "Invisible Girl" – 3:38 "Been All Around" – 3:59 "You & I" – 3:20 "I'm the Better Woman" – 3:11 "Summer Rain" – 3:59 "Never Give Up" – 4:19 "A Love Like This" – 3:24 "I'm Confused" – 3:33 "Runaway" – 2:52 "Girl in a Daydream" – 2:59 "Tomorrow Comes Too Soon" – 3:45 "Best Friends" – 4:08 "I'll Be Gone" – 3:30 "You" – 3:03 "Don't Worry" – 4:00 "Chapter One" – 3:32 "You & I" – 3:20 "Invisible Girl" – 3:38 "I'm the Better Woman" – 3:11 The songs "A Love Like This" and "Girl in a Daydream" are included in the international arcade releases of the Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova series and Dance Dance Revolution X.

The Japanese PlayStation 2 version of the first SuperNova game included both songs