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In Greek mythology, Rhadamanthus or Rhadamanthys was a wise king of Crete. In accounts he is said to be one of the judges of the dead. Rhadamanthus' name might mean'rod diviner' derived from two Greek words mantis "soothsayer, seer" and rhabdos "rod, wand", it could be etymologically related to Greek adámas "invincible, untamed", damázo "to overpower, to tame, to conquer." Rhadamanthus was brother to Sarpedon and Minos. Together with his brother, Rhadamanthus was raised by their stepfather, he had two sons and Erythrus. Other sources credit Rhadamanthys rather than Dionysus as the husband of Ariadne, the father of Oenopion and Thoas. In this account, Ariadne was the daughter of Rhadamanthys' brother. Although he was considered one of the judges of the dead in the underworld, he was known for few legislative activities. There is a reference to a law of Rhadamanthus ordering the Cretans to swear oaths by animals and to another law of Rhadamanthus saying if a person defends themselves against another who initiated violence they should suffer no penalty.

Driven out of Crete by Minos, jealous of his popularity, he fled to Boeotia, where he wedded Alcmene, widow of Amphitryon and mother of Heracles. According to some traditions, he was a tutor to Heracles; this is mentioned by Tzetzes, a medieval historian. In general, the particular sphere of activity of Rhadamanthus tends to be the Aegean islands, apart from Crete itself, where Minos was active, he is often connected by ancient authors with central Greece. According to legends, on account of his inflexible integrity he was made one of the judges of the dead in the lower world, together with Aeacus and Minos, he was supposed to judge the souls of easterners, Aeacus those of westerners, while Minos had the casting vote. He is portrayed in Books 7 of Homer's Odyssey. Virgil makes Rhadamanthus one of the judges and punishers of the unworthy in the Underworld section of the Aeneid. Homer represents him as dwelling in the paradise for the immortal sons of Zeus. Pindar says that he was the sole judge of the dead.

Lucian depicts Rhadamanthus as presiding over the company of heroes on the Isles of the Blest in True History. Media related to Rhadamanthus at Wikimedia Commons The dictionary definition of Ῥαδάμανθυς at Wiktionary The dictionary definition of Rhadamanthus at Wiktionary The dictionary definition of rhadamanthine at Wiktionary

Fisher Culex

The Fisher Culex and Culite are a family of American two-seat, twin-engined monoplanes. The aircraft is supplied in the form of blueprints for amateur construction by Fisher Flying Products and now by Mike Fisher Aircraft. Both designs are mid-wing monoplanes, constructed predominantly from wood, with tandem seating for two, with fixed conventional landing gear. Empty weights for finished aircraft are 950 to 1,000 lb; the designer indicates that the inspiration for the design was the Second World War deHavilland Mosquito bomber. Culex Twin engine, mid-wing monoplane powered by two 80 hp Limbach 2000 four-stroke piston engines. Culite Twin engine, mid-wing monoplane powered by two 50 hp Rotax 503 two-stroke piston engines. Data from Taylor & Buy PlanesGeneral characteristics Crew: 2 Length: 20 ft 4 in Wingspan: 30 ft 0 in Empty weight: 950 lb Gross weight: 1,750 lb Fuel capacity: 46 US gallons Powerplant: 2 × Limbach L2000 air-cooled, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, piston, 80 hp eachPerformance Maximum speed: 150 mph Cruise speed: 130 mph Stall speed: 60 mph Range: 768 mi Rate of climb: 1,500 ft/min Official website

Romeo Munoz Cachola

Romeo Munoz Cachola known as Romy Cachola, is a Democratic politician from the state of Hawaii and current member of the Hawaii State House of Representatives, representing House District 30 since 2012. He served in the Hawaii State House of Representatives from 1984 to 1992 and 1998 to 2000. An immigrant from the Philippines, Cachola became one of the first Filipino Americans to be elected to the Honolulu City Council since statehood in 1959. Born in the historic Spanish colonial town of Vigan in the Philippines province of Ilocos Sur, Cachola studied at Quezon University near Manila where he obtained his Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws degrees. After having settled in Honolulu and obtained United States citizenship, Cachola became an entrepreneur and realtor. With the urging of fellow Filipino Americans in his neighborhood, Cachola ran for the House District 39 seat comprising Aliamanu, Foster Village, all the military housing districts on the southern coast of Oahu, he served the district until reapportionment in 1991 placed him in House District 30.

He ran for the seat and continued his service as a legislator until his election to the Honolulu City Council in 2000, when he replaced outgoing then-Councilmember Donna Mercado Kim in a special election. In the Honolulu City Council, Cachola served as chairman of key positions with budget authority; as Chairman of the Zoning Committee, he was considered one of the most powerful politicians in the City & County of Honolulu following the mayor, managing director and council budget chairman. In 2003, Cachola was elected by his fellow council members as floor leader. Cachola was reelected to the Honolulu City Council on September 18, 2004. In 2005, the City Council approved a tax increase to fund mass transit, the largest and most expensive public works project in state history. In 2007, shortly after the tax went into effect, Cachola was the swing vote in a controversial decision to decide the train's route. Cachola insisted. Though the Council voted 5-4 to approve a route with Cachola's changes, some Salt Lake residents voiced opposition to the noise and property devaluation that they feared rail transit would bring to their community.

After the following city elections and over loud objections by Cachola and some Salt Lake residents, the new City Council reconsidered the decision and decided to re-route the rail line to pass by Pearl Harbor and the airport, without a Salt Lake alignment. Cachola was fined $2,500 in July 2014 by the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission for state campaign spending violations and had to reimburse his campaign $32,000 for using campaign money to buy a new truck and use it for personal reasons, he admits no wrongdoing under the terms of the settlement agreement. In September 2014, the Honolulu Ethics Commission fined Cachola $50,000 "based on a number of aggravating factors in the case, including that the misconduct occurred over several years on a monthly basis, that Cachola knew the ethics laws and their penalties but'blatantly disregarded' them, that he failed to cooperate with the commission during its investigation." Honolulu Ethics Commission executive director Chuck Totto said in a news release that "his case is a perfect storm of public corruption," and that the $50,000 was the largest civil fine approved by the commission.

City Council District VII Representative Romy M. Cachola

Alexander Meller-Zakomelsky

Alexander Nikolayevich Meller-Zakomelsky was a Russian Governor-General in the Imperial Russian Army and of the Russian Empire. 13 January 1905, 50,000 workers protested against the Governor-General Meller-Zakomelsky in Riga, Livonia Governorate, marched through the city. To put down the protests, Meller-Zakomelsky gave orders to the soldiers to fire on the crowd: 70 people was killed, 200 injured. In the wake of the massacre, Meller-Zakomelsky took pride in the way his troops handled the situation, writing to the Tsar suggesting that there would be no more further trouble if more local authorities were willing to act as he had, he was an active member of the Grand Orient of Russia's Peoples. Figes, Orlando. A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1891–1924. London: The Bodley Head. ISBN 9781847922915

Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's sprint

The women's sprint at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on August 19 at the Laoshan Velodrome. This track cycling event consisted of numerous rounds; the competition began with a time trial over 200 metres. The top 12 cyclists in that qualifying round were seeded into the 1/8 finals. There, they raced one-on-one; the six winners advanced to the quarterfinals, with the six losers getting another chance at the repechage. This repechage consisted of three-cyclist heats, with the two winners moving on to the quarterfinals. Beginning with the quarterfinals, the head-to-head competitions switched to a best-of-three format; that format was used for the semifinals and final. In addition, the bronze medal competition was a best-of-three match between the semifinal losers; the classification race for 5th to 8th places was a single race with all four cyclists competing. 200 metre time trial. All twelve cyclists advanced to the first round; the twelve cyclists were paired based on their preliminary round rankings, 1 vs. 12, 2 vs. 11, so on, in head-to-head 200 metre matches, with the winners advancing to the second round and the losers to the repechage.

The sixlosers from the first round were put into two three-rider 200 metre matches, with the winner of each advancing to the next round. The eight cyclists qualified this far were paired for a best two-out-of-three series of 200 metre races. None of the pairings required a third race; the four cyclists qualified this far were paired again for a best two-out-of-three series of 200 metre races. Guo Shuang was relegated for having deemed to have illegally manoeuvred Anna Meares, after having jostled her in their third and decisive sprint. Match 1Match 2 During the same session as the semifinals, the four cyclists who were eliminated in the repechage were put into a single four-rider 200 metre race to determine exact placings from ninth to twelfth. Classification race The winners from the semifinals were paired to race for gold and silver, the losers from that round raced for bronze; each match was again the best two-out-of-three 200 metre races. Bronze medal matchGold medal match In the same session as the finals, the four cyclists who lost in the quarterfinals were put into one four-rider 200 metre race to determine exact placings from fifth to eighth.

Classification race


NISI MASA is a nonprofit organization promoting young professionals in the European film industry. It is formed from 28 national member bodies; the non-profit organization is supported by the European Union: Youth, Civil Society and MEDIA Programme, the Council of Europe, the European Cultural Foundation, Fondation de France and the French Ministry of Youth and Associative Life. It is most known for Nisimazine, a daily magazine produced during the Cannes Film Festival and several other film festivals, European Short Pitch, an annual event that combines a scriptwriting workshop in residency and a co-production forum. NISI MASA was founded in 2001 by three film enthusiast friends who wanted to create a Europe-wide platform for cooperation between young filmmakers. More than eleven years the number of countries in the network has increased to 26. There are 28 member associations with over 1500 individual members; the name'NISI MASA' is a reference to the film 8½ by Federico Fellini, in which Marcello Mastroianni transmits the phrase "Asa Nisi Masa" to a clairvoyant.

The film, a European cinema classic, the sentence, an incantation belonging to no specific language, both reflect the cinematic and cross-border spirit of the network. NISI MASA is present in 26 countries all around Europe, with a total of 31 member associations dedicated to cinema in different fields. All the NISI MASA member associations organize workshops, screenings and seminars and all kind of activities related to cinema; the 28 associations part of NISI MASA are: Albania – First Step Association Austria – kino5 Bulgaria – Seven Croatia – Palunko Croatia – KinoKlub Zagreb Czech Republic – Kino Praha Czech Republic – InVitr0 DenmarkAarhus Short Film Challente Estonia – Nisi Masa Estonia FinlandEuphoria Borealis France – Festival du Cinema de Brive France – Kino Paname GermanyMunich Film Society Greece – PSAROKOKALO Italy – Franti Nisi Masa Italia Italy – Lago Film Fest Kosovo – 7arte LithuaniaKaunas International Film Festival Luxembourg – Filmreakter Macedonia – Cre8ive8 Montenegro – Cinemapolis Netherlands – Breaking Ground Norway – Filmkraft Poland – Ad Arte Portugal – FEST – Associação Cultural Russia – Generation Campus Russia – Cinetrain Spain – CINESTESIAS Sweden – Nisi Masa Sweden UK – Encounters Ukraine – CinemaHallNISI MASA develops its own projects, but always collaborates with the member associations, creating an inter-cultural and youth exchange all around Europe.

NISI MASA has published books, catalogues and e-books about its workshops and projects. NISIMAZINE: Daily editions have been printed of its regular publication NISIMAZINE, during several film festivals, in the framework of film journalism workshops for young European film critics. NISIMAZINE film journalism workshops were held at the Cannes Film Festival, Torino Film Festival, La Biennale di Venezia, Karlovy Vary Film Festival, Abu Dhabi Film Festival, IDFA, Rotterdam Film Festival. Books: After a big project, a book and/or e-book is published about its results, summarizing all the topics discussed during the activity; the results are useful books about audiovisual and culture in Europe. MAS Y MAS: A monthly network newsletter focusing on trends in the European cinema industry and news concerning NISI MASA members and young European filmmakers in general. Films: European films realized in the frame of NISI MASA workshops are distributed through international film festivals from all around the world and through pedagogical and thematic screenings organised by universities, associations and socio-cultural institutions.

The films produced. The films are edited in DVD and the benefits of the sales help support the next projects of young filmmakers and help NIS MASA in its aim to promote the European young cinema. NISI MASA website NISIMAZINE NISI LEAKS NISI MASA fait son cinéma,51933.html