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Rhodos

In Greek mythology, Rhodos/Rhodus or Rhode, was the goddess and personification of the island of Rhodes and a wife of the sun god Helios. The poet Pindar tells the story, that when the gods drew lots for the places of the earth, Helios being absent received nothing. So Helios, with Zeus' consent, claimed a new island, and after it rose from the sea he produced seven sons. Various parents were given for Rhodos. Pindar makes her a daughter of Aphrodite with no father mentioned, for Herodorus of Heraclea she was the daughter of Aphrodite and Poseidon, while according to Diodorus Siculus she was the daughter of Poseidon and Halia, one of the Telchines, the original rulers of Rhodes. According to Apollodorus she was a daughter of Poseidon and Amphitrite, full sister to Triton. However, for Epimenides, her father was Oceanus, while according to a scholion on Odyssey 17.208, her father was the river-god Asopus. Misreading Pindar, Asclepiades gives her father as Helios. Rhodos was the mother of the Heliadae.

According to Pindar, Rhodos by Helios, seven sons. Pindar does not name the sons, but according to Diodorus Siculus, the Heliadae were Ochimus, Actis, Candalus and Tenages. Diodorus Siculus says that Helios and Rhodos had one daughter, Electryone. A scholion to Pindar gives the same list of sons, with Macareus and naming the last Heliadae as Phaethon, "the younger, whom the Rhodians call Tenages"; the older Phaethon referred to here being the famous Phaethon who drove Helios' chariot. The scholion on Odyssey 17.208 makes Rhodos the mother, by Helios, of this famous Phaethon, as well as three daughters: Lampetie and Phaethousa. Apollodorus, The Library, with an English Translation by Sir James George Frazer, F. B. A. F. R. S. in 2 Volumes. Cambridge, Harvard University Press. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Diodorus Siculus, Diodorus Siculus: The Library of History. Translated by C. H. Oldfather. Twelve volumes. Loeb Classical Library. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. 5.55.

Fowler, R. L. Early Greek Mythography: Volume 1: Text and Introduction, Oxford University Press, 2013. ISBN 978-0198147404. Fowler, R. L. Early Greek Mythography: Volume 2: Commentary, Oxford University Press, 2013. ISBN 978-0198147411. Gantz, Early Greek Myth: A Guide to Literary and Artistic Sources, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996, Two volumes: ISBN 978-0-8018-5360-9, ISBN 978-0-8018-5362-3. Grimal, The Dictionary of Classical Mythology, Wiley-Blackwell, 1996, ISBN 978-0-631-20102-1. Hard, The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology: Based on H. J. Rose's "Handbook of Greek Mythology", Psychology Press, 2004, ISBN 9780415186360. Homer. T. Murray, PH. D. in two volumes. Cambridge, Massachusetts. Harvard University Press. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Ovid, Brookes More. Boston. Cornhill Publishing Co. 1922. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Pindar, Diane Arnson Svarlien. 1990. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Smith, William. Tzetzes, editor Gottlieb Kiessling, F.

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Cecil Vandepeer Clarke

Major Cecil Vandepeer Clarke MC was an engineer and soldier who served in both the First and Second World Wars. Clarke was born on 15 February 1897, he was known to his friends as Nobby, as he would be throughout his life. He attended the Grocers' Company School, he studied at the University of London. Clarke was gazetted as a Second Lieutenant in the Devonshire Regiment, he transferred to the 9th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment with 23rd Division. This unit was a Pioneer Battalion, whose duties involved tunnelling, general explosives work. Clarke became an explosives expert and he was said to have loved making loud bangs. Clarke served with the British Expeditionary Force in France. From October 1917 he served in Italy, he was awarded the Military Cross for his part in the Battle of Vittorio Veneto in 1918. In August 1928, Clarke married Dorothy Aileen Kendrick, they had three children, John and Roger. Clarke became director of HP Webb and Co Ltd. a motor manufacturing firm. He registered patents relating to engine design.

In 1924 he bought a house in Tavistock Street, together with an adjacent commercial garage. In his spare time he built his own design of car engine, but he found that it was not commercially viable because other manufacturers could make similar engines more economically. Clarke's brother ran a large farm and Clarke realised that there was a market for trailers of various types. Clarke thought that existing two-wheeled trailers waggled about too much – horse boxes, he established the Low Loading Trailer Company Ltd. in Bedford. LoLode produced a wide range of trailers based on Clarke's design for a low-slung chassis and four close-coupled wheels with a stable suspension system. LoLode became known for building caravans to customer requirements. Standard features included Clarke's anti-rolling system with hydraulic brakes. On-board batteries, water tanks, petrol generators and other internal equipment attracted attention at shows. Clarke's chassis and suspension design allowed passengers travelling in the caravan at a speed of 40 mph to pour drinks without spilling them, some LoLode caravans featured a gimbal-mounted chemical toilet for use while travelling.

After placing an advertisement in The Caravan & Trailer, he received a visit from the magazine's editor, Stuart Macrae. Macrae recalled their first meeting: Clarke at once fascinated me, he was a large man with rather hesitant speech who at first struck me as being amiable but not outstandingly bright. The second part of this impression did not last long. Macrae was impressed by Clarke's latest caravan, it was an enormous double-decked design. Macrae wrote a piece about it in his magazine. In February 1940 the Low Loading Trailer Company contributed £6 18s to the Finland Fund at the time of Finland's Winter War conflict with the Soviet Union. In July 1939, Clarke was once again contacted by Macrae, by the editor of Armchair Science, a popular magazine at the time. Macrae explained that he had been contacted by Major Millis Rowland Jefferis of the War Office, who had read a brief article in Armchair Science that described powerful magnets; those particular magnets were not available, but following discussions it was clear what Jefferis had in mind and Macrae volunteered to design a new weapon that would magnetically adhere to ships below the water line.

Now Macrae workshops. Macrae visited Clarke at home and after "sweeping a number of children out of the living room", he laid out his rough drawings and the two men soon agreed to cooperate on the design of a new weapon. Work began the next day. Clarke purchased some large tin bowls from a nearby branch of Woolworth's and a local tinsmith was engaged to make rims with annular grooves and plates which could be screwed on to close the rims. Small horseshoe magnets were fixed in the grooves and with a filling of porridge in place of high explosive, the first prototypes were created. Clarke and Macrae took their prototype to Bedford Modern School baths, which were closed for such occasions. Clarke was an excellent swimmer and was able to propel himself through the water with a prototype bomb attached to a keeper plate on webbing around his waist. Clarke practised attaching the bomb to a metal griddle plate taken from the family kitchen, used to simulate the hull of a ship. At first, the magnetic adhesion to the keeper plate proved so great that it was difficult to remove the bomb, so the plate was made smaller to reduce the strength of its hold.

They adjusted the bomb to have a positive buoyancy, found to be advantageous. Having developed the weapon thus far, it was duly named the limpet mine after the marine sea creature – the limpet, a gastropod well known for its ability to adhere to rocks. Clarke's son John recalled: I remember going with my father in the motor boat and we trundled up and down the Ouse at different speeds with this underwater device, which nobody could see because it was under the water, and we demonstrated that the launch could travel up to 10 or 15 knots and the limpet mine was still attached. So, yet another test that my father had to undergo and it was all interesting and exciting; the next step was to design a delay mechanism so that when a limpet

Whitehill Secondary School

Whitehill Secondary School is a Scottish non-denominational comprehensive secondary school located in the suburb of Dennistoun in Glasgow. The school is a part of the Whitehill Campus, along with Golfhill Primary School and Westercraigs Nursery; the campus was assembled in 2007, following the closure of the Golfhill Primary building due to structural issues. The school moved into the main building with Westercraigs having their own structure; the school was founded in 1891 as Whitehill Senior Secondary School in a large red sandstone building in Dennistoun's Whitehill Street. The old school was demolished after the new school was opened in 1977 at its present location in Dennistoun's Onslow Drive renamed Whitehill Secondary School; as part of Glasgow City Council's Project 2002, the school was modernised. The school leads a community of schools known as a Learning Community; this consists of a number of local schools in the area including Primary and Special Education schools Whitehill Secondary School Onslow Drive Day Nursery Westercraigs Nursery School Alexandra Parade Primary School Golfhill Primary School Haghill Park Primary School Parkhill Secondary School Notable staff included William Oliver Brown.

Notable alumni of Whitehill Secondary School include: James McArthur Hugh Brown MP Rikki Fulton Actor and comedian Dorothy Paul Jamie Brown Ford Kiernan Lulu Jack House Journalist and author Alasdair Gray Artist and author Bill Paterson Actor and writer School website

Striated muscle tissue

Striated muscle tissue is a muscle tissue that features repeating functional units called sarcomeres. The presence of sarcomeres manifests as a series of bands visible along the muscle fibers, responsible for the striated appearance observed in microscopic images of this tissue. There are two types of striated muscles: Cardiac muscle Skeletal muscle Striated muscle tissue contains T-tubules which enables the release of calcium ions from the sarcoplasmic reticulum. Skeletal muscle includes skeletal muscle fibers, blood vessels, nerve fibers, connective tissue. Skeletal muscle is wrapped in epimysium, allowing structural integrity of the muscle despite contractions; the perimysium organizes the muscle fibers, which are encased in collagen and endomysium, into fascicles. Each muscle fiber contains sarcolemma and sarcoplasmic reticulum; the functional unit of a muscle fiber is called a sarcomere. Each myofiber is composed of myosin myofibrils repeated as a sarcomere. Based on their contractile and metabolic phenotypes, skeletal muscle can be classified as slow-oxidative or fast-oxidative.

Cardiac muscle lies in between the endocardium in the heart. Cardiac muscle fibers only contain one nucleus, located in the central region, they contain many myoglobin. Unlike skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle cells are unicellular; these cells are connected to each other by intercalated disks, which contain gap junctions and desmosomes. The main difference between striated muscle tissue and smooth muscle tissue is that striated muscle tissue features sarcomeres while smooth muscle tissue does not. All striated muscles are attached to some component of the skeleton, unlike smooth muscle, which composes hollow organs such as the intestines or blood vessels; the fibres of striated muscle have a cylindrical shape with blunt ends, whereas those in smooth muscle can be described as being spindle-like with tapered ends. Two other characteristics that differentiate striated muscle from smooth muscle are that the former has more mitochondria and contains cells that are multinucleated; the main function of striated muscle tissue is to create contract.

These contractions will either pump blood throughout the body or powers breathing, movement or posture. Contractions in cardiac muscle tissue are due to pacemaker cells; these cells respond to signals from the autonomic nervous system to either increase or decrease the heart rate. Pacemaker cells have autorhythmicity; the set intervals at which they depolarize to threshold and fire action potentials is what determines the heart rate. Because of the gap junctions, the pacemaker cells transfer the depolarization to other cardiac muscle fibers, in order to contract in unison. Signals from motor neurons cause myofibers to depolarize and therefore release calcium ions from the sarcoplasmic reticulum; the calcium drives the movement of actin filaments. The sarcomere shortend which causes the muscle to contract. In the skeletal muscles connected to tendons that pull on bones, the mysia fuses to the periosteum that coats the bone. Contraction of the muscle will transfer to the mysia the tendon and the periosteum before causing the bone to move.

The mysia may bind to an aponeurosis or to fascia. Adult humans cannot regenerate cardiac muscle tissue after an injury, which can lead to scarring and thus heart failure. Mammals have the ability to complete small amounts of cardiac regeneration during development. Vertebrates can regenerate cardiac muscle tissue throughout their entire life span. Skeletal muscle is able to regenerate far better than cardiac muscle due to satellite cells, which are dormant in all healthy skeletal muscle tissue. There are three phases to the regeneration process; these phases include the inflammatory response, the activation and fusion of satellite cells, the maturation and remodeling of newly formed myofibrils. This process begins with the necrosis of damaged muscle fibers, which in turn induces the inflammatory response. Macrophages induce phagocytosis of the cell debris, they will secrete anti-inflammatory cytokines, which results in the termination of inflammation. These macrophages can facilitate the proliferation and differentiation of satellite cells.

The satellite cells re-enter the cell cycle to multiply. They leave the cell cycle to self-renew or differentiate as myoblasts. Sarcopenia Polymyositis Dermatomyositis Inclusion body myositis Coronary Artery Disease Arrhythmia Cardiomyopathy Smooth muscle tissue Skeletal Muscle Cardiac Muscle

Gilles Carle

Gilles Carle, was a French Canadian director and painter. Gilles Carle, a key figure in the development of a commercial Quebec cinema, worked as a graphic artist and writer before he joined the National Film Board of Canada in 1960, his innovative debut feature, La Vie heureuse de Léopold Z. tracked the adventures of a snowplough operator during a madcap Christmas Eve. But after the NFB rejected several of his projects, he began working independently. In 1971 Carle joined forces with Pierre Lamy to form Les Productions Carle-Lamy, which produced Claude Jutra’s epic Kamouraska, Denys Arcand’s early features and all his early films; the quirkily paced, proto-feminist La Vraie Nature de Bernadette – regarded as his best film – and Le Mort d’un bûcheron led to the more mainstream but graceful Les Plouffe and the epic love story Maria Chapdelaine, both classics of Quebec cinema. In 1972 Carle won the Canadian Film Award for best Director for his The True Nature of Bernadette. Carle was born in Quebec.

His film 50 ans, celebrating the 50 years of the National Film Board of Canada, won the Short Film Palme d'Or at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival. In 1990, he was awarded the Government of Quebec's Prix Albert-Tessier. In 1997, Carle received a Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, Canada's highest honour in the performing arts. In 1998, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2007, he was made a Grand Officer of the Ordre National du Quebec. Carle died aged 81 on November 28, 2009 of complications from Parkinson's disease at the hospital in Granby, Quebec, he is survived by his son and three daughters as well as his companion of 27 years, Chloé Sainte-Marie. Quebec Premier Jean Charest described him, at his death, as one of Quebec's most influential filmmakers. Solange dans nos campagnes - 1964, short film The Merry World of Leopold Z - 1965 The Rape of a Sweet Young Girl - 1968 Red - 1970 The Men - 1971 The True Nature of Bernadette - 1972 The Heavenly Bodies - 1973 The Death of a Lumberjack - 1973 Normande - 1975 The Angel and the Woman - 1977 The Machine Age - 1977, short film Fantastica - 1980 The Plouffe Family - 1981 Maria Chapdelaine - 1983 La guêpe (aka Scalp - 1986 The Postmistress - 1992 The Other Side of the Law - 1994 Poor Man's Pudding - 1996 Dimanche d'Amérique Manger Patinoire Un air de famille Natation Patte mouillée Percé on the Rocks Place à Olivier Guimond Place aux Jérolas Le Québec à l'heure de l'Expo Stéréo Les chevaliers Les chevaux ont-ils des ailes?

Les masques Jouer sa vie Cinéma, cinéma Ô Picasso Vive Québec, cité française... ville francophone 50 ans Le diable d'amérique Montréal off Moi, j'me fais mon cinéma Un hiver brûlant A Thousand Moons Homecoming Le Crime d'Ovide Plouffe Miss Moscou L'honneur des grandes neiges Le sang du chasseur Épopée en Amérique: une histoire populaire du Québec Vincent Grondin, "Gilles Carle et l'impossible nature de Bernadette", Nouvelles Vues, issue 17, winter-spring 2016: https://web.archive.org/web/20161102064959/http://www.nouvellesvues.ulaval.ca/no-17-hiver-2016-cinema-et-philosophie-par-s-santini-et-p-a-fradet/articles/gilles-carle-et-limpossible-nature-de-bernadette-par-vincent-grondin/ Carle, Gilles: Scénarios 1, Boreal 2005, ISBN 2-7646-0410-6 Carle, Gilles: Scénarios 2, Boreal 2005, ISBN 2-7646-0411-4 Coulombe, Michel:Gilles Carle le Chemin Secret du Cinema. Liber Canada, 2005, ISBN 2-921569-16-7 Gilles Carle at The Canadian Encyclopedia Gilles Carle on IMDb Watch films by Gilles Carle at the National Film Board of Canada

Wem Town Hall

Wem Town Hall is a building in the market-town of Wem in Shropshire, England. It is used as a venue for music and dance concerts, stage shows and exhibitions; the interior of the building was destroyed by fire on 19 November 1995. The incident became famous as a result of a black-and-white photo taken by amateur photographer Tony O'Rahilly, which appeared to depict the image of a young girl in the doorway of the burning building. Locals averred that this was the ghost of Jane Churn, a young girl, accused of starting a fire in the same town. O'Rahilly denied claims that he had used special effects to add the girl into the image. Wem Town Hall was erected in 1905, it was a red brick structure with a Victorian facade. In November 1995, a fire destroyed the building. Local residents watched. No one was injured as a result of the fire; the structure was rebuilt through lottery funding to serve as a community arts centre. The architects replaced the rest of the building. A plaque was placed on the building commemorating the fire.

Tony O'Rahilly, a sewage farm worker, an amateur photographer, was stopped by police from approaching the burning building. He took a picture of the blaze from across the road with a 200mm lens; the image of a girl in the doorway of the burning building was not noticed by the photographer or the onlookers. O'Rahilly sent the photo for analysis to the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena, which determined that a burning piece of wood lay on the railing where the image appears, rendering the image a simulacrum. ASSAP forwarded the photo to Dr. Vernon Harrison. Harrison concluded that the image did appear to be genuine, but he continued to be sceptical, believing it could have been the smoke or light playing tricks. Blake Smith for Skeptical Inquirer writes "A analysis by photographic officers of the National Media Museum concluded that the photograph was doctored. A negative made from the photograph showed horizontal scan lines consistent with those of a television image across the image of the girl.

The officers concluded that the girl's image was pasted into the photograph."In 2010, five years after the death of the photographer, a 77-year-old local resident claimed to solve the mystery, citing a similarity between the girl in the photograph and the image of a girl printed on a postcard that appeared in the local paper Shropshire Star. The postcard in question was taken in 1922 and shows a young girl who resembles the so-called "Wem Ghost". Official website