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Rip Van Winkle

"Rip Van Winkle" is a short story by the American author Washington Irving, first published in 1819. It follows a Dutch-American villager in colonial America named Rip Van Winkle who falls asleep in the Catskill Mountains and wakes up 20 years having missed the American Revolution. Irving wrote it while living in Birmingham, England, as part of the collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent; the story is set in New York's Catskill Mountains, but Irving admitted, "When I wrote the story, I had never been on the Catskills." "Rip Van Winkle" is set in the years before and after the American Revolutionary War in a village at the foot of New York's Catskill Mountains where Rip Van Winkle, a Dutch-American villager, lives. One autumn day, Van Winkle wanders into the mountains with his dog Wolf to escape his wife's nagging, he hears his name sees a man wearing antiquated Dutch clothing. Together, the men and Wolf proceed to a hollow in which Rip discovers the source of thunderous noises: a group of ornately dressed, bearded men who are playing nine-pins.

Van Winkle does not ask how they know his name. Instead, he soon falls asleep; when he awakens on the mountain, he discovers shocking changes: his musket is rotting and rusty, his beard is a foot long, his dog is nowhere to be found. He returns to his village, he arrives just after an election, people ask how he voted. Never having cast a ballot in his life, he proclaims himself a faithful subject of King George III, unaware that the American Revolution has taken place, nearly gets himself into trouble with the townspeople until one elderly woman recognizes him as the long-lost Rip Van Winkle. King George's portrait on the inn's sign has been replaced with one of George Washington. Van Winkle learns, he is disturbed to find another man called Rip Van Winkle. Van Winkle discovers that his wife died some time ago but is not saddened by the news, he learns that the men whom he met in the mountains are rumored to be the ghosts of Henry Hudson's crew from his ship, the Halve Maen. He realizes that he has been away from the village for at least 20 years.

His grown daughter takes him in and he resumes his usual idleness. His strange tale is solemnly taken to heart by the Dutch settlers by the children who say that, whenever thunder is heard, the men in the mountains must be playing nine-pins. Rip Van Winkle - A henpecked husband who loathes "profitable labor". Dame Van Winkle - Rip Van Winkle's cantankerous and nagging wife. Rip Van Winkle, Jr. - Rip Van Winkle's ne'er-do-well son. Judith Gardenier - Rip Van Winkle's married daughter. Derrick Van Bummel - The local schoolmaster who went on to serve in American Revolution as a flag officer and a member of Congress. Nicholas Vedder - Landlord of the local inn where menfolk congregate. Van Schaick - The local parson. Jonathan Doolittle - Owner of the Union Hotel, the establishment that replaced the village inn. Wolf - Van Winkle's faithful dog, who does not recognize him when he wakes up. Man carrying keg up the mountain - The ghost of one of Henry Hudson's crew members. Ninepin bowlers - The ghosts of Henry Hudson's crewmen from his ship, the Half-Moon.

Brom Dutcher - Van Winkle's neighbor who went off to war while Van Winkle was sleeping. Old woman - Woman who identifies Van Winkle when he returns to the village after his sleep. Peter Vanderdonk - The oldest resident of the village, who confirms Van Winkle's identity and cites evidence indicating Van Winkle's strange tale is true. Mr. Gardenier - Judith Gardenier's husband, a farmer and crabby villager. Rip Van Winkle III - Rip Van Winkle's infant grandchild, it is not explained. After a failed business venture with his brothers, Irving filed for bankruptcy in 1818. Despondent, he turned to writing for possible financial support, although he had difficulty thinking of stories to write, he stayed in England with his brother-in-law Henry Van Wart. The two were reminiscing in June 1818 when Irving was inspired by their nostalgic conversation. Irving wrote non-stop all night; as he said, he felt like a man waking from a long sleep. He presented the first draft of "Rip Van Winkle" to the Van Wart family over breakfast."Rip Van Winkle" was one of the first stories Irving proposed for his new book, The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

Irving asked his brother Ebeneezer to assist with publication in the United States. As Irving wrote, "I shall feel anxious to hear of the success of this first re-appearance on the literary stage – Should it be successful, I trust I shall be able henceforth to keep up an occasional fire." 2,000 copies of the first octavo-sized installment, which included "Rip Van Winkle", were released on June 23, 1819, in Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia, published by Cornelius S. Van Winkle, sold at a somewhat expensive 75 cents. A British edition was published shortly afterward, by John Miller, who went out of business thereafter. With help from his friend Walter Scott, Irving was able to convince John Murray to take over British publication of the Sketch Book. Following the success of Rip Van Winkle in print and on stage celebrated editions were illustr

FIFA Mobile

FIFA Mobile is an association football simulation video game developed by EA Mobile and EA Canada and published by EA Sports for iOS and Android. It was released worldwide on 11 October 2016, for Android. Microsoft Windows was included until 2017, it was announced on August 16, 2016 during Gamescom 2016. The game introduces a new "VS Attack" mode in which players play the offensive stages of a match, they have to defend counter-attacks from the opposition. VS Attack Mode features an asynchronous turn-based multiplayer; the game features Live Events themed on recent real world events, as well as mini games based on skills such as shooting, passing and goalkeeping. It includes events based on Champions League and other different leagues throughout the world. EA announced the game on August 16, 2016 during Gamescom 2016 and the game was released worldwide on October 11, 2016 for iOS, Microsoft Windows. In November 2017, EA ended support for FIFA Mobile on Windows devices. On June 23, 2016, EA Sports announced that the J1 League and J.

League Cup would be featured in the game for the first time. On September 4, 2016, EA Sports announced at Brasil Game Show 2016 that 18 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A teams will be featured in their respective league. Five Série B teams are in the game; the Brazilian teams in the game have generic player names. It features the third tier of Germany's Bundesliga, the 3. Liga.and has again included the Turkish Super League. FIFA Mobile 19 introduces the UEFA Champions LeagueIt was confirmed that the game would have a licensed Serie A The game will include the Chinese Super League, the first FIFA title to do so. However, it was confirmed that the game will not include the Russian Premier League, as it did in FIFA 18 Mobile and previous FIFA mobile versions. Russian Premier League teams CSKA Moscow, Spartak Moscow, Lokomotiv Moscow were kept, while Dinamo Zagreb, Dynamo Kyiv, Slavia Praha, Viktoria Plzen were added to the game. Boca Juniors appears as Buenos Aires FC in the game. Once again, due to Konami securing deals with certain Brazilian clubs, the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A is featured in an incomplete form, this time with only 15 clubs, with the notable omissions of São Paulo, Corinthians and Vasco da Gama, all of which are Konami partners.

The remaining Brazilian clubs, while appearing with licensed branding, do not have any of their players licensed due to an ongoing judicial dispute over image rights, which are negotiated individually with each player, unlike other countries. The game will feature more than 30 official leagues, over 17,000 players. Included for the first time is the Romanian Liga I and its 14 teams and the Indian Super League with its all 10 clubs, as well as UAE club, Al Ain, who were added following extensive requests from the fans in the region

Marcelle Ferron

Marcelle Ferron, a Canadian Québécoise painter and stained glass artist, was a major figure in the Quebec contemporary art scene, associated with the Automatistes. Ferron was born in Louiseville, Quebec on January 29, 1924, her brother Jacques Ferron and her sister Madeleine Ferron were both writers. She studied at the École des beaux-arts before dropping out, unsatisfied with the way the school's instructors addressed modern art. Ferron was an early member of Paul-Émile Borduas's Automatistes art movement, she signed the manifesto Refus global, a watershed event in the Quebec cultural scene, in 1948. In 1953, she moved to Paris, where she worked for 13 years in drawing and painting and was introduced to the art of stained glass, for which she would become best known. One of her stained-glass windows is at Champ-de-Mars metro station in Quebec, it was one of the first non-figurative works to be installed in the metro, in defiance of the didactic style present in other works of the period, signalled a major shift in public art in Montreal between the policies of art director Robert Lapalme and future art director and fellow automatiste Jean-Paul Mousseau.

Other examples of her works can be seen at Vendôme metro station, Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine, the ICAO headquarters, in Montreal. In 1983, she was awarded the Paul-Émile-Borduas prize for the visual arts by the government of Quebec. In 1985, she was made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec and was promoted to Grand Officer in 2000, she was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. She died in Montreal. A nursing home in Brossard, the Centre d'Accueil Marcelle-Ferron, is named after her. Marcelle Ferron at Canadian Art Group Marcelle Ferron - Montreal by Metro Stealing the show: seven women artists in Canadian public art


The Z-spread, ZSPRD, zero-volatility spread or yield curve spread of a mortgage-backed security is the parallel shift or spread over the zero-coupon Treasury yield curve required for discounting a pre-determined cash flow schedule to arrive at its present market price. The Z-spread is widely used in the credit default swap market as a measure of credit spread, insensitive to the particulars of specific corporate or government bonds. Since the Z-spread uses the entire yield curve to value the individual cash flows of a bond, it provides a more realistic valuation than an interpolated yield spread based on a single point of the curve, such as the bond's final maturity date or weighted-average life. However, the Z-spread does not incorporate variability in cash flows, so a fuller valuation of an interest-rate-dependent security requires the more realistic option-adjusted spread. For mortgage-backed securities, a projected prepayment rate tends to be stated; this gives a single series of nominal cash flows.

If these payments are discounted to net present value with a riskless zero-coupon Treasury yield curve, the sum of their values will tend to overestimate the market price of the MBS. This difference arises because the MBS market price incorporates additional factors such as liquidity and credit risk and embedded option cost; the Z-spread of a bond is the number of basis points that one needs to add to the Treasury yield curve, so that the NPV of the bond cash flows equals the market price of the bond. The spread is calculated iteratively; the Z-spread is used as the "cash" benchmark for calculating the CDS basis. The CDS basis is the CDS fee minus the Z-spread for a fixed-rate cash bond of the same issuer and maturity. For instance, if a corporation's 10-year CDS is trading at 200 bp and the Z-spread for the corporation's 10-year cash bond is 287 bp its 10-year CDS basis is –87 bp. Asset swap spread I-spread Option-adjusted spread Yield to maturity Frank J. Fabozzi, The Handbook of Fixed Income Securities, 7th edition.

McGraw-Hill, 2005

Weigel House

The Weigel House known as the Monday House, is located at 2721 Asbury Road in Knoxville, Tennessee. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as "Monday House"; the house was constructed in the late 19th century in the Queen Anne style. As of 2018, the house is owned by the Cruze Farm company, operates as a restaurant and storefront; the house was used as a residence by Steven and Karla Shell. Their children, Brandon and Damon Morell lived with them from 1998 until 2001; the house was placed on the historical registry by Steven and Karla under the name Weigel/Shell Estate. Prior to their sale of the estate, it comprised the house, a large barn, a garden patio, a detached 2 car garage, 3 outbuildings. During their ownership of this house and Karla completed a restoration of the home in which they remodeled the kitchen and main bathroom; this restoration reversed the remodeling project, undertaken by the previous owners sometime during the 1970s. In that project, the previous owners had laid carpet over the original hardwood floors and installed a drop ceiling in the kitchen, where they had replaced all cabinetry


Ugod is a small village in the North-Western part of Hungary, in Veszprém county, near Mount Bakony and close to Lake Balaton, at the juncture of Bakony and Little Alföld. Good starting point for hikers and the lovers of countryside. Distances: Budapest, Győr, Lake Balaton, Veszprém, Pápa. First written mention of the village from 1289. King László IV dated a charter during a campaign in this year, it is supposed that the Fortress of Ugod still existed at that time but it is doubtful. Because that charter dated "in Ugod" instead of "in Ugod fortress" or "under Ugod fortress" as usual at that time. During Árpád Dynasty Ugod was the part of Bakony Erdőispánság. Ispán is the ruler of the territory. King Stephen V signed Csák Lukács's son Demeter and his posteriors to be forever ispán of that territory and allowed him to build fortress. Csák family was relative to the dynasty, their origin is from the Honfoglalás. Due to Anonymus and Képes Krónika Csák was the son of Chief Előd's great-grandchild Szabolcs.

From that Csák is the family originated. That family was streamed to 12 arm. One of them called ugodi; that arms's earliest known member was Csák Lukács. In this family the name Ugrin was popular. One form of that name with diminutive -d is Ugod; that was the name of Demeter's grandson, who after the village is nominated. Roman Catholic church Parish Pieta in front of parish Chalk-smelters around the village Ugod Lake Stephen I's statue Hubertlak in the surrounding forest Official Homepage