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Scáthach

Scáthach, or Sgathaich, is a figure in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. She is a legendary Scottish warrior woman and martial arts teacher who trains the legendary Ulster hero Cú Chulainn in the arts of combat. Texts describe her homeland as Scotland, she is called "the Shadow" and "Warrior Maid" and is the rival and sister of Aífe, both of whom are daughters of Árd-Greimne of Lethra. Scáthach's instruction of the young hero Cú Chulainn notably appears in Tochmarc Emire, an early Irish foretale to the great epic Táin Bó Cúailnge. Here, Cú Chulainn is honour-bound to perform a number of tasks before he is found worthy to marry his beloved Emer, daughter of the chieftain Forgall Monach; the tale survives in two recensions: a short version written in Old Irish and a expanded version of the Middle Irish period. In both recensions, Cú Chulainn is sent to Alpae, a term meaning "the Alps", but used here to refer to Scotland. Cú Chulainn is sent there with Lóegaire and Conchobor, in the version with Conall Cernach, to receive training from the warrior Domnall.

After some time, Domnall assigns them to the care of Scáthach for further training. Cú Chulainn and his companion Ferdiad travel to Dún Scáith, where Scáthach teaches them feats of arms, gives Cú Chulainn her deadly spear, the Gáe Bulg. Cú Chulainn accidentally breaks her fingers, she screams. Despite Uathach's protests, he challenges Cú Chulainn to a duel, Cú Chulainn dispatches him easily. To make it up to Uathach and Scáthach, Cú Chulainn assumes Cochar's duties, becomes Uathach's lover. Scáthach promises her daughter to him, without requiring the traditional bride price; when her rival, the warrior woman Aífe, threatens her territory, Cú Chulainn defeats Aífe in battle. At swordpoint, he decides to spare her life under the condition that she will lie with him and bear him a son, he leaves Aífe pregnant with his son Connla, whom Cú Chulainn kills years - only realizing who Connla is after he has slain him. Cuillin on the Isle of Skye Irish mythology in popular culture Tochmarc Emire, ed. and tr.

Kuno Meyer. "The Oldest Version of Tochmarc Emire". Revue Celtique. 11: 433–57. CELT link. CELT Tochmarc Emire, ed. A. G. van Hamel, Compert Con Culainn and Other Stories. Mediaeval and Modern Irish Series 3. Dublin, 1933. Quin, E. G.. "Alpae". Dictionary of the Irish Language, Based Mainly on Old and Middle Irish Materials. Dublin: RIA. Letter A, Column 291. MacKillop, James. Dictionary of Celtic Mythology. London: Oxford. ISBN 0-19-860967-1. Dun Sgathaich on Skye, said to stand on the site of Dún Scáith

Paradox (horse)

Paradox was a British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. In a career that lasted from October 1884 until October 1885 he won six races. Despite running only twice in 1884, he proved himself to be one of the best two-year-olds of his generation by winning the Dewhurst Plate. In the following year he won five of his six races including the 2,000 Guineas, the Grand Prix de Paris, the Sussex Stakes and the Champion Stakes, his only defeat came. The final phase of the colt's racing career was marked by controversy and recrimination following his withdrawal from the Cambridgeshire Handicap in the autumn of 1885 and he was retired from racing in 1886. Paradox had little opportunity to establish himself at stud. Paradox was a strongly-built bay horse bred by the Graham brothers at the Yardley Stud near Birmingham, he was sired by the 2,000 Guineas runner-up Sterling out of Casuistry, an undistinguished racehorse, sold cheaply at the end of her racing career by Lord Rosebery. Casuistry became an important broodmare, being the direct female ancestor of notable thoroughbreds such as Humorist, Royal Palace and Spend a Buck.

As a yearling Paradox was bought for 700 guineas by the trainer John Porter on behalf of his associate, Captain Bowling. Porter trained the colt at his stable at Kingsclere; until 1946 there was no requirement for British racehorses to be named and, in 1884, the horse who would become known as Paradox raced as "bay colt by Sterling- Casuistry" or "the Casuistry colt". He was slow to mature but, by late 1884, he had begun to show signs of promise. After watching him run in a trial gallop, the Duke of Westminster paid £6,000 for the colt. By way of comparison, the 1884 Epsom Derby carried prize money of £4,600. By the time he appeared on a racecourse his performances in training and purchase price meant that he had acquired a considerable reputation and, despite making his debut in the Middle Park Plate, the season's most important races for two-year-olds, he was made joint-favourite at odds of 9/4; the inexperienced Casuistry colt showed "a little temper" at the start and, after racing with the leaders in the early stages, he became unbalanced and lost his position on the downhill section of the course.

He finished to dead-heat for third place behind Melton and the French colt Xaintrailes, but the Duke was displeased by the performance and offered the colt for sale. He was bought by William Broderick Cloete, a South African-born businessman who had made his fortune in Mexican coal-mining. At the next Newmarket meeting, on his first start for his new owner, the Casuistry colt ran in the Dewhurst Plate and started the 2/1 second favourite behind Xaintrailles, he took an early lead and pulled away in "grand style" to record a three length win from the filly Cora. The Dewhurst was regarded as the year's most important two-year-old race after the Middle Park Plate, the colt's win established him as one of the best horses of his generation, with bookmakers making him one of the favourites for the following year's Derby. Shortly afterwards it was reported. Over the winter the Casuistry colt was given the name "Paradox" and, by early 1885, was clear favourite for both the 2,000 Guineas and The Derby.

When he reappeared in the 2,000 Guineas over one mile at Newmarket on 6 May he was considered unbeatable and, with only six other colts turning out to oppose him, he started at odds of 1/3. Ridden by Fred Archer, Paradox moved into the lead with three furlongs to travel. Most of his opponents were soon struggling, but an unnamed "bay colt by Kisber out of Chopette" emerged as a serious challenger. Archer had to use his spurs on Paradox and the favourite drifted across the course under pressure before prevailing by a head after a "brilliant and exciting" race, it was only after some animated discussion that Crafton's connections decided not to lodge an objection against the winner for causing interference in the closing stages. Despite his win in the Guineas, Paradox was passed over by Archer, who chose to ride Melton in the Derby. At Epsom on 3 June Paradox, ridden by Fred Webb, was made the 4/1 second favourite in a field of twelve runners, with Melton starting the 15/8 favourite. Webb was given the ride despite "scurrilous" rumours concerning his honesty.

The race took place in fine weather before a "enormous" crowd that included the Prince and Princess of Wales. Paradox took the lead two furlongs from the finish and was challenged by Archer on Melton. Melton made gradual but relentless progress to catch Paradox "in the last stride" and win by a head in a "desperate finish", with Archer riding one of his strongest races. After the race Cloete expressed his satisfaction with Webb's performance and rewarded the jockey with a gift of £100. Irish writer Oscar Wilde was reported to have observed "I understand that Milton's Paradise Lost is being revived and will appear in Derby Week and will be published under the title Paradox Lost by Melton."Paradox was never beaten again. Eleven days after his defeat at Epsom he was sent to Longchamp to contest the Grand Prix de Paris, the most important and valuable race in France; the start of the race was delayed for half an hour as the authorities struggled to clear spectators from the course. Ridden once again by Archer, Paradox was restrained in the early stages before making steady progress and turning into the straight in second place.

Paradox overtook the leader Reluisant halfway down the straight and won "ith the greatest ease" at odds of

4 Walls (song)

"4 Walls" is a song recorded by South Korean-based girl group f for their fourth studio album of the same title. The track was written by Jam Factory member Lee Seu-ran, whilst production was handled by LDN Noise, Tay Jasper, Adrian McKinnon. Lee Soo-man, the former president at S. M. Entertainment, served as the executive producer to the track, it was released on October 2015 as the lead single in conjunction with the release of the album. Musically, "4 Walls" is described as a hybrid of tropical house, UK garage, deep house; the track garnered favorable reviews from music critics, most of whom highlighted as one of the album's best tracks and complimented the song's music styles. Commercially, the song peaked at number two on both South Korea's Gaon Digital Chart and United States' Billboard World Digital Songs. An accompanying music video features the members witnessing themselves in different dimensions; the group promoted the song by performing it on several Korean television shows, including Music Bank and M Countdown.

South Korean girl group f had achieved success in South Korea, through Asia with singles including "Electric Shock" and "Hot Summer" as a five-piece group, consisting of Victoria Song, Amber Liu, Krystal Jung and Sulli. During the promotion of the group's third studio album Red Light, member Sulli did not participate in live performances due to her "suffering from continual negative comments and false rumors", according to the group's parent company S. M. Entertainment's official statement on July 25, 2014. F's promotional activities thereafter involved the four other members, while Sulli took a career hiatus. On August 7, 2015, it was announced that Sulli had withdrawn from the group to focus on her acting career, f would continue to promote as a four-member group. On September 11, 2015, the group confirmed work on a then-upcoming studio titled 4 Walls, the release of a new single and music video, revealed to be the title track to the album, it premiered on the same date as the album's release, as the lead single.

A Japanese version of the track was released alongside the newly-recorded "Cowboy", as a double A-side single in Japan on November 2, 2016 via Avex Trax. "4 Walls" was written by Jam Factory member Lee Seu-ran, whilst composing and production was handled by LDN Noise, Tay Jasper, Adrian McKinnon. Lee Soo-man, the former president at S. M. Entertainment served as the executive producer to the track. Musically, it is a song influenced by electronic dance music, it was described as a tropical house song with "slinky" synthesizers and "dreamy" hooks by The Star's Chester Chin. It was characterized as an "update" of UK garage by Spin, while Jeff Benjamin at Billboard detailed it as having a deep house sound. John Chiaverina from Kpopstarz.com wrote an extended review on the track, noting that the song was inspired by the British music scene and Western electronic dance music. Chiavernica compared the track's composition and vocals to a large variety of work by different artists, including Disclosure, Mariah Carey and the song "Show Me Love" by American vocalist Robin S..

Upon its release, the track garnered favorable reviews from music critics. Daniel Montesinos-Donaghy from Vice.com gave the song a positive review, feeling that "the group's romantic fervor fulfils the euphoria that drives some of the best house and pop music." An editor at Seoulbeats.com praised the composition and production of the song, stating "It achieves this laid back intensity as the song progresses and manages to have this without the usual heavy bass drop or shift in chords that one can find in usual K-pop songs."Jeff Benjamin from Billboard complimented the song's composition, compared it to the song "View" by South Korean boy band and brother group to f, Shinee. Writing for Pitchfork, Sheldon Pearce described the song as a "superficial rebirth", further explaining, "though the album's lead single and title track has veiled references to changing and becoming new, f's synthpop bounce remains steadfast and uncompromised." He believed that "though Sulli was undoubtedly a standout among the group, her departure allows others to grab the spotlight".

Jakob Dorof from Spin discussed the album's "minor misgivings", contrasted it with the title track, stating "Nowhere moreso than its title track, a deft U. K. garage upgrade that becomes definitively K-pop with rapper Amber's fire verse and a visionary double-bridge that shifts time and genre with a logic all its own." Chester Chin, writing for The Star, believed that the song's tropical and deep house elements were "leaps and bounds ahead of the conventional K-pop fares". Commercially, "4 Walls" was successful in South Korea, it debuted at number two on South Korea's Gaon Digital Chart for the week of October 25, 2015. It was the twenty-sixth best-selling single of October 2015, the twelfth best-selling single of November 2015 in South Korea; as of June 2016, the track has sold over 619,022 units in South Korea, the group's highest selling single since "Rum Pum Pum Pum" with over 900,000 units sold. The track debuted at number two on the US Billboard World Digital Songs, becoming their highest-charting song on the chart.

Credits adapted by the liner notes of the 4 Walls album. Victoria Song – vocals Amber Liu – rapping, vocals Luna – vocals Krystal Jung – vocals Lee Seu-ran – songwriting LDN Noise – composing, producing Tay Jasper – composing, producing Adrian McKinnon – composing, producing Lee

1998 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship

The 1998 Bank of Ireland All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 112th edition of the GAA's premier Gaelic football competition. The championship began on 3 May 1998 and ended on 27 September 1998. Galway's 1-14 to 1-10 victory over Kildare in the All-Ireland final meant that the Sam Maguire Cup returned to the county and the province of Connacht for the first time since 1966; this was Galway's eighth All-Ireland triumph in all. Kildare, managed by Mick O'Dwyer, had defeated the 1995 champions Dublin and the 1996 champions Meath to win their first Leinster title since 1956, before defeating the 1997 champions Kerry in the All-Ireland semi-final; the Ulster, Munster and Connacht championships were conducted as straight knock-out competitions. The Munster football championship for the 2nd year running had Kerry and Clare as byes to the semi-finals while Limerick and Waterford played a lone-first-round game with the bye team in a lone quarter final; the winners of each provincial competition went on to play in the All Ireland semi-finals.

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final First round Quarter-final Semi-finals Final Preliminary round Quarter-finals Semi-final Final Semi-finals Final Kildare win the Leinster Championship for the first time since 1956, reach their first All Ireland final since 1935. The Galway-Derry All Ireland semi-final was the first meeting of them. Galway won the All Ireland title for 1st in 32 years were the first Connacht team since to do so. OverallSingle game

Psychopath Diary

Psychopath Diary is a 2019 South Korean television series starring Yoon Shi-yoon, Jung In-sun and Park Sung-hoon. It aired on tvN from November 20, 2019 to January 9, 2020; the story of a man named Yook Dong-sik who coincidentally witnesses a murder and picks up the killer's diary. While fleeing the scene, he gets into a car accident causes him to lose his memory. Due to the diary in his possession, he mistakenly believes. Yoon Shi-yoon as Yook Dong-sikA timid and pushover man who works as a clerk at a stock company, his weak personality begins to change. Jung In-sun as Shim Bo-kyungAn officer in a patrol station. Park Sung-hoon as Seo In-wooThe real psychopathic serial killer, the director of the stock company Dong-sik works at. Lee Han-wi as Yook Jong-chul, Dong-sik's Father Heo Sung-tae as Jang Chil-sung Choi Dae-chul as Gong Chan-seok Kim Ki-doo as Park Jae-ho Lee Min-ji as Oh Min-joo Kim Myung-soo as Shim Seok-gu, Bo-kyung's father and former investigator police Choi Sung-won as Heo Taek-soo, Bo-kyung patner in police Choi Tae-hwan as Shin Seok-hyun Hwang Sun-hee as Jo Yoo-jin Kim Gyul as Dong-sik's brother-in-law Jung Su-bin as Dong-sik's younger brother - Yook Dong-chan The first script reading was held in August 2019 in Sangam-dong, Seoul.

In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings. This drama aired on a cable channel/pay TV which has a smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters. Official website Psychopath Diary on IMDb Psychopath Diary at HanCinema

Tilly Greene

Tilly Greene is an American romantic fiction author. Born in Southern California, Greene moved to North Yorkshire in England to further her education, now resides on the New Jersey. Extreme Speed, Total Control, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid - 2006 Zandia, Samhain Publishing - 2007 Highland Heat, Ellora's Cave - 2009 Come, Sweet Creature, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid - 2006 Extreme Speed, Total Control, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid - 2006 New Beginnings: Carpe Diem, Samhain Publishing - 2006 An Invitation to the World: Russia and New Zealand, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid - 2006 An Invitation to the World 2: China and India, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid - 2007 Zandia, Samhain Publishing - 2007 Ride'em, Ellora's Cave - 2008 Highland Heat, Ellora's Cave - 2009 An Invitation to the World: Russia, New Zealand and India, Best of Torrid Teasers Vol 2, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid - 2010 Call Me Lucifer, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid – 2010 My Angel, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid – 2010 Missing in Paradise, Ellora's Cave - 2011 Konnichiwa Cowboy, Tilly Greene - 2011 Good and Kinky, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid – 2011 The Keeper, Tilly Greene - 2012 Special Delivery, Tilly Greene - 2012 Leather Bride, Ellora's Cave - 2012 Taste for Blood, Tilly Greene - 2012 Pleasured in New York City, Tilly Greene - 2012 Hephaestus Lays Down the Law, Tilly Greene - 2013 Together Again, Tilly Greene - 2013 Poor Man Taco Recipe, The Write Ingredients, Samhain Publishing – 2007 – raises funds for the continued support of America’s Troops.

Drive-In, Coming Together: Under Fire, Coming Together - 2007 - all proceeds to benefit 2007 San Diego wildfire victims And She Scores!, All Romance - 2010 - all proceeds to the American Heart Association Coming Together: Against H8, keepsake book, Coming Together - 2010 - all proceeds to the NOH8 Campaign Romance Writers of America Erotic Authors Association Tilly Greene's Official Website Hot Thoughts Blog Monthly Scorcher - Yahoo Monthly Scorcher - Google