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Points race

A points race is a mass start track cycling event involving large numbers of riders on track. It was an Olympic event for men between 1984–2008 and for women 1996–2008. Starting in 2012, the points race is one of the omnium events in the Olympics; this race can be one of the more confusing races to watch for less familiar viewers. Put it is a race over a long distance, with 40 km for men and 25 km for women in UCI championships. A sprint is held every ten laps, with 5, 3, 2, 1 point being awarded to the top four finishers in each sprint; the winner of the race is the one to have the most points at the end of the race. In addition to the sprints, any riders managing to lap the main field are awarded an extra 20 points; this is therefore a popular way of gaining the points required to win the race and leads to many such attempts to gain a lap during the race. Different tactics can be employed to win the race; some riders may sit back in the main bunch conserving energy, only attacking for the sprints to gain points.

Other riders may attempt to try to defend the advantage. The most common breakaways seen in the points race are groups of two to five riders, sharing the work to enable them to gain a lap. Although it is a difficult feat to gain the lap on your own, it is not uncommon for the top riders to be able to do this in order to win the race. At the Olympic Games and World Championships qualification is determined by performance at the World Cup Classics events throughout the season. At the World Cup Classics meetings there are two heats taking place to decide qualification for the final; these are half the race distance of the final. The snowball is a variation on the points race where every sprint, only the first-place finisher is awarded any points; the number of points awarded increases with each sprint: the first sprint gives one point, the second gives two points, the third gives three points, etc. The sprints are more frequent than in the normal points race, can happen every lap or every two laps.

In the case of a tie, the order of the final sprint is used to break the tie. The point-a-lap is, as its name would imply, a variation on the points race where a single point is awarded to the first rider to finish each lap. More points are awarded on the final lap, going several riders deep; the tempo race is the 2nd event of the new Omnium format, it lasts 7.5 km for women and 10 km for men. During this race one point is awarded to the first rider each lap from the end of the 5th lap. If one rider gains a lap, they score 20 points, if they lose a lap, they lose 20 points

Jyotibacha Navas

Jyotibacha Navas is a Marathi movie released on 15 April 1975. Produced by M. S. Salvi and directed by Kamlakar Torne the movie shows the effect of love and how it can turn a piece of coal into a diamond, it is a family drama. D. S. P. Salvi has been transferred to Kolhapur for the sole purpose of apprehending the dreaded dacoit Sarjerao, famous for his ruthless and inhuman acts as well as his innovative methods of theft. Padmaja, Salvi's daughter, tells him, she decides to trap him using her charms. But in the process falls in love and elopes with him. An enraged Salvi goes to Lord Jyotiba the family deity and takes a vow that he will visit the Lord only after he has put a bullet in the chest of his son in law, while minutes ago Sarjerao had taken a vow to build a school building for the village children; the cast includes: Suryakant Vikram Gokhale Padma Chavan Rajshekar Bhalchandra Kulkarni Dhumal Vatsala Deshmukh Ramchandra Varde Dinkar Inamdar The music is provided by Sudhir Phadke and lyrics by Jagdish Khebudkar.

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The Winter Anthology

The Winter Anthology, published online since 2009, is an annual collection of literature. It has a particular, consistent editorial vision, informed by an elegiac perspective on the humanities; the editors call this perspective: "A will to sustain the analog humanities as long as possible without naïveté regarding their eclipse by newer paradigms."Michael Rutherglen writes: "The project is a vehicle for writings that continue to privilege density, precision... sensitivity to the numinous. The editors contend that nowhere else in print or on the web can such a concentration of these particular values be found... writings collected in The Winter Anthology are neither sentimental atavisms nor naïve attempts at reconstruction. Rather, they are elegies for art and artists, some explicit, many more implicit..."The anthology has published such poets as Yves Bonnefoy, Lucie Brock-Broido, Jack Gilbert, Charles Wright, such critics as Bruno Latour, Roberto Calasso, Jean Baudrillard, such fiction writers as Karl Ove Knausgård and Magdalena Tulli.

The anthology was founded in 2009 by T. Zachary Cotler, Michael Rutherglen, Brandon Krieg, Olivia Clare. Lee Posna joined the editors in 2016; the anthology has held an annual writing contest since 2011. List of literary magazines Official website

Đorđe Balašević

Đorđe Balašević is a prominent Serbian and former Yugoslav recording artist and singer-songwriter. Balašević started his career in the 1977 as a member of the pop rock band Žetva, before leaving to form the pop rock band Rani Mraz. After releasing two albums, Rani Mraz disbanded, Balašević started a successful solo career, spanning up to the present. While his initial works were pop rock-oriented, in his career he used elements of rock and folk music, while his lyrics dealt with romantic, humorous or political and social themes. Balašević was born to a Serbian father, Jovan Balašević, to Veronika Dolenec, half Hungarian, half Croatian from Rasinja near Koprivnica, Croatia, he has Jasna. His grandfather's surname was Balašev, but in 1941 the grandfather changed it to Balašević; the younger Balašević grew up on Jovan Cvijić street in Novi Sad, in the same house where he lives. He started writing poetry in primary school, he left high school in the third year but managed to get a high school diploma as part-time student and passed the preliminary exam for the university study of geography.

He never graduated from the university. Instead, he joined the band Žetva in 1977. After Balašević joined the group, Žetva recorded a humororus tango-oriented hit single "U razdeljak te ljubim", sold in more than 180,000 copies. In 1978, he left Žetva and, together with Verica Todorović, formed the band Rani Mraz; the band had its début at the 1978 music festival in Opatija with the song "Moja prva ljubav". Rani Mraz had unsteady lineup, but managed to gain huge popularity with Balašević's pop rock-oriented songs released on 7" singles. During 1978, former Suncokret members Biljana Krstić and Bora Đorđević joined the band, together they recorded "Računajte na nas", written by Balašević, a song which celebrated the youth's adoption of the communist revolution; the song became popular with both the communist authorities and the people, becoming an anthem of the Yugoslav youth. After just few months of cooperation, Verica Todorović and Bora Đorđević left the band, so Biljana Krstić and Balašević recorded Rani Mraz's first album Mojoj mami umesto maturske slike u izlogu with the help of studio musicians.

At the 1979 Split Festival, Balašević won the first prize with the single "Panonski mornar". A few months Rani Mraz sold out Belgrade's Dom Sindikata Hall eight times in a row. In 1980, Balašević served in the Yugoslav People's Army in Zagreb and Požarevac, where he had a role in the TV show Vojnici, but found time to write song "Zbog tebe" for Zdravko Čolić and lyrics for several songs recorded on Srebrna krila album Ja sam samo jedan od mnogih s gitarom. By the end of 1980, Balašević and Krstić released their second and final album under the name Rani Mraz, with a symbolic title Odlazi cirkus; the album reaffirmed Balašević's status and delivered several hit songs, one of them being "Priča o Vasi Ladačkom" which went on to become one of Balašević's signature songs. However, Rani Mraz dissolved shortly afterwards. Balašević started his solo career in 1982 with the album Pub, well received, bringing hits "Boža zvani Pub", "Pesma o jednom petlu", "Lepa protina kći" and "Ratnik paorskog srca".

The album was produced by Josip Boček, who would produce Balašević's following two releases. Shortly after, Balašević had a role in the TV series Pop Ćira i pop Spira, recorded after Stevan Sremac's novel of the same title, he spent the winter of 1982–1983 on a tour, during which he sold out Belgrade's Sava Centar hall for the first time. His Sava Center concerts would become his trademark in years to follow. At the time, he wrote the song "Hej, čarobnjaci, svi su vam đaci" for the football club Red Star Belgrade. In December 1983, Balašević released the album Celovečernji the Kid, which featured hits "Svirajte mi'Jesen stiže, dunjo moja'", "Neko to od gore vidi sve", "Blues mutne vode", "Lunjo" and "Don Francisco Long Play"; the following album, 003, was released in 1985, brought hits "Slovenska", "Al' se nekad dobro jelo", "Badnje veče" and "Olivera". In 1986, Balašević released the album Bezdan, which brought hits "Ne lomite mi bagrenje", "Bezdan" and "Ne volim januar". On this album Balašević worked with musicians which would become his live and studio support in the following years for the first time.

The record was produced by Đorđe Petrović and arrangements were done by Aleksandar Dujin. Those two would be the key associates of Balašević in the following years, they became the backbone of Balašević's supporting band nicknamed The Unfuckables. In 1987, Balašević released double album U tvojim molitvama -- Balade; the album was recorded during 1986 and 1987 on his conc

Torums Scarf Michael

Ch. Torums Scarf Michael in Liverpool, was a Kerry Blue Terrier, best known for being the 2000 Best in Show winner at Crufts, 2003 Best in Show of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, he is the first dog to win the "Triple Crown" of dog shows, having won the 2002 AKC/Eukanuba National Invitational Championship. Mick was born on 29 May 1996, to Ch. Dasumnaco Quieter and sired by Ch. Arranshire Pioneer, his breeder was Ron Ramsay. Torums Scarf Michael was entered into the 2000 Crufts dog show at the Birmingham NEC in the UK, as one of over 20,000 dogs competing, he was named Best in Show, while the English Cocker Spaniel Sh Ch. Wiljana Waterfall won reserve place. Mick and his owner were presented with the Crufts Best in Show trophy by Prince Michael of Kent and the Chairman of the Kennel Club, Peter James, it was the final Crufts competition prior to the relaxation of UK border controls, which would allow animals to more cross borders with the British Government's Pet passport scheme. Following his victory at Crufts, his owner thought he would retire Mick from show competition as he did not think he could have a more successful year than the one the dog had in 2000.

Mick had won five Best in Show titles, two Reserve Best in Shows, was ranked as the top Terrier in the UK. However, instead of retiring him and owner Ron Ramsay sold Mick overseas to send the dog to America, he was purchased by Marilu Hansen, of New Jersey. Torums Scarf Michael won the 2002 AKC/Eukanuba National Invitational Championship, winning a $50,000 prize, he was entered in the 2001 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, after winning the breed group, he went on to take the Terrier group. However, he did not win the title of Best in the Bichon Frise Ch. Special Times Just Right taking the title instead. At the Westminster Kennel Club Show in 2002, Mick managed to win the Terrier Group once again and reached the Best in Show round as the favourite, he was one of only two returning group winners from the previous year, the other being the Schnauzer Ch. Charisma Jailhouse Rock. However, his composure broke during the round and the crowd inside Madison Square Garden distracted him sufficiently that despite being ranked the number one dog in the United States at the time, the Miniature Poodle Ch. Surrey Spice Girl was named the winner.

The New York Times described the upset as "not quite of New England Patriots proportion but not far from it". The handler of Surrey Spice Girl, Kaz Hosaka, said of Mick, "I thought he'd win, I'm surprised."In 2003, Mick competed in the Westminster show once more alongside 2,602 other dogs. At the time of his entry he was once more the favourite to win, having won 116 championship ribbons since moving from Britain to the United States. After winning his breed group once more, he won the Terrier Group for the third time in succession, qualifying once more for the Best in Show round. Irene Biven judged the final round, in front of over 10,000 spectators. Lining up with Mick was the German Shepherd Ch. Kismets Sight for Sore Eyes, the Standard Poodle Ch. Ale Kai Mikimoto On Fifth, the Pekingese Ch. Yakee Leaving Me BreathlessAtFranshaw, the Newfoundland Ch. Darbydale's All Rise Pouchcove, the Brittany Ch. Magic Sir-ly You Jest and the Ibizan Hound Ch. Luxor's Playmate of the Year. Mick was named the Best in Show, causing his handler, Bill McFadden, to burst into tears as Biven pointed towards the pair.

His victory sealed his "Triple Crown", becoming the first dog to be Best in Show at Crufts and the AKC National Championship. Mick was credited with raising the profile of the Kerry Blue Terrier in the United States due to his victory at Westminster, he was called the "most influential Kerry Blue alive" in 2008 by The New York Times. Sixty one of his children have gone on to qualify as show champions, his sperm has been frozen for artificial insemination in the future. Source: Torums Kennels website

Heroine's journey

In storytelling, the heroine's journey is a female-centric version of the Hero's journey template. Women felt that the Hero's Journey did not encompass the journey that a female protagonist goes through in a story; the heroine's journey came about in 1990 when Maureen Murdock, a Jungian psychotherapist and a student of Joseph Campbell, published a self help book called The Heroine's Journey: Woman's Quest for Wholeness in response to Campbell's Hero's Journey model. She developed the guide while working with her female patients. Murdock stated that the heroine's journey is the healing of the wounding of the feminine that exists deep within her and the culture. Murdock explains, "The feminine journey is about going down deep into soul and reclaiming, while the masculine journey is up and out, to spirit.”Other authors such as, Victoria Lynn Schmidt, have created similar versions of the Heroine's Journey based on Murdock's. Schmidt's version changes some stages of Murdock's to help the model fit a bigger range of topics and experiences Murdock's model describes the female experience of a psycho-spiritual journey.

Murdock proposed a cycle of eight stages. Like the Hero's Journey, these stages are able to be switched around as necessary, it begins with the breaking away from feminine ideals and the turning towards the patriarchal values. Comes the experience of spiritual death, turning inward to reclaim the power and spirit of the sacred feminine; the ending stages consist of union of both the feminine values. The heroine begins to distance herself from anything deemed feminine, it can be portrayed as a mother figure or a traditionally female role in society. The mother will be a representation of everything the heroine hates about her femininity; the mother may be perfect, causing the heroine to reject her femininity out of feelings of inferiority. Winkle: "During stage one, the heroine rejects the feminine in favor of the masculine, she may still be tied to the feminine, but she resents that attachment." The heroine begins to identify with external masculine values. This can be portrayed as a traditionally male role in society.

The father will be a representation of freedom from the mother figure. The father would praise the heroine for her strength, but ridicule her for her femininity; the heroine will leave her feminine values behind and embrace the masculine values instead. Murdock: "This stage involves an Identification with the Masculine, but not one’s inner personal masculinity. Rather, it is the outer patriarchal masculine. An individual in a patriarchal society is driven to seek control over themselves and others in an inhuman desire for perfection." Similar to the Hero's Journey, the heroine faces obstacles. These tasks will be related to gaining success, achieving higher status, empowerment. Contrary to the Hero's Journey, the heroine struggles with inner conflict; these tasks will be related to conquering preconceived notions of dependency and inferiority. Winkle: "By stage three, the heroine has faced great trials and emerged victorious, she feels the thrill of success, her confidence is bolstered by the applause of others.

She has built an impressive, masculine reputation." The heroine will overcome the obstacles. This is where the Hero's Journey ends. Upon experiencing success, the heroine will realize she has betrayed her own values in order to achieve the goal; the heroine will feel limited in her new life. Murdock: "She has achieved everything she set out to do, but it has come at great sacrifice to her soul, her relationship with her inner world is estranged. She feels oppressed but doesn’t understand the source of her victimization." Crisis falls upon the heroine and the masculine traits she has learned fail. The crisis can be death in loss of self identity. Here the heroine must reconcile with her feminine side; the heroine meets with a goddess figure, who represents all the positive values of femininity she has left behind. After this meeting, she is inspired to return to femininity; the heroine wants to reconnect to her feminine side and may try to rekindle a bond between her and the mother. She may try to go back to her previous style of living.

However, the heroine will discover that she is not able to return to the old lifestyle she once lived. However, the heroine will see her old traits from a different perspective. Another crisis falls upon the heroine and she must look inward and understand the masculine part of her identity, she will recognize that there are negatives to her masculinity. Murdock: "The next stage involves Healing the Unrelated or Wounded Aspects of her Masculine Nature as the heroine takes back her negative projections on the men in her life; this involves identifying the parts of herself that have ignored her health and feelings, refused to accept her limits, told her to tough it out, never let her rest. It involves becoming aware of the positive aspects of her masculine nature that supports her desire to bring her images into fruition, helps her to speak her truth and own her authority." In the final stage, the heroine accepts and understands both sides of her true nature. She will find balance between both sides and work towards keeping that balance.

Murdock: "The heroine must become a spiritual warrior. This demands that she learn the delicate art of balance and have the patience for the slow, subtle integration of the feminine and masculine aspects of her nature." Victoria Lynn Schmidt wrote two versions of a character's journey: The Feminine and the Masculine Journey. She published her version in 2001 in her book: 45 Master Cha