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Nearchus

Nearchus or Nearchos was one of the officers, a navarch, in the army of Alexander the Great. He is known for his celebrated voyage from the Indus river to the Persian Gulf following the Indian campaign of Alexander the Great, in 326–324 BC. A native of Lato in Crete and son of Androtimus, his family settled at Amphipolis in Macedonia at some point during Philip II's reign, at which point Nearchus was a young boy, he was certainly older than Alexander, as were Ptolemy and the others of the ‘boyhood friends’. Nearchus, along with Ptolemy and Laomedon, Harpalus, was one of Alexander's ‘mentors’ – and he was exiled by Philip as a result of the Pixodarus affair, it is not known where the exiles went, but they were recalled only after Philip's death, on Alexander's accession. After their recall, these men were held in the highest honour. Nearchus was appointed as satrap of Lycia and Pamphylia in 334/3 BC, one of the earliest of Alexander's satrapal appointments. In 328 BC he was relieved of his post and rejoined Alexander in Bactria, bringing with him reinforcements.

After the siege of Aornus Nearchus was sent at the head of a reconnaissance mission – to find out about elephants. In 326 BC, Nearchus was made admiral of the fleet. However, his trierarchy was a financial responsibility – that is, Nearchus put up the money for the boats. During the voyage some of the ships were damaged, Nearchus was instructed to remain behind to oversee repairs, before continuing down the river; this indicates some knowledge of shipbuilding, but he could hardly have been the only one qualified. However, he remained in command of the fleet for the voyage from the Indus to the Persian Gulf, which he recorded in detail. Again, although he was the admiral, in command of the fleet, great seamanship was not required – the naval responsibilities were Onesicritus’. During the voyage, Nearchus was reputedly the first Greek commander to visit Bahrain, called Tylos by the Greeks, his visit marked the start of Bahrain's inclusion within the Hellenic world, which culminated in the worship of Zeus and Greek being spoken as the language of the upper classes.

After many adventures, Nearchus arrived in Carmania, meeting up with Alexander after the latter's crossing of the Gedrosian desert. Alexander sent him off to complete his voyage – he went as far as the Euphrates before turning back to rejoin Alexander at Susa, in early 324 BC. Nearchus married the daughter of Barsine and Mentor, received a crown as recognition of his exertions, he took the fleet up to Babylon, where he gave Alexander the Chaldeans’ warning not to enter the city. Nearchus had a place in Alexander’s final plans, as he was to be the admiral of the Arabian invasion fleet. In the initial arguments over the rule of the empire Nearchus supported Heracles, Alexander’s son by Barsine – the king’s mistress was now his mother-in-law. Once order broke down he joined Antigonus’ camp, his last mention is as an adviser to Demetrius in 313/2 BC. Nearchus wrote a history of his voyages together with a description of India entitled Indica; this text is now lost, but its contents are known from information included by Strabo and other authors.

An account of his voyage is given in Arrian's own Indica, written in the 2nd century AD. Pliny the Elder wrote. Ancient authorities: Arrian, Anabasis Alexandri, vi. 19, 21. 4, 19, 20, 25: Plutarch, Life of Alexander, 10, 68, 75: Strabo, xv. pp. 721, 725. 104: Justin, xiii. 4. Arrian, The Indica translated by E. Iliff Robson. Pothos.org:Nearchus by Marcus Pailing Livius, Nearchus by Jona Lendering The Trierarchs of Nearchus by livius.org Nearchus the Cretan and the Foundation of Cretopolis

Whiskeyhill Singers

The Whiskeyhill Singers were formed in early 1961 by Dave Guard after he left The Kingston Trio. Guard formed the Singers as an attempt to return to the Trio's earlier roots in folk music; the Singers lasted about six months before disbanding. During that short period the group released one album, Dave Guard & The Whiskeyhill Singers, recorded a number of songs for the soundtrack of How the West Was Won, but only four of these were used in the movie. Although The Kingston Trio had risen in three years from smoky gigs in the San Francisco peninsula's college town fraternity houses and bars to San Francisco's prestigious hungry i and Purple Onion, on to become nationally and internationally well known and successful, Guard felt that by 1961 the Trio's musical style had become fixed and predictable, its performances commercial; the Trio, Guard felt, had lost touch with the folk music roots that brought him to form The Calypsonians, which he had formed with Nick Reynolds and the group which had morphed into The Kingston Quartet and finally with Bob Shane back from Hawaii into the Quartet's successor, The Kingston Trio.

Guard had concerns and conflicts with the way the Trio's publishing earnings were being handled. Those issues, combined with underlying, long simmering resentments and ego clashes between himself and his Trio colleague, former Punahou School classmate Shane over control and leadership of the now successful group that the three had formed, led Guard to leave the group. Shortly thereafter Guard formed the Whiskeyhill Singers with another Punahou high school friend, Cyrus Faryar, the Trio's bassist and musicologist David "Buck" Wheat. In line with Guard's intention to return to folk music, with its uninhibited enthusiasm and vocal harmonies, Faryar suggested the group bring in an acquaintance of his, Judy Henske, to provide a female balance to the male harmonies, in so doing, move definitively away from the Kingston Trio's male-only vocal format. Guard agreed, the Whiskeyhill Singers, with Henske as female lead developed their own innovative, folk music mood and sound. Despite the group's intent to return to folk music along the lines of Pete Seeger's The Weavers, Guard's and Wheat's long association with the Trio and its musical style had an influence on the Singers' own musical style and arrangements.

Complicating matters was the fact that the Trio's rollicking and successful performing style of uninhibited enthusiasm was taken directly from Weavers-style folk music, leading to criticism that the musical style of the Singers was more "Trio-like" than being an original style of their own. At the time that it disbanded, Guard said that The Whiskeyhill Singers had posted a loss of $10,000; the producers of the MGM film How the West Was Won had approached The Kingston Trio to sing folk songs on the soundtrack for the movie. But learning Guard was beginning a new group, they felt the Whiskeyhills' sound, not as commercially slick, better suited their production, they performed several folk songs, "The Erie Canal", "900 Miles", "The Ox Driver", "Raise A Ruckus Tonight". Judy Henske sang lead with the Singers on "Careless Love" and soloed as the unknown singer on "A Railroader's Bride I'll Be". Cyrus Faryar can be heard performing solo on the track "Wanderin'" and Dave Guard on "Poor Wayfarin' Stranger".

The film was nominated for the Academy Award in 1962 for the best Motion Picture Soundtrack. They recorded the main title tune, but once this small group of singers were placed on a soundstage, recording before the full MGM Studio Orchestra, the experience was somewhat overwhelming. The full choir performed the song over the opening credits. Dave Guard is considered to be a important figure of the folk music scene of both the 1950s and 1960s; the Kingston Trio is credited with creating and popularizing eclectic folk and neo-folk music, a form, now being called "world music". David "Buck" Wheat was born in San Antonio, Texas, in 1922. Lived for many years in Sausalito, part of the "Beat" generation, he was a well-known jazz guitarist and bass player with the big dance bands and in 1957 recorded with the Chet Baker Trio on "My Funny Valentine" and "Embraceable You". He is best known as the bass accompanist for The Kingston Trio. Like Dave Guard, Cyrus Faryar attended Punahou School, graduating in 1953.

By 1957 Faryar's avant garde interests led him to establish a "beat" style coffee house in Honolulu. Popularized first in San Francisco's Broadway section, Faryar's Greensleeves coffee house was, like those popularized first by San Francisco's beat generation in the Broadway section of the city, a gathering place for local musicians and writers. Faryar was contacted by Dave Guard about joining a new group to become the Whiskeyhill Singers, before Guard's final appearances with the Trio, he had been performing his solo act at Scottsdale Arizona and received a telephone call from Guard saying that he was leaving the Trio and would arrange to meet with him and Buckwheat when The Kingston Trio was performing a scheduled date at Tempe a few weeks later. By that time Faryar had closed Greensleeves, left Honolulu, established himself in San Diego, California. Faryar agreed, having known Guard from their Punahou days together, having appeared with him in various school drama and musical productions.

Liz Seneff joined The Whiskeyhill Singers in July 1962. Her tenure was brief, as Dave Guard was seeking a home in Sydney Australia and he moved there in October 1962 after winding-up the group. Guard, like his classmate Bob Shane (b. Robert Ca

Karlsplatz (Stachus)

Stachus is a large square in central Munich, southern Germany. The square was named Karlsplatz in 1797 after the unpopular Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria. Munich natives use that name, calling the square instead Stachus, after the pub Beim Stachus, once owned by Eustachius Föderl, located there until construction work for Karlsplatz began; the U-Bahn and S-Bahn announcements use the unofficial name. The most important buildings dominating the square are on the east side of the Karlstor, a gothic gate of the demolished medieval fortifications together with the rondell buildings on both sides of the gate; the gate was first documented in 1301 and called Neuhauser Tor until 1791 when it was renamed Karlstor in honor of Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria. During the summer, a large fountain operates in front of the Karlstor and in winter an open-air ice rink is installed there; the most significant buildings on the opposite west side are the neo-baroque Justizpalast and the Kaufhof, the first postwar department store built in Munich.

A new building is planned for the Hotel Königshof. The underground contains a large shopping center. Between Stachus square and Marienplatz, the main pedestrian area of the city, houses numerous shops and restaurants; the Karlsplatz U-Bahn and S-Bahn station is located below the square. Stachus serves as a hub for the city's tramway system, with a four track tram station located on Altstadtring, the Old Town's orbital road system. Media related to Stachus at Wikimedia Commons 360° View of Stachus Stachus - Video

Khin Wint Wah

Khin Wint Wah is a Burmese actress, commercial model and beauty pageant title holder. She was crowned the Miss Supranational Myanmar 2013 and represented Myanmar at the Miss Supranational 2013 and won four continental titles. Khin was listed in 12 Shortlisted World Top Bell “Most Beautiful Girl of the Year 2013” along with Moe Set Wine, selected by The Beauties Concept. Khin Wint Wah was born on 21 September 1994 in Myanmar to parents Hla Han and Kyi Kyi Swe, she is the youngest daughter of four siblings, having an two older sisters. She attended high school at Basic Education High School No. 2 Bahan. She studied botany at Dagon University until 2nd year and switched to distance education at the Yangon University and graduated with BSc. Botany. Khin competed at the Miss MK Gem 2012 and won "Queen of Beauty Award ", she competed in Miss Supranational Myanmar 2013, held on 21 May 2013 in Yangon. She became the winner of Miss Supranational Myanmar after the competition, she represented Myanmar at the Miss Supranational 2013 pageant, held on 17 August to 6 September in Minsk, along with beauties from 98 other nations.

She was placed in the top 20 and won four continental titles for Miss Internet Award, Most Beauty Girl in the World Award, People Choice Award and Face of Miss Supranational Award. Khin Wint Wah started her acting career, after the competition in Miss Supranational 2013, she made her acting debut with the Burmese film Fairy and Me, where she played the leading role with actor Kaung Pyae, directed by Kyi Phyu Shin in 2014. In 2016, she took on her first big-screen leading role in the romance film Thingyan Pyatike alongside Sai Sai Kham Leng, directed by Maung Myo Min, which screened in Myanmar cinemas on 1 April 2016, she has been acting over 80 direct-to-videos in her acting career. In 2017, she portrayed the female lead in the big-screen film Bridge of Clouds alongside Nay Toe, Tun Tun and Nguyen Tran Huyen My, which premiered in Myanmar cinemas on 13 July 2018. Khin was appointed as brand ambassador for Camella Cosmetic, Daw Win Garment and Line Myanmar in 2014, and appointed as brand ambassador of Oppo from 2015 to 2016, re-appointed as brand ambassador of Oppo for F3 smartphone from 2016 to 2017.

In 2018, she was appointed as brand ambassador for Sofy Eva. In 2013 October, Khin Wint Wah visited the Myanmar Greenland Youth Development Center in Hlegu Township, together with Miss Supranational Myanmar Organization team, donate food and clothes to orphan children, she participated in the concert for the river's flood victims, which erupted in 2015. Collecting funds, donated to flood victims in the effected regions. Over 30 films Over 80 films Khin Wint Wah on Facebook Khin Wint Wah on Instagram

Giulio Monteverde

Giulio Monteverde was an Italian naturalist sculptor and teacher. Monteverde was born in Bistagno and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, he became a professor there. Among his students were Lola Mora and Victor de Pol, who both developed significant public work in Buenos Aires, he was made an Officer in the Legion d'Honneur in 1878 and an Italian Senator in 1889. He died in Rome in 1917. Bambini che giocano con il gatto, Monument to Raffaele Pratolongo, – Genoa, Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno Colombo giovinetto Genio di Franklin Jenner colto nell'atto di inoculare il vaccino del vaiolo al proprio figlio – Rome, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna Monument to Giuseppe Mazzini – Buenos Aires, Argentina Cristo morto – Buenos Aires, Recoleta Cemetery, Argentina Monument to Francesco Oneto – Genoa, Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno Angelo della Resurrezione – Genoa, Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno Tomba Celle – Genoa, Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno Idealità e materialismo – Rome, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna Il pensiero – Rome, Vittoriano Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II – RovigoTwo of his angel statues are among the most copied in the world of funerary art.

There are three of the Resurrection Angel in the New York City area, three of the Angel of the Night in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Monteverde created a Resurrection Angel for his own family tomb in Verano Cemetery in Rome; the corresponding article in the Italian Wikipedia as it stood on 6 August 2006 Giulio Monteverde The gipsoteca of Giulio Monteverde in Bistagno "Giulio Monteverdi". La Scultura Italiana. Archived from the original on 2006-12-08. Retrieved 2007-03-14. Statue of Giuseppe Saracco, Acqui Terme

A Silent Voice (film)

A Silent Voice: The Movie is a 2016 Japanese animated teen drama film produced by Kyoto Animation, directed by Naoko Yamada and written by Reiko Yoshida, featuring character designs by Futoshi Nishiya and music by Kensuke Ushio. It is based on the manga of the same name illustrated by Yoshitoki Ōima; the film premiered in Japan on September 17, 2016, worldwide between February and June 2017. Japanese teenager Shoya Ishida intends to commit suicide. Changing his mind at the last minute, he recalls his days in elementary school and the events that have led him here. A new student named, she tries to integrate with the class but ends up annoying Shoya and his friends, so they start to bully her. When word of the bullying reaches the principal, Shoya is singled out as the culprit. Soon, the class's bullying is directed toward him, subjecting him to the same treatment he gave Shoko. Shoya blames Shoko, the two get into a physical altercation, she is subsequently transferred to another school. He finds Shoko's notebook, which she left behind, keeps it.

Now in high school, Shoya is a social reject. He blocks out the faces of those around him, unable to look them in the eye. Tomohiro Nagatsuka, another loner, befriends Shoya. Shoya visits the sign language center, returns Shoko's notebook to her in the hopes of making amends and reveals he has learned sign language; the two begin meeting at a bridge to feed bread to koi. One day and Shoko accidentally drop Shoko's notebook into a river, they jump in to retrieve it, prohibited. Yuzuru Nishimiya, Shoko's younger sister, secretly takes a photo of Shoya jumping in and posts it online. Shoya is suspended. Shoya finds Yuzuru, who ran away from home, brings her to stay at his house; when she leaves in the middle of the night, Shoya follows and tells her that he is remorseful for the way he treated Shoko. The sisters' mother, Yaeko Nishimiya, slaps Shoya in the face before bringing Yuzuru inside. Shoya and Shoko reunite with Miyoko Sahara, a classmate from elementary school, friendly to Shoko. Shoko gives Shoya a gift and confesses her feelings for him, but because she tries to speak her affections rather than signing them out, Shoya does not understand her.

Shoya invites her to an amusement park with Tomohiro, Miki Kawai and Satoshi Mashiba. There, another classmate from elementary school, Naoka Ueno, drags Shoko into a ferris wheel. Naoka voices her feelings of hatred for Shoko, whom Naoka blames for creating a rift between her and Shoya. At school, desperate to remain blameless for her part in bullying Shoko, Miki exposes Shoya's past to the students who were oblivious to it; the group has a heated confrontation. Shoya goes back to the bridge to meet Shoko but ends up seeing Yuzuru, whose grandmother had just died recently. To cheer Shoko up, Shoya takes her to the countryside, where he begins to understand how much she blames herself for everything that has happened to him. Desperate to change her mindset, Shoya contrives to meet with the sisters. During the fireworks festival, Shoko goes home under the guise of finishing some schoolwork. Shoya follows; when he arrives, he finds Shoko about to commit suicide. Shoya succeeds in grabbing her and pulls her back up.

He slips into a coma. One night, Shoko dreams about receiving a farewell visit from Shoya. Horrified, she runs to the bridge. Shoya, awakening from his coma, finds her there, he apologizes for the way. He asks her to stop blaming herself and admits that, while he once considered ending his own life, he has since decided against it. Shoya asks her to help him continue to live; when Shoya goes to the school festival with Shoko, he finds out how much his new friends still care for him, they reconcile. During the festival, Shoya is able to look at other people's faces again and looks around at his family and all the new friends he has made, he cries, realizing he has obtained redemption and has found forgiveness at last. Shoya Ishida Voiced by: Miyu Irino, Mayu Matsuoka, he becomes the victim of bullying. Now a social outcast, he strives to make amends with Shoko. Shoko Nishimiya Voiced by: Saori Hayami. Yuzuru Nishimiya Voiced by: Aoi Yūki. Tomohiro Nagatsuka Voiced by: Kenshō Ono. Naoka Ueno Voiced by: Yūki Kaneko.

Miyoko Sahara Voiced by: Yui Ishikawa. Miki Kawai Voiced by: Megumi Han.