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Saigyō

Saigyō Hōshi was a famous Japanese poet of the late Heian and early Kamakura period. Born Satō Norikiyo in Kyoto to a noble family, he lived during the traumatic transition of power between the old court nobles and the new samurai warriors. After the start of the age of Mappō, Buddhism was considered to be in decline and no longer as effective a means of salvation; these cultural shifts during his lifetime led to a sense of melancholy in his poetry. As a youth, he worked as a guard to retired Emperor Toba, but in 1140 at age 22, for reasons now unknown, he quit worldly life to become a monk, taking the religious name En'i, he took the pen name Saigyō, meaning “Western Journey”, a reference to Amida Buddha and the Western paradise. He lived alone for long periods in his life in Saga, Mt. Koya, Mt. Yoshino and many other places, but he is more known for the many long, poetic journeys he took to Northern Honshū that would inspire Bashō in his Narrow Road to the Interior, he was a good friend of Fujiwara no Teika.

Sankashū is Saigyō's personal poetry collection. Other collections that include poems by Saigyō are the Shin Kokin Wakashū and the Shika Wakashū, he died at Hirokawa Temple in Kawachi Province at age 72. In Saigyō's time, the Man'yōshū was no longer a big influence on waka poetry, compared to the Kokin Wakashū. Where the Kokin Wakashū was concerned with subjective experience, word play and elegant diction, the Shin Kokin Wakashū was less subjective, had fewer verbs and more nouns, was not as interested in word play, allowed for repetition, had breaks in the flow, was more colloquial and more somber and melancholic. Due to the turbulent times, Saigyō focuses not just on mono no aware but on sabi and kanashi. Though he was a Buddhist monk, Saigyō was still attached to the world and the beauty of nature. Many of his best-known poems express the tension he felt between renunciatory Buddhist ideals and his love of natural beauty. Most monks would have asked to die facing West, to be welcomed by the Buddha, but Saigyō finds the Buddha in the flowers: To be "heartless" was an ideal of Buddhist monkhood, meaning one had abandoned all desire and attachment: Saigyō travelled extensively, but one of his favorite places was Mount Yoshino, famous for its cherry blossoms: 2016: The Great Passage, episode 7 Shigitatsu-an in Oiso, Kanagawa Saigyô, Poems of a Mountain Home, translated by Burton Watson, Columbia University Press, 1991 ISBN 0-231-07492-1 cloth ISBN 0-231-07493-X pbk Saigyô, Mirror for the Moon: A Selection of Poems by Saigyô, translated by William R. LaFleur, New Directions 1978.

William R. LaFleur. Awesome Nightfall: The Life and Poetry of Saigyō. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2003 ISBN 0-86171-322-2 pbk This is an expanded and matured reworking of the material in Mirror for the Moon. Classical Japanese Database - has some poems by Saigyō in translations and in the original Japanese E-text of his poems in Japanese digital 西行庵 山家集の研究

Timothy Sykes

Timothy Sykes is a penny stock trader. He is best known for earning $1.65 million by day trading while attending Tulane University. Sykes graduated from Tulane University in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in philosophy and a minor in business. While at Tulane, Sykes cut class to day trade. In 2003, during his senior year, he founded Cilantro Fund Management, a short bias hedge fund, using $1 million from his friends and family. In 2006, Sykes was included on Trader Monthly's "30 Under 30" list of up-and-coming traders in the market, a selection which editor Randall Lane called "our worst pick" among the chosen honorees. Sykes claimed that the Cilantro Fund was "the number one long-short microstock hedge fund in the country, according to Barclays". In 2008 Sykes decided to recreate his initial investing success by again starting with $12,415, he named the attempt Transparent Investment Management. Sykes self-published An American Hedge Fund: How I Made $2 Million as a Stock Operator & Created a Hedge Fund in 2007.

The book documented Sykes' experiences from day-trading in college to becoming a wealthy hedge fund manager. In 2012, Sykes created "Miss Penny Stock," a financial beauty pageant among the female representatives for his brand and company. Sykes works as a financial activist and educator. In 2007, Sykes launched TimothySykes.com. It serves as a website dedicated to teaching penny stock trading. In 2009, Sykes launched Investimonials.com, a website devoted to collecting user reviews of financial services and books, as well as financial brokers. Sykes co-founded Profit.ly in 2011, a social service with about 20,000 users that provides stock trade information online. Sykes said the service serves two purposes: "creating public track records for gurus, newsletter writers and students everyone to learn from both the wins and losses of other traders to benefit the entire industry."Sykes founded the Timothy Sykes Foundation, which has raised $600,000 and has partnered with Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club.

In February 2017, Sykes donated $1 million to Pencils of Promise to help build 20 new primary schools across Ghana and Laos, to be completed between 2017 and 2018. Sykes is one of the founders of Karmagawa, a charity dedicated to helping animals, preserving natural resources, assisting those in need around the world. In 2019, Karmagawa worked with documentarian Amir Zakeri to create a documentary called "50 Minutes to Save the World," which documents the state of the coral reef. Sykes has publicly criticized various businesses and celebrities, including Shaquille O'Neal and Justin Bieber, for promoting "pump and dump" schemes, in which an investor purchases stock, hypes others into buying that stock to inflate its price sells the shares at a higher price and shorts the profit from the resulting decline. Official website

California State University, East Bay

California State University, East Bay is a public university in Hayward, California. The university is part of the 23-campus California State University system and offers 136 undergraduate and 60 post-baccalaureate areas of study. Founded in 1957, California State University, East Bay has a student body of 15,000. In Fall 2018, it had 877 faculty; the university's largest and oldest college campus is located in Hayward, with additional campus-sites in the nearby cities of Oakland and Concord. With multiple campuses across the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, the school changed its name from California State University, Hayward to California State University, East Bay in 2005; the university was established as State College for Alameda County, with its primary mission to serve the higher education needs of both Alameda County and Contra Costa County. Its construction was part of the California Master Plan for Higher Education as proposed by Clark Kerr and the original site for the school was Pleasanton, California.

The campus was moved to Hayward before plans were finalized due to the efforts of State Assembly member Carlos Bee and other boosters from the Hayward community, including S. E. Bond Jr, E. Guy Warren, namesake of Warren Hall. At the time of its opening in 1959, classes were first held on the campus of Sunset Elementary School and Hayward High School. With the addition of the school, higher education in the San Francisco Bay Area became more accessible. To the south was San Jose State College serving the South Bay counties. To the west was San Francisco State College serving San Francisco and San Mateo Counties. To the north is Sonoma State University, serving Marin and Sonoma counties. Chabot College, a part of the California Community College system, opened nearby in Hayward in 1961; the university has undergone numerous transitions in its history. In 1961, the school was moved to its present location in the Hayward Hills and renamed Alameda County State College. In 1963, the name was changed to California State College at Hayward.

The school was granted university status in 1972, changing its name to California State University, Hayward. In 2005, the university implemented a new, broader mission to serve the eastern San Francisco Bay Area and adopted the name California State University, East Bay; the proposal to rename the campus to California State University, East Bay was approved by the California State University Board of Trustees on January 26, 2005. Leroy M. Morishita was appointed president effective July 1, 2011, following an interim appointment that began April 18, 2011 when former president Mohammad Qayoumi assumed the role of president of San José State University. Qayoumi succeeded Norma S. Rees as president of the university in 2006, he was the first Afghan-American to lead a major American university. Fred F. Harcleroad Ellis E. McCune Norma S. Rees Mohammad Qayoumi Leroy M. Morishita, California State University, East Bay's main campus is located in Hayward, California, it is situated on a plateau east of the Hayward fault overlooking the southeast part of the city.

CSUEB has a campus in Concord, California in Contra Costa County, a professional development center in Oakland. Continuing education programs are available at all three locations. For 40 years, Warren Hall was CSUEB's signature building. Warren Hall was rated the least earthquake-safe building in the California State University system by the CSU Seismic Review Board. In January 2013 the CSU Board of Trustees authorized $50 million to demolish the former administrative building and replace it with a new structure. Warren Hall was demolished by implosion on August 17, 2013. Construction for the new 67,000 square foot-building began in November 2013, doors opened in December 2015 on the completed structure. California State University, East Bay is known for its Solar Energy Project. Solar panels were installed on four campus rooftops and are used to generate supplemental power during peak periods and is one of the largest photovoltaic systems in Northern California. Since its completion in 2004 the university has received recognition on a regional and national level for the project.

The 2004 Business Environmental Achievement Award from the Hayward City Council. The 2004 Green Power Leadership Award at the National Green Power Marketing Conference. A 2005 Exceptional Project Award from the Western Council of Construction Consumers. On April 8, 2010, the California Public Utilities Commission approved a fuel cell project of Pacific Gas and Electric Company allowing Cal State East Bay's Hayward campus to become one of the first college campuses in Northern California to have a fuel cell. Once installed, the waste heat generated by the fuel cell will be converted into hot water to be used in campus buildings. Since 2004, the Pioneer Amphitheatre on campus has been home of the KBLX Stone Soul Picnic, a day-long festival of R&B, soul and Urban Adult Contemporary music. Featured performers have included Ronald Isley, The Whispers, Teena Marie, Rick James, The O'Jays. California State University, East Bay's Associated Student Incorporated hosts concerts with artists like Lupe Fiasco and Goapele.

In 2005, Cal State East Bay began to build three new facilities: the Wayne and Gladys Valley Business and Technology Center (V

Ignazio Dracopoli

Ignazio Nicolas Dracopoli was an Anglo-French cartographer and explorer. Dracopoli was born at Cape d'Antibes in France, he was educated in England before going up to University College, Oxford. He played minor counties cricket for Dorset in the 1906 Minor Counties Championship – making him the only French county cricketer, he travelled to Arizona in 1908, staying on the ranch of Frenchman, before returning to England in 1909. He travelled around East Africa in 1910, he joined the Royal Geographical Society shortly after, where he studied map surveying and became the first European to across the Lorian Swamp, earning him the Back Award in 1914. In the proceeding years, he mapped large parts of the British Empire, with his map of the world appearing in The Times in 1922, he was deemed unfit for major action in the First World War due to illness sustained while travelling in Jubaland, but he was commissioned into the Royal Flying Corps, serving firstly in England before serving in Egypt. He held the rank of second lieutenant in December 1916, before being made a temporary captain in May 1917.

Dracopoli was made an MBE for services rendered during the war. He health had never recovered from the illness that afflicted him during his Jubaland expedition, with him dying at Bishop's Stortford in May 1923

Iberian worm lizard

The Iberian worm lizard, Mediterranean worm lizard, or European worm lizard is a species of reptile in the family Blanidae of the clade Amphisbaenia. There are 130 species of amphisbaenians, most found in Spain, South Africa, the Caribbean islands; the Iberian worm lizard is locally known as cobra-cega, culebrilla ciega, colobreta cega, all meaning "blind snake". Recent studies into the mitochondrial and nuclear genomic data of 47 isolated B. cinereus populations show rather large sequence divergence between two apparent clades, leading some researchers to call for a division of the Iberian worm lizard into two species. While little is known of B. cinereus in comparison with some other reptile species, new insight is growing about this primitive, ancestral reptile. The Iberian worm lizard is found through most of central and southern Spain. B. cinereus is a subterranean species found in a wide variety of Mediterranean habitats. Their abundance in population in different regions is difficult to determine due to their subterranean nature.

However, studies on B. cinereus activity have shown the organism's ability to survive in habitats between 400 meters and 1400 meters. The Iberian worm lizard is a thermoregulator meaning it can only survive in habitats conducive to its thermoregulatory needs. Typical habitats for B. cinereus consist of areas of high humus and sporadic rocks of varying thickness. B. cinereus will take advantage of their habitat's loose soil depth and rocks as means for thermoregulation. Depending on the time of day Iberian worm lizards will move in between 0 cm and 10 cm of soil and underneath rocks varying in thickness from 10 cm to 20 cm. B. cinereus will use the depth of soil the deeper soil, to cool down and the rocks to warm itself to varying degrees based on the time of day and thickness of the rocks. By using its habitat, the Iberian worm lizard is able to maintain a constant body temperature with minimal energy expense; the Iberian worm lizard is believed to be an opportunistic feeder through the study of central Spanish B. cinereus populations.

B. cinereus was thought to feed on the diverse array of prey that inhabited the underside of rocks, but a correlation with feeding habits and under rock prey was not seen. Its diet consisting of insects and insect larvae, which are the worm lizard's the most abundant food source, led observers to make the conclusion that B. cinereus acts as an opportunistic feeder. While being an overall opportunistic feeder, B. cinereus will instinctively hunt for larger insect larvae and will refrain from eating certain ant species, thus showing a level of prey distinguishing during opportunistic feeding. B. cinereus is believed to have low energy requirements based on average stomach content in comparison with other lizard species. It is speculated that Iberian worm lizards will search for scarce but energy-rich foods when habitats allow for this type of feeding, but can adapt and feed on abundant and less energy-rich prey when necessary; the Iberian worm lizard has similar morphology to a worm because of its limbless ringed body, but unlike worms it possesses small, underdeveloped eyes, small smooth scales, most it has all characteristics of a typical vertebrate like, vertebral column and closed circulatory system.

The head is small and blunt, used for digging, with underdeveloped eyes covered by skin, a characteristically ridged ringed body covered in scales. Iberian worm lizard tails possess the same scales, it has a small forked tongue used for chemosensory signaling purposes, a row of small but sharp teeth within the mouth's interior. Its coloration is violet, or brown depending on its region. Adults are about 150 mm in total length, but can be up to 300 mm in total length. Iberian worm lizards are mistaken for small snakes or large worms. Due to its subterranean lifestyle, the Iberian worm lizard exhibits characteristically small, primitive eyes; these eyes leave the B. cinereus with a complete inability to see, only distinguishing changes in light intensity. However, B. cinereus has made up for its lack of sight through the development of a chemosensory signaling systems. Chemosensory signaling is mediated by the sensitive vomeronasal organ on the head of the B. cinereus. The response to individual chemical stimuli can be measured by counting tongue flicks.

Cotton swabs exhibiting prey specific chemical indicators elicit tongue flick responses by the B. cinereus. However, there is not difference in this response between non-prey signals. In contrast, tests with live prey instead of cotton swabs have shown that B. cinereus can discriminate between live prey and live non-prey based on the chemicals given off bu the individuals. A consistent and direct correlation has been seen in testing between higher average of tongue flicks in the presence of live prey than in the presence of non-live prey; the distinction between cotton swab and live prey testing suggests the ability of B. cinereus to distinguish live prey and non-prey chemical signals. Cotton swab studies emitting predatory chemosensory signals have been performed in order to quantify the Iberian worm lizard's anti-predatory response mechanisms. Swabs exhibiting signals from predators like the southern smooth snake, Coronella girondica, the scolopendromorph centipede, the Bedriaga's skink, Chalcides bedriagai were all tested.

Again, the amount and rate of tongue flicks was used to quantify the anti-predatory response, as well as any defensive acts taken upon the swab. High rates of tongue flicks were seen for all three predator chemicals with defensive biting by B. cin

Municipality of the District of East Hants

East Hants named the Municipality of the District of East Hants, is a district municipality in Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Statistics Canada classifies the district municipality as a municipal district. With its administrative seat in Elmsdale, the district municipality occupies the eastern half of Hants County from the Minas Basin to the boundary with Halifax County, sharing this boundary with the Municipality of the District of West Hants, it was made in 1861 from the former townships of Uniacke, Douglas, Walton and Maitland. Its most settled area is in the Shubenacadie Valley. In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Municipality of the District of East Hants recorded a population of 22,453 living in 9,057 of its 9,930 total private dwellings, a change of 1.5% from its 2011 population of 22,111. With a land area of 1,786.56 km2, it had a population density of 12.6/km2 in 2016. The Public Works division operates two water utility distribution sites and three sewage collection and treatment systems for communities in the serviced areas adjacent to Highway 102 and along the Shubenacadie River.

The division operates an engineered spring which draws additional water from Grand Lake to the Shubenacadie River during low water level events. Drinking water is distributed across 71.0 kilometers of main distribution lines. Wastewater is distributed through 80.5 kilometers of wastewater collection mains. Please visit the Public Works section for more detailed information; the Environmental Services division works with Public Works. This division reviews data to ensure compliance of operating approvals. Environmental Services runs a watershed protection program that focuses on building awareness of watershed issues that impact watersheds of interest to the municipality. Hip hop artist Buck 65 is from East Hants. Born Richard Terfry, he is a radio host on CBC Radio. Luke Boyd, international recording artist better known as Classified, was born in Enfield, East Hants. Riverside Educational Centre middle school is located in Milford Station Elmsdale District School is located in Elmsdale Kennetcook District Elementary is located in Kennetcook Uniacke District School is located in Mount Uniacke Hants East Rural High School is located in Milford Station Hants North Rural High School is located in Kennetcook Cobequid District School is located in Noel Rawdon District School is located in Rawdon List of municipalities in Nova Scotia Official website