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Panacea

In Greek mythology, Panacea was a goddess of universal remedy and the daughter of Asclepius and Epione. Panacea and her four sisters each performed a facet of Apollo's art: Panacea Hygieia Iaso Aceso Aglæa/Ægle Panacea had four brothers—Podaleirus, one of the two kings of Tricca, skilled in diagnostics, Machaon, the other king of Tricca, a master surgeon. However, portrayals of the family were not consistent. Panacea may have been an independent goddess before being absorbed into the Asclepius myth. Panacea traditionally had a potion with which she healed the sick; this brought about the concept of the panacea in medicine, a substance meant to cure all diseases. The term is used figuratively as meaning "Something used to solve all problems". Panacea is mentioned at the opening of the Hippocratic Oath: Ὄμνυμι Ἀπόλλωνα ἰητρὸν καὶ Ἀσκληπιὸν καὶ Ὑγείαν καὶ Πανάκειαν καὶ θεοὺς πάντας τε καὶ πάσας ἵστορας ποιεύμενος ἐπιτελέα ποιήσειν κατὰ δύναμιν καὶ κρίσιν ἐμὴν ὅρκον τόνδε καὶ ξυγγραφὴν τήνδε. I swear, calling upon Apollo the physician and Asclepius and Panaceia and all the gods and goddesses as witnesses, that I will fulfill this oath and this contract according to my ability and judgment.

A river in Thrace/Moesia took its name from the goddess, is still known in modern Bulgaria as the river Zlatna Panega

Sammy Davis Jr. at Town Hall

Sammy Davis Jr. at Town Hall is a 1959 live album by Sammy Davis Jr. recorded at The Town Hall in Manhattan. "Something's Gotta Give" – 1:35 "And This Is My Beloved" – 2:20 "Hey There" – 2:00 "My Funny Valentine" – 2:06 "It's All Right with Me" – 5:40 "But Not For Me" – 3:10 "Ethel, Baby" – 2:00 "Too Close for Comfort" – 1:20 "My Heart Is So Full Of You" – 3:22 "Ol' Man River" – 3:37 "Chicago" – 1:45 "How High the Moon" - 5:04 Impersonations: "Nature Boy"/"Because of You" (eden ahbez/ – 3:43 Sammy Davis Jr. – vocals Morty Stevensarranger, conductor

The Ship of the Dead

The Ship of Dead is a young-adult fantasy novel based on Norse mythology written by American author Rick Riordan. It is the third and final novel in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy, preceded by The Hammer of Thor, it was released on October 2017 by Disney-Hyperion, an imprint of Disney Book Group. The novel is narrated in the first-person view by Magnus Chase, 16-year-old demigod and homeless orphan, he and his crew sail to the farthest borders of Jotunheim and Niflheim in pursuit of Asgard's greatest threat. Magnus Chase receives an ocean survival jumping lesson from Percy Jackson, a Greek demigod, his cousin Annabeth Chase's boyfriend; the latter advises him. Alex Fierro and Magnus travel to the Chase Mansion, where they recover notes scribbled by Randolph at different points of time. Alex feels. After reaching Valhalla, Magnus summons a ship gifted by his father Frey. Mallory Keen, Halfborn Gunderson, Thomas Jefferson Jr. Samirah al-Abbas and Alex accompany Magnus, while they plan to pick up Blitzen and Hearthstone along the way.

The crew's talk is heard by the Nine Billow Maidens, who take them to the court of Aegir, where they discover Hearth and Blitz are held prisoner and that Aegir was once humiliated by Loki himself in a flyting. Aegir's eldest daughter realizes Magnus' identity though funnily, from his previous encounter with her mother Ran. Upon being threatened, Magnus swears by his troth to defeat Loki in a flyting contest and to avenge Aegir's humiliation, the Sea God tells them to escape while he isn't looking and the crew is attacked by Aegir's nine daughters, they escape with the help of Magnus' grandfather Njord who appears though he is unwelcome but respected. Njord tells Magnus that the only way to defeat Loki is by drinking Kvasir's mead; the crew continue on their journey, with Blitz and Hearth travelling separately to retrieve Bolverk's whetstone. As the crew heads to York, the backstories of the members are revealed. Mallory died disarming a bomb in Ireland. Samirah fasts during the Ramadan season.

The crew arrives at Old York, where they duel with the giant Hrungnir for the location of Kvasir's Mead. They get the information that they need that the Kvasir Mead is in Norway. Magnus has a word battle on board Naglfar in which he wins not by insulting Loki but making his teamwork evident and his words make Loki shrink due to his evident faults and says that among the midst of thousands, he is alone, as his loyal wife Sigyn disappears from his side. Magnus wins due to which Loki reduces to the size of a nut and is imprisoned in a walnut given earlier by Frigg. Magnus and their friends travel back to Valhalla to meet their godly parents who congratulate them for defeating Loki and delaying the Ragnarok for which he is rewarded with a boon from Lord Odin. Magnus asks Odin to lend him his lawyers so that he could convert his mansion to an orphanage and home for the homeless, he calls Annabeth and tells her his adventure and notices her, sobbing. Magnus Chase - 16-year-old son of Frey who dies in the first few chapters but becomes an einherjar.

He is Annabeth Chase's cousin, but last saw her when he was young. He has healing and regeneration powers, resistance to extreme temperatures, other magical abilities; as a human, he gains extreme strength and endurance after his death. Samirah Al-Abbas - The Valkyrie who brought Magnus to Hotel Valhalla. A daughter of Loki, she emigrated from Iraq with her family and is descended from a medieval Arab traveler and historian who wrote an important account about living among the Vikings, she is stripped of her powers as a Valkyrie as a result of her choice to make Magnus an einherjar, but is reinstated by Odin himself. She is a practicing Muslim, she carries an ax and a green hijab, which doubles as a camouflage cloak. She is engaged to Amir Fadlan. Hearthstone - A friend of Magnus, he is an alf. He is deaf-mute, but can read lips, he had an abusive childhood, with parents. In exchange for working for Mimir, he received the ability to work rune magic. Blitzen - Another friend of Magnus, a svartalf, he is the son of Freya.

He and Hearth watched over Magnus. Blitz's father was killed by Fenris when he was a child, after an attempt to replace the Fenris Wolf's bindings. Blitz is a master fashion advisor. He, like Hearth, once worked for Mimir. Mallory Audrey Keen - Mallory Keen was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland to Frigg and an unnamed man. Mallory had a poor relationship with her father due to his alcoholism. On 21 July 1972, which became known as Bloody Friday, Loki disguised himself as one of Mallory's friends and tricked her into installing a car bomb on a school bus, claiming that soldiers were onboard instead of children, her mother, knowing Mallory would die, appeared to her disguised as an old hag and convinced her to disarm the bomb, giving her two knives. The car bomb blew up, killing Mallory, but since she died a heroic death with a weapon in her hand, she was taken to Valhalla. Halfborn Gunderson - A berserker extraordinaire, Gunderson left his hometown Flam to gain riches and glor

The Dukes (film)

The Dukes is a 2008 comedy-drama film about a group of has-been musicians who attempt a bank heist. The film was directed by Robert Davi, stars Chazz Palminteri, Peter Bogdanovich and Elya Baskin. Chazz Palminteri as George Robert Davi as Danny Peter Bogdanovich as Lou Frank D'Amico as Armond Elya Baskin as Murph Miriam Margolyes as Aunt Vee Melora Hardin as Diane Bruce Weltz as Toulio Eloise DeJoria as Katherine Joseph Campanella as Giovanni Zorro Dominic Scott Kay as Brion Elaine Hendrix as Stephanie Alphonse Mouzone as Alphonse Joyce Westergarrd as Suzette John Prosky as Brad The Dukes on IMDb The Dukes at Rotten Tomatoes Variety review

Gellerup

Gellerup is a neighborhood of the Brabrand district in the city of Aarhus, Denmark. The neighborhood was a suburb that has now merged with the city and it is characterized by several natural attractions, detached house sectors, highrise apartments and an industrial park; the name Gellerup is commonly used to refer to the large residential area and housing project of the Gellerup Plan located within the neighborhood and comprising several residential areas including Toveshøj and the Gellerup park. The project houses people from many places in the world. To address housing problems that emerged in the late 1960s, Brabrand Housing Cooperative initiated and financed the Gellerup Plan, it was designed by architects Knud Blach Petersen and Mogens Harbo, who were influenced by the functionalistic ideas of Le Corbusier. The Gellerup Plan was constructed between 1968 and 1972, contained a total of 2,448 apartments in two neighbouring sectors and Toveshøj, with 1,824 and 624 apartments respectively. Though the buildings are characterized by high rise concrete apartments, constructed from the usual large prefabricated concrete slabs, the project has a unique architectural value.

The Gellerup Plan is the largest housing project in Denmark, with 8,000 residents, but was planned to house more than twice as many people in 6,000 apartments. The Gellerup Plan and its facilities, was all built as an architectural and functional unit, that at the same time makes it work as a self-supporting satellite city; this includes schools, sports facilities, a local waste incineration plant supplying central heating, a church, a library and a large mall that offered a post office, dentist, doctors and grocery stores, restaurants, cafés, hairdressing saloons and a cinema among other stores and facilities. All these stores and structures were owned and administered democratically by the residents themselves through the Brabrand Housing Cooperative, based on a socialist idea; this ownership and administrative structure has changed somewhat since these early years, for various reasons, but the architectural aspects remains. The individual apartments of the Gellerup Plan were large, with open space between the blocks.

They came equipped with bathrooms and central heating, where the energy is generated from the local waste incineration plant, collecting daily waste through a special tube system, reaching every apartment. This was all considered luxurious for the vast majority of Aarhus citizens in the early 1960s; the mall now known as City Vest, was designed by the architectural firm of Tougård and the engineering company Nieport & Co. In its early days, the mall was named Gellerup Center and the buildings stood finished in 1972. A two-story building, with 45,000 m2 of floor space, it was at the time the largest mall in Denmark, was owned in part by the Brabrand Housing Cooperative, it is now the third largest. Gellerup Center made great profits but some of it was invested unwisely, other communally owned elements of the housing projects were less successful; the cooperative sold their shares, the Gellerup Center went bankrupt in 1976. The insurance company Baltica bought the Gellerup Center for kr 125.7 million, redeveloped the building in 1980.

The mall's name was changed to City Vest. Today, City Vest is owned by Danica Pension and managed by Norwegian-based shopping centre company Steen & Strøm. Bazar Vest is a bazaar in the northern part of The Gellerup Plan and developed by Danish building company Olav de Linde with shops, rented by immigrants; the bazar has won the'Erhvervslivets Ridderkors' prize for their efforts and successes in enculturation in 2006. After a 9,000 m² expansion in 2009, it now houses around 110 stands and Bazar Vest claims in its website to have around 30,000 visitors each week; the Grimhøj mosque is located in the area of Gellerup. The imams at the mosque have stirred controversy, they have taught that being unfaithful to a partner should be punished with stoning or whipping, as per Sharia law. During the summer of 2014, an imam from the Grimhøj mosque, Abu Bilal, visited a mosque in Berlin, where he asked for God to destroy all "Zionist Jews" during a Friday prayer; as the prayer was filmed, German authorities found imam Abu Bilal guilty of hate speech and issued a €10,000 fine.

The imams and former chairman of the mosque Oussama El-Saadi have expressed sympathies for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in several Danish media, including a 2014 DR TV documentary. In 2014, regional police authorities found that of the 27 individuals who had travelled from the Gellerup area to participate in the war in Syria and Iraq, 22 had been visitors to Grimhøj mosque. In 2015, politicians called for the mosque to be closed. After public criticism, the mosque changed its policies, advising worshippers against participating a war where Muslims fight other Muslims. Danish authorities gave the mosque part of the credit for war recruitment having dropped. In 2016, journalists visited the mosque with a hidden camera, where imam Abu Bilal preached that women who were unfaithful to their husbands should be stoned to death or whipped, infidels should be killed. For many years, Muslim organizations have worked towards building a mosque in Gellerup; the project is still in the planning and fundraising phase, but has caused debate and demonstrations both for and against in Aarhus and Denmark.

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Sun Yueh

Sun Yueh was a Taiwanese actor. Born in Yuyao, Zhejiang on 26 October 1930, he moved to Taiwan in 1949. Sun appeared in his first film in 1962, retired in 1989. Over the course of his career, he received the Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1968, the Golden Horse Award for Best Leading Actor in 1983. Sun stopped smoking after his baptism as a Christian in 1981, in life became a humanitarian known for his work with the John Tung Foundation, he cautioned youth against the use of tobacco, drew attention to ailments related to smoking, namely chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In 2010, Sun received a Golden Horse Award for special contributions. Sun underwent treatment for gallstones and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at National Taiwan University Hospital in March 2018, died of sepsis and multiple organ failure on 1 May 2018 at the age of 87; the Ammunition Hunters Legend of the Mountain Raining in the Mountain Fantasy Mission Force Papa, Can You Hear Me Sing Old Mao's Second Spring City on Fire Pedicab Driver Sun Yueh on IMDb Sun Yueh at the Hong Kong Movie DataBase