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Nausicaa

Nausicaa spelled Nausicaä or Nausikaa, is a character in Homer's Odyssey. She is the daughter of King Alcinous and Queen Arete of Phaeacia, her name means "burner of ships". In Book Six of the Odyssey, Odysseus is shipwrecked on the coast of the island of Scheria. Nausicaä and her handmaidens go to the seashore to wash clothes. Awoken by their games, Odysseus emerges from the forest naked, scaring the servants away, begs Nausicaä for aid. Nausicaä gives Odysseus some of the laundry to wear, takes him to the edge of the town. Realizing that rumors might arise if Odysseus is seen with her and the servants go ahead into town, but first she advises Odysseus to go directly to Alcinous' house and make his case to Nausicaä's mother, Arete. Arete is known as wiser than Alcinous, Alcinous trusts her judgment. Odysseus follows this advice, approaching Arete and winning her approval, is received as a guest by Alcinous. During his stay, Odysseus recounts his adventures to his court; this recounting forms a substantial portion of the Odyssey.

Alcinous generously provides Odysseus with the ships that bring him home to Ithaca. Nausicaä is young and pretty. Nausicaä is known to have several brothers. According to Aristotle and Dictys of Crete, Nausicaä married Telemachus, the son of Odysseus, had a son named Poliporthes. Homer gives a literary account of love never expressed. While she is presented as a potential love interest to Odysseus – she says to her friend that she would like her husband to be like him, her father tells Odysseus that he would let him marry her – no romantic relationship takes place between the pair. Nausicaä is a mother figure for Odysseus. Odysseus never tells Penelope about his encounter with Nausicaä, out of all the women he met on his long journey home; some suggest. The 2nd century BC grammarian Agallis attributed the invention of ball games to Nausicaä, most because Nausicaä was the first person in literature to be described playing with a ball. An asteroid discovered in the year 1879, 192 Nausikaa, is named after her.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Beyond Good and Evil, said: "One should part from life as Odysseus parted from Nausicaa—blessing it rather than in love with it." In his 1892 lecture, "The Humor of Homer", Samuel Butler concludes that Nausicaa was the real authoress of the Odyssey, since the laundry scene is more realistic and plausible than many other scenes in the epic. His theory that the Odyssey was written by a woman was further developed in his 1897 book The Authoress of the Odyssey. An episode in James Joyce's Ulysses echoes the "Nausicaa" story to a degree: the character Gerty McDowell tempts Bloom. In 1907, the Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály wrote the song "Nausikaa" to a poem by Aranka Bálint. Kodály showed great interest in Greek antiquity in his whole life: he not only studied the language and read up on the different editions of Homer’s Iliad and Odysseus, but he planned an opera about the latter figure since 1906. Only one song, "Nausikaa", survived from this opera plan. In 1915 the Polish composer Karol Szymanowski completed Métopes, Op. 29.

It is a cycle of three miniature tone poems drawing on Greek mythology. Each of the three movements features a female character encountered by Odysseus on his homeward voyage; the movements are: "The Isle of the Sirens", "Calypso" and "Nausicaa". William Faulkner named the cruise ship Nausikaa in his 1927 novel Mosquitoes. Armenian poet, prose writer Yeghishe Charents wrote his poem "Navzike" in 1936 about longing for his Nausicaa, himself being "lost" in the political storms of the forties. Robert Graves' 1955 novel Homer's Daughter presents Nausicaa as the author of the Odyssey, which draws on experiences and influences of her own life; the Australian composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks wrote an opera entitled Nausicaa, first performed in 1961 at the Athens Festival. The Nobel Prize-winning Saint Lucian poet Derek Walcott's poem; the manga and 1984 animated film Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, was indirectly inspired by the character in the Odyssey. Miyazaki read a description of Nausicaa in a Japanese translation of Bernard Evslin's anthology of Greek mythology, which portrayed her as a lover of nature.

Miyazaki added other elements based on animist tradition. In 1991, the public aquarium Nausicaä Centre National de la Mer, one of the largest in Europe, opened in Boulogne-sur-Mer in France. In 2010, the band Glass Wave recorded a song entitled "Nausicaa", sung in the voice of the Phaeacian maiden. Nausicaans are a race of tall, aggressive humanoids in the Star Trek universe. Portions of this material originated as excerpts from the public-domain 1848 edition of the Classical Dictionary by John Lemprière. Media related to Nausicaa at Wikimedia Commons

Richland Hills, Texas

Richland Hills is a city in Tarrant County, United States. The population was 7,801 at the 2010 census. Richland Hills is located at 32°48′36″N 97°13′35″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.2 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2000, there were 8,132 people, 3,197 households, 2,196 families residing in the city; the population density was 2,584.6 people per square mile. There were 3,334 housing units at an average density of 1,059.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 90.41% White, 1.44% African American, 0.61% Native American, 1.01% Asian, 0.27% Pacific Islander, 4.06% from other races, 2.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.15% of the population. There were 3,197 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.3% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.99. In the city, the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, 20.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.2 males. The median income for a household in the city was $43,377, the median income for a family was $50,377. Males had a median income of $35,635 versus $28,066 for females; the per capita income for the city was $20,247. About 3.9% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over. The City of Richland Hills is served by the Birdville Independent School District. 3 State Highways pass through Richland Hills - Texas State Highway 183 Texas State Highway 121 Texas State Highway 26 The City of Richland Hills is served by Mobility Impaired Transportation Service and the Richland Hills Station on the Trinity Railway Express commuter rail line.

NatureRichland Hills is listed with the Texas Historical Commission as being a City on the Texas Lakes Trail. RetailThere are no shopping malls in Richland Hills, however a regional complex, North East Mall in Hurst, TX serves most of the Mid-Cities and Northeastern Tarrant County. There are 5 parks in Richland Hills - Including the city's newest location at 6750 Baker Blvd; this park site, The Link Plaza, hosts a water feature and The Link - Event and Recreation Center. The other parks in the system include: Kate Baker Park - 3555 Vance Rd. Rosebud Park - 2600 Rosebud Ln. Creek Trail Park - 3925 Airline Dr. Windmill Park - 6936 Park Place Dr. City of Richland Hills official website Link Event and Recreation Center Arts Council Northeast Texas Lakes Trail

Michèle Lamont

Michèle Lamont is a sociologist and is the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies and a Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Harvard University, she served as the 108th President of the American Sociological Association from 2016–2017. In 2017, she was awarded 3 honorary doctorates, she has 3 children: Gabriel Lamont-Dobbin, Chloe Lamont-Dobbin, Pierre Lamont-Dobbin. Lamont completed her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in political theory at the University of Ottawa in 1979, she received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in sociology from the French university of La Sorbonne in 1983 and was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University from 1983–1985. Lamont served as professor at the University of Texas-Austin, Princeton University, Harvard University. Since 2002, Lamont has served as co-director of the Successful Societies Program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research; the interdisciplinary program brings together leading social scientists who meet three times a year to discuss how societies met various types of challenges.

The group has produced two books: Successful Societies: How Institutions and Culture Affect Health and Social Resilience in the Neo-Liberal Era. Both books were published by Cambridge University Press. In 2009 and 2010, Lamont served as Senior Advisor on Faculty Development and Diversity in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. In July 2015 Lamont began a five-year mandate to serve as director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; this center is among the largest social science centers at Harvard. Lamont has been a visiting professor at various institutions including the Collège de France, SciencesPo, Université de Paris 8, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Mainz University, Tel Aviv University, she has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Studies at Stanford University, the recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, a fellow of the Russell Sage Foundation. From 2006–2009 she chaired the Council for European Studies and is the recipient of several scholarly awards and distinctions for her research and services.

Lamont’s major works compare how people's shared concepts of worth influence and sustain a variety of social hierarchies and inequality. She is concerned with the role of various cultural processes in the creation and reproduction of inequality; some of her most recent publications include: the Erasmus Prize-winning essay, Prisms of Inequality: Moral Boundaries and Academic Evaluation. She serves on various scientific boards including: American Council of Learned Societies, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and Nordic Centre for Research on Gender Equality in Research and Innovation. Lamont’s early writing formulated influential criticisms of the work of Pierre Bourdieu, a leading sociologist with whom she studied in Paris, her first book, Morals, showed that Bourdieu’s theories of cultural capital and habitus ignore moral status signals and national repertoires that explain differences in American and French class cultures.

This criticism set the stage for a large American literature, critical of, but built upon, the work of Bourdieu. This movement coincided with the development of cultural sociology in American sociology. With fellow sociologists Ann Swidler, Michael Schudson, numerous others, Lamont contributed to setting the agenda for the scholarly study of "meaning-making" in sociology; the research of Lamont and colleagues demonstrated the importance of considering various aspects of culture as explanans and explanandum in the social sciences as something more than a "residual category". Lamont’s distinction between "symbolic" and "social" boundaries provides a framework within which to analyze the independent causal role of individual's worldviews in explaining structural phenomena such as inequality. Symbolic boundaries are "conceptual distinctions made by social actors... that separate people into groups and generate feelings of similarity and group membership." Conversely, "social boundaries are objectified forms of social differences manifested in unequal access to an unequal distribution of resources… and social opportunities."

In making this distinction, Lamont acknowledges that symbolic boundaries are a "necessary but insufficient" condition for social change. "Only when symbolic boundaries are agreed upon can they take on a constraining character… and become social boundaries."Lamont’s work has applied the "boundary-work" framework to the case of American and French race relations. In her award-winning Dignity of Working Men, Lamont shows how white and African-American conceptions of class are grounded in vastly different conceptions of self-worth. In a new collaborative project that grew out of this research, Lamont is comparing how stigmatized groups respond to ethnoracial exclusion in the United States and Israel. In her 2009 book, How Professors Think: Inside the Curious World of Academic Judgment, Lamont analyzes how experts in the social sciences and the humanities debate what defines originality and intellectual significance, more, it analyzes the place of the self and interaction in evaluation

Louisa Swain

Louisa Ann Swain was the first woman in the United States to vote in a general election. She cast her ballot on September 1870, in Laramie, Wyoming. Born Louisa Ann Gardner, she was the daughter of a sea captain, lost at sea when she was seven years old, she and her mother moved to South Carolina, where her mother died. Orphaned, Louisa went to Baltimore to live with Ephraim Gardner. While in Baltimore, she, in 1821, married Stephen Swain, who operated a chair factory; when their fourth child was six weeks old, Stephen Swain sold the chair factory and the family moved, first to Zanesville, to Indiana. Soon after their son Alfred and his young family moved to the new town of Laramie, Wyoming, in 1869, the Swains joined them. On September 6, 1870, she arose early, put on her apron and bonnet, walked downtown with a tin pail in order to purchase yeast from a merchant, she concluded she would vote while she was there. The polling place had not yet opened, but election officials asked her to come in and cast her ballot.

She was described by a Laramie newspaper as "a gentle white-haired housewife, Quakerish in appearance."She was 69 years old when she cast the first ballot by any woman in the United States in a general election. Soon after the election and Louisa Swain left Laramie and returned to Maryland to live near a daughter. Stephen died October 1872, in Maryland. Louisa died January 1880, in Lutherville, Maryland, her body was buried in the Friends Burial Ground on Harford Road in Baltimore. The Louisa Swain Foundation was established in 2001 and is dedicated to preserving and celebrating Swain's heritage and history and "fostering education in the areas of democracy, human rights and suffrage"; the Foundation runs the Wyoming House for Historic Women in Laramie, which celebrates thirteen women, including Swain. A statue in her honor was dedicated in front of the museum in 2005. Congress recognized September 6, 2008, as Louisa Swain Day via House Concurrent Resolution 378. Eliza Ann Swain. Biographical files, University of Wyoming First Woman to Vote -- Claimants.

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Southern New York Railroad

The Southern New York Railroad was an electric rail line that provided passenger and freight service, but provided electricity for customers along the line until 1924. The railway was called Oneonta Street Railway, Oneonta & Otego Valley Railroad, Cooperstown & Richfield Springs Railway, Oneonta & Mohawk Valley Railway, Otsego & Herkimer Railroad, Southern New York Power & Railway Co. and Southern New York Railroad. The line was laid north from Oneonta, it reached Laurens in July 1901, Cooperstown in September 1901, Richfield Springs in the summer of 1902, Mohawk by 1906. A car barn and dispatcher office were built in Hartwick. There was a substation to power the line by the station in Schuyler Lake. April 19, 1901 – The Village Trustees of Cooperstown unanimously voted to allow the line to enter the village via Chestnut Street to Main Street, on the condition that no car carrying freight run on village streets except from the southern village boundary to the CACV Railroad

Mario Kuroba

Mario Kuroba is a Japanese model and actor, affiliated with Vithmic Co. Ltd. Mario Kuroba was born in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan in 1993. In 2010 he won second place in the 23rd Junon Superboy Contest and received the AGF award, kick-starting his career. In 2012, he made his acting debut as Eiji Kikumaru in The Prince of Tennis Musical, appearing in the same role until November 2014, he was cast as Mikazuki Munechika in the Touken Ranbu musicals and as Ryota Kise in the Kuroko's Basketball stage play adaptations. Official agency profile Official Site Twitter Instagram