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Oeneus

In Greek mythology, Oeneus was a Calydonian king. He introduced wine-making to Aetolia, which he learned from Dionysus and the first who received a vine-plant from the same god. Oeneus was the son of King Porthaon and Euryte, thus, brother of Agrius, Melas and Sterope, he married Althaea and became the father of Deianeira, Toxeus, Periphas, Thyreus, Eurymede and Perimede. See Meleagrids. Oeneus was the father of Tydeus and Melanippus or Olenias by Periboea, daughter of Hipponous, though Tydeus was exiled from Aetolia and appears in myths concerning Argos. According to Pausanias, Mothone was a daughter of Oeneus by a concubine. In some accounts, Polyxo was called the sister of Meleager and thus, can be counted among the daughters of Oeneus. Oeneus slew his son Toxeus by his own hand; when Dionysus had come as a guest to Oineus he fell in love with Althaea and the king realizing this, he voluntarily left the city and pretended to be performing sacred rites. But Dionysus laid with Althaea. To Oineus, because of his generous hospitality, he gave the vine as a gift, showed him how to plant it, decreed that its fruit should be called oinos from the name of his host.

Since Oineus had made sacrifices yearly to all the gods during the harvest ceremonies, but had omitted to honor Artemis, in anger she sent a boar of immense size to lay waste the district of Calydon. He sent out his son Meleager who promised that he would go with chosen leaders to attack the Calydonian Boar. So began the Calydonian Hunt during which the boar was killed by Atalanta and Meleager. However, an argument began as to who should take the boar's skin as a prize: Meleager gave it to Atalanta, but two of his maternal uncles, sons of Thestius, wanted the trophy for themselves, claiming that it belonged to them by the right of birth if Meleager did not want it. Meleager, in rage, killed them, which resulted in a war between the Calydonians and the Curetes, in which all of Oeneus' sons, including Meleager, fell; when Hipponoüs of Olenus, angered at his daughter Periboea because she claimed that she was with child by Ares, sent her away into Aetolia to Oeneus with orders for him to do away with him at the first opportunity.

Oeneus, who had lost son and wife, was unwilling to slay Periboea, but married her instead and begat a son Tydeus. The sons of Oeneus' brother Agrius deposed him but Diomedes, his grandson through Tydeus, put Oeneus back on the Calydonian throne. Oeneus either died of natural causes or was killed by the surviving sons of Agrius who laid an ambush against him while Diomedes was transporting him to Peloponessus, he was buried in Argos by Diomedes, a town was named Oenoe after him. Antoninus Liberalis, The Metamorphoses of Antoninus Liberalis translated by Francis Celoria. Online version at the Topos Text Project. Diodorus Siculus, The Library of History translated by Charles Henry Oldfather. Twelve volumes. Loeb Classical Library. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. Vol. 3. Books 4.59–8. Online version at Bill Thayer's Web Site Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca Historica. Vol 1-2. Immanel Bekker. Ludwig Dindorf. Friedrich Vogel. in aedibus B. G. Teubneri. Leipzig. 1888-1890. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.

Gaius Julius Hyginus, Fabulae from The Myths of Hyginus translated and edited by Mary Grant. University of Kansas Publications in Humanistic Studies. Online version at the Topos Text Project. Pausanias, Description of Greece with an English Translation by W. H. S. Jones, Litt. D. and H. A. Ormerod, M. A. in 4 Volumes. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio. 3 vols. Leipzig, Teubner. 1903. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library. Pseudo-Apollodorus, The Library with an English Translation by Sir James George Frazer, F. B. A. F. R. S. in 2 Volumes, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Greek text available from the same website

Clay Township, Owen County, Indiana

Clay Township is one of thirteen townships in Owen County, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,600 and it contained 1,083 housing units. Clay Township was named for Kentucky statesman Henry Clay; the Ennis Archaeological Site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of all land. Braysville at 39.211712°N 86.77445°W / 39.211712. Spencer-Owen Community Schools State House District 46 State Senate District 39 "Clay Township, Owen County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-23. United States Census Bureau 2009 TIGER/Line Shapefiles IndianaMap Indiana Township Association United Township Association of Indiana City-Data.com page for Clay Township

Albert Risso

Albert J. Risso, GMH was a Gibraltarian trade unionist and politician, he was the first president of the Association for the Advancement of Civil Rights in Gibraltar. Albert Risso was one of the first political activists in the British territory of Gibraltar. At a young age, he was one of the campaigners for the involvement of the Gibraltarian civilian population in governing the colony. In 1919, he was one of the members of a so-called "deputation of working men" who went to London to meet the Secretary of State for the Colonies and ask for the creation of a representative body that could succeed the Sanitary Commission, an unelected body whose members belonging to the upper class, were nominated by the Governor; the campaign, driven by the trade unions, brought about the creation of the Gibraltar City Council in 1921. By the start of World War II, Risso was a City Council employee; when most of Gibraltar's civilian population was evacuated, Risso was one of the few Gibraltarians that remained on The Rock.

In September 1942, a group of fellow Gibraltarians and workers, led by Risso came together to form the AACR, an association advocating the Gibraltarians' civil rights. Risso was president of the AACR from 1942 to 1948, when he was succeeded by former vicepresident, Joshua Hassan. In 1947, he was appointed president of the Gibraltar Confederation of Labour, a trade union created to represent the AACR's rank and file working class supporters. Risso was continuously reelected member of the Gibraltar Legislative Council during the 1950s and early 1960s, as candidate of the AACR, he was elected in 1950, 1953, 1956, 1959 and 1964. Risso stood for election for all AACR candidatures to the City Council and to the Legislative Council first, the House of Assembly until the 1970s, he was a member of the Constitutional Conference which drafted the Gibraltar's first constitution. In the 1980s, Risso was offered a decoration. However, he refused on the grounds of his egalitarian ideals. In 2004, Risso was posthumously granted the Gibraltar Award by the Self Determination for Gibraltar Group for his contribution to Gibraltar as a civil rights activist and politician.

On 22 February 2005 the Government of Gibraltar announced that a proposed senior citizens building at Waterport in Gibraltar was to be named Albert Risso House following his enormous contribution to public life. Upon the creation of the Gibraltar Medallion of Honour in 2008, Albert Risso was posthumously awarded the Medallion and therefore was recorded in the Gibraltar Roll of Honour. Stephen Constantine. Community and identity; the making of modern Gibraltar since 1704. Manchester University Press. ISBN 978-0-7190-8054-8

St. John's Episcopal Church (Roanoke, Virginia)

St. John's Episcopal Church is a historic Episcopal church in Roanoke, United States, it was built in 1891–1892, is a Gothic style blue-gray limestone church designed by Charles M. Burns of Philadelphia, it has a nave-plan with side aisles, a corner bell tower, a sacristy wing, a transverse chapel and narthex to the rear. The nave features a hammerbeam roof and wooden arcading and is illuminated by stained glass windows in the clerestory and side aisle walls including several by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Attached to the church by a stone addition built in 1958, is a Tudor Revival style Parish House built in 1923. A church history was printed during the centennial of the building."The Church in Roanoke" is a historical sermon, preached by invitation on the occasion of the opening of Christ Church, Roanoke, 14 December 1902, repeated in St. John's Church, Jefferson Street and Elm Avenue, February 8, 1914, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. Saint John's Episcopal Church, South Jefferson Street & Elm Avenue, Roanoke City, VA: 1 photo and 1 photo caption page at Historic American Buildings Survey

Social Security Board (Myanmar)

The Social Security Board administers Myanmar's social security programs, including benefits and contributions. SSB provides social security programs for public employees, including members of the civil service, state boards, state corporations, municipal authorities and military personnel, as well as employees in limited private sector industries, including commerce, ports and oilfields; the board operates 92 social security clinics. SSB was established under the Social Security Act of 1954, which implemented a social security scheme covering employees working for firms employing over 5 employees, including state-owned, private and joint ventures; the social security scheme is contributory, with 2.5% of contributions coming from the employer, 1.5% by the employee, a capital investment by the government. On 31 August 2012, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw enacted the Social Security Law of 2012, which introduced benefit systems for invalids, the elderly and unemployed individuals. Social Security Board

Marek Plawgo

Marek Plawgo is a Polish athlete. He competes in the 400 meters hurdles, but he starts in the 400 meters and the 4 x 400 meters relay. Although Plawgo lives in Bytom, he represents KS Warszawianka Warszawa, his most important event is the 400 meters hurdles. He is the holder of the national record of Poland with 48.12s. Gained during the 2007 World Championships in Osaka. Plawgo holds the Polish indoor record in the flat 400 meters with his time of 45.39, achieved during the 2002 European Indoor Championships in Vienna. He's a multiple-time champion of Poland in the 400 meters hurdles. In this event, the KS Warszawianka athlete finished the national championships first in 2001, 2003 and in the years 2005–2009. Before starting the professional career, in 2000, Plawgo won the gold medal at the World Junior Championships in Santiago de Chile and finished third with his colleagues from the 4x400 meters relay. Several months in Osaka, the 19-year-old Pole gained a great time of 48.16s and broke the national record of Paweł Januszewski.

The achievement was repeated by Plawgo in the semi-final of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. At the 2002 European Indoor Championships in Vienna, the Pole was first in the 400 meters and won another gold in the 4x400 meters relay; the line-up of the Polish relay was Plawgo, Piotr Rysiukiewicz, Artur Gąsiewski and Robert Maćkowiak. One year at the European U-23 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Plawgo finished first with a good result of 48.45s. Quite disappointing for Plawgo could be the 2004 Summer Olympics; the sportsman from Bytom was one of the Polish medal hopes. However, the best he could achieve was the 6th place in the Olympic Final. Plawgo was a member of the Polish 4x400 meters relay which didn't manage to qualify to the final and was classified on the 10th position. During the 2006 European Championships in Goeteborg, Plawgo won a silver medal in the 400 meters hurdles, his result in the final was 48.71s. One year in June, the Pole finished second at the Super League in Munich; the winner, Periklís Iakovákis, was disqualified by the judges but the decision was altered and the Greek remained first.

The biggest success of Plawgo in the professional career was achieved in 2007, during the World Championships in Osaka. The Japanese city, in which he set the national record in 2000, remained lucky for the hurdler and he finished the competitions with two bronze medals. First of them was won in the 400 meters hurdles; the Pole was outpaced only by the Dominicanian legend Felix Sanchez and magnificent Kerron Clement who finished first with 47.61s. Establishing the best 2007 result in this event. Plawgo broke his own record of Poland with 48.12s. The Polish 4x400 meters relay was third in the final with 3:00:05, losing to the USA and Bahamas; the final line-up was Plawgo, Daniel Dąbrowski and Kacper Kozłowski. After the championships in Osaka, Plawgo won three meetings; the most valuable victory was the first position at the Golden League meeting in Berlin, with 49.01s. The most successful year in the'81 born sportsman's career was crowned by winning the IAAF World Final in Stuttgart with satisfying 48.36s.

Plawgo was granted the prize of the best athlete of September 2007 by the European Association of Athletics. He was classified on the second position by "Track and Fields News" magazine in their ranking of the best 400 meters hurdles runners in 2007 and on the third place in the IAAF world ranking. What's more, Plawgo came 7th in the contest of "Przegląd Sportowy" and was the winner of "Złote Kolce" contest in 2007. Before the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, Plawgo became a medal hope of Polish fans again. Several weeks before the Olympic Games beginning, the Polish athlete caught an injury of his foot, which complicated his preparations to the most significant competitions of the season. Plawgo made a good impression in Beijing, he repeated his'2004 performance and finished 6th with 48.52s. Polish records in athletics Marek Plawgo at World Athletics