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Shin Kokin Wakashū

The Shin Kokin Wakashū known in abbreviated form as the Shin Kokinshū or conversationally as the Shin Kokin, is the eighth imperial anthology of waka poetry compiled by the Japanese court, beginning with the Kokin Wakashū circa 905 and ending with the Shinshokukokin Wakashū circa 1439. The name can be translated as "New Collection of Ancient and Modern Poems" and bears an intentional resemblance to that of the first anthology. Together with the Man'yōshū and the Kokinshū, the Shin Kokinshū is considered to be one of the three most influential poetic anthologies in Japanese literary history, it was commissioned in 1201 by the retired emperor Go-Toba, who established a new Bureau of Poetry at his Nijō palace with eleven Fellows, headed by Fujiwara no Yoshitsune, for the purpose of conducting poetry contests and compiling the anthology. Despite its emphasis on contemporary poets, the Shin Kokinshū covered a broader range of poetic ages than the Kokinshū, including ancient poems that the editors of the first anthology had deliberately excluded.

It was presented in 1205, on the 300th anniversary of the completion of the Kokinshū. Although Go-Toba retained veto power over the poems included in the anthology as well as the order in which they were presented, he assigned the task of compilation to six of the Fellows of the Bureau of Poetry; these were Fujiwara no Teika, Fujiwara no Ariie, Fujiwara no Ietaka, Minamoto no Michitomo and Asukai Masatsune. The anthology was given a preface in Japanese prose by Fujiwara no Yoshitsune and a preface in Chinese—the scholarly language of the Court—by Fujiwara no Chikatsune, in a manner reminiscent of the Kokinshū; the significance of the Shin Kokinshū lies prominently in the technical expertise of the compilers, their novel and extensive use of the honkadori literary technique, the effect that each of these elements had on Japanese poetry after its publication. Though the Kokinshū is famous in part for its organization throughout the anthology, as each poem is given as a lead-in to the next, the Shin Kokinshū goes above and beyond the standard created by the original collection.

The Kokinshū editors used linking poems as a general guide, but the Shin Kokinshū editors created "an anthology that may be read from beginning to end as a single long structure divided into books". For example, in the sections on the topic of Spring, the editors pieced together a detailed representation in poetic form of the advancement of spring and the passage of time, using similar words and expressions to link each poem to the next. In the section on travel poems, the progression is from ancient poets and styles to modern ones, as is common in Japanese waka anthologies, the sections on Love are arranged to show the stages of an affair from first love to bitter parting; this kind of detailed manipulation resulted in an anthology that did not contain all of the best works of the day. As Fujiwara no Teika complained, Go-Toba’s insistence on including the works of old, obscure or unaccomplished composers in the anthology in order to maintain appropriate links to those poems that were worthwhile made the honor of having forty-six of his own poems included in the anthology less satisfactory.

Individual egos aside, the end result was a composition that not only spanned centuries of Japanese literary tradition and evolving literary styles but provided a veritable textbook on what well and poorly written poems looked like. The elaborate linking format developed by the editors was picked up and carried forward with the development of the renga or "linked verse" form, in which poets wrote a series of verses together in turns by continuing the image of the previous verse and introducing something new for the next poet to work with. Renga made frequent use of the honkadori technique, since each poet had only a short phrase to work with and the ability to use allusions to prior, complete poems was an important one; the term "Honkadori" refers to the practice of "allusive variation," and can be translated as "taking from an original poem". Though allusions to older poems were common in the poetic discourse of the day, following the 11th century and prior to Fujiwara no Teika’s experimentation with honkadori, it was frowned upon to make obvious borrowings from past writers.

However, that changed with the publication of the Shin Kokinshū. Instead of mimicking only the horizontal flow of the Kokinshū, the poems in the New Collection make vertical links to the poetic traditions of the past, by borrowing from specific poems and not from stock phrases, the authors and editors of the poems in the Shin Kokinshū were able to step away from overused and more unoriginal topics that ancient poems had popularized; the following example compares one of Teika’s own poems in the Shin Kokinshū to its honka, or original poem, in the Kokinshū. Although the poems are written on the same subject, with the newer one drawing directly from the older, Fujiwara no Teika’s interpretation both modernizes the poem and provides it with greater subtlety, it accomplishes a connection between the Kokinshū and the Shin Kokinshū. The structure of the Shin Kokinshū echoes that of the Kokinshū in many ways, but it shows the influence of the intervening imperial anthologies; as can be seen in the table below, the Shin Kokinshū omits certain books from the original anthology, includes others on poetic topics that gained prominence only after the publication of the Kokinshū.

The 20 books of the Shin Kokinshū contain nearly 2,000 waka, with the number varying depending on the edition, as Go-Toba continued to

Pierre Mainville

Pierre Mainville is a politician in Montreal, Canada. He served on Montreal city council from 2005-2013, representing Sainte-Marie in the downtown Ville-Marie borough first as a member of Vision Montréal as a member of Projet Montréal as an independent, he was defeated in the November 2013 municipal election. Mainville has worked as a technician-coordinator at Radio-Canada for more than three decades, he has been a representative of the Regroupement des commerçants de la rue Ontario, working on local issues involving crime and development. Mainville was elected to the Ville-Marie borough council in the 2005 Montreal municipal election as a member of the Vision Montreal party. Montreal mayor Gérald Tremblay's Montreal Island Citizens' Union won four of the five borough seats in this election, Mainville was the only member of the opposition, he was the sole councillor to vote against a local $15 million surtax for new recreational and cultural services in 2006, arguing that the funds should have come from the entire city.

The following year, he was the only councillor to vote against the introduction of harsh financial penalties for littering and graffiti. He argued that the law would be difficult to enforce and would result in arbitrary and unfair penalties, he criticized a requirement that local merchants clean up vandalism outside their shops, arguing that this shifted responsibility away from the offenders. In September 2007, Ville-Marie borough mayor Benoît Labonté and councillor Karim Boulos resigned from Tremblay's party to sit as independents. Mainville provided outside support to Labonté and Boulos, allowing them to maintain majority control on council. In October 2007, he was appointed to the borough's public safety committee. Labonté and Boulos joined Vision Montreal and formed an official governing caucus in conjunction with Mainville; this proved to be a short-lived alliance, however — Mainville resigned from Vision Montreal on 10 December 2008, saying that he did not have confidence in Labonté's leadership.

For the next year, he served on the borough council as an independent. Mainville was elected to the Montreal city council in the 2009 municipal election as a member of Projet Montréal; some of this party's organizers had sought to draft Mainville as early as 2006, noting his speaking skills and his progressive views. By virtue of being a city councillor, Mainville continues to serve on the Ville-Marie borough council. In late 2009, he introduced a successful motion demanding that city council ask the provincial government to hold an inquiry into allegations of corruption in Montreal's construction sector. In June 2010, Mainville voted against a motion to establish a homeless youth shelter on a stretch of Ste. Catherine Street in Montreal's Gay Village district, he supported the plan, but changed his mind after hearing concerns that locating a shelter near bars and nightclubs would be counter-productive for combating drug addiction among the shelter's clientele. Mainville has spoken in support of preserving Montreal's Redpath mansion.

He resigned from Projet Montréal to serve as an independent councillor on September 14, 2012

István Göndör

István Göndör is a Hungarian economist and politician, member of the National Assembly for Nagykanizsa from 1994 to 1998 and from 2002 to 2010. He was a Member of Parliament from the Zala County regional list from 1998 to 2002 and the national list of the Hungarian Socialist Party from 2010 to 2014. Göndör was born in Kőszegszerdahely on 20 March 1950, he attended elementary school in Türje. He finished his secondary studies at the I. István Economic Technical School in Budapest in 1968, he earned his degree of business economy at the Financial and Accounting College in 1971. Following that he worked for the Central Transdanubian Gas Supply Company and its legal successor Kögáz Ltd. Göndör married trade seller Mária Gugi in 1973. Göndör joined the Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party in 1971, he was a prominent trade unionist in the 1970s. He was involved in the Mining Trade Union, he was a member of its economics committee from 1980 to 1988. He was a founding bursar of the Kögáz Engineering Labor Union.

Göndör participated in the reformist movement during the regime change. In the spring of 1989, he had an important role in the democratization of the Zala County branch committee of the Socialist Workers' Party. Göndör joined the Hungarian Socialist Party in October 1989, was elected chairman of its local branch in Nagykanizsa, serving in this capacity until 2003, he was a member of the local representative body of Nagykanizsa between 1990 and 1994. He was elected a Member of Parliament for Nagykanizsa during the 1994 parliamentary election, defeating incumbent MP Attila Tarnóczky, he worked in the Economic Committee during the 1994–98 parliamentary term. He was defeated by László Zakó (FKGP in Nagykanizsa constituency in the 1998 parliamentary election, but became a MP via the Socialist Party's Zala County regional list. Göndör was involved in the Defense Committee. In the 2002 parliamentary election, he gained an individual mandate for Nagykanizsa constituency again, when defeated Péter Cseresnyés, the joint candidate of Fidesz and MDF.

He continued his work in both parliamentary committees in the next term. Göndör defeated Cseresnyés again in the 2006 parliamentary election, he worked in the Economic and Information Technology Committee from 2006 to 2010, chaired its Public Procurement Subcommittee between 2007 and 2010. His name did not appear in the Socialist Party's Zala County regional list and himself did not run in Nagykanizsa during the 2010 parliamentary election. After a brief work in the Defense and Law Enforcement Committee, he was involved in the Parliamentary Immunity, Conflicts of Interest and Credentials Committee from 2010 to 2014, he served as one of the recorders of the National Assembly in that parliamentary term. Göndör left the Socialist Party and joined the Together – Party for a New Era in October 2013, he maintained his mandate and remained in the MSZP parliamentary group until the 2014 parliamentary election, when he ran as a joint candidate of the Unity parties and only came to the third place after Cseresnyés and Zakó

Marc Bodnick

Marc Adam Bodnick is an American entrepreneur and venture capitalist, best known as a co-founder of Elevation Partners. Bodnick earned a bachelor's degree in government at Harvard University and a master's degree in political science at Stanford University. Bodnick is a founding principal of Silver Lake Partners, he worked at Blackstone Group and Kroll. In 2003, he co-founded Elevation Partners, along with Bono and a number of Silicon Valley investors and executives; as Managing Director, he was credited with reversing the poor performance of the fund's first fund, with a $210 million investment in Facebook and a $100 million investment in Yelp, Inc. His sister-in-law, Sheryl Sandberg, is Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. In early 2011, Bodnick was recruited to lead the business and community team at Quora, a question-and-answer website founded by Adam D'Angelo and Charlie Cheever, after becoming an early beta tester and contributor. In May 2016, he announced. After leaving Quora, Bodnick co-founded an interest-based social network.

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Cassel, California

Cassel is a census-designated place in Shasta County, California. Cassel sits at an elevation of 3,176 feet; the 2010 United States census reported Cassel's population was 207. The ZIP Code is 96016; the community is inside area code 530. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 2.1 square miles, 96.44% of it land and 3.56% of it water. This region experiences dry summers, with highs over 90 °F in July and August. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Cassel has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps; the 2010 United States Census reported that Cassel had a population of 207. The population density was 98.6 people per square mile. The racial makeup of Cassel was 194 White, 0 African American, 3 Native American, 0 Asian, 0 Pacific Islander, 4 from other races, 6 from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6 persons; the Census reported that 207 people lived in households, 0 lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, 0 were institutionalized.

There were 93 households, out of which 17 had children under the age of 18 living in them, 65 were opposite-sex married couples living together, 2 had a female householder with no husband present, 3 had a male householder with no wife present. There were 2 unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, 2 same-sex married couples or partnerships. 18 households were made up of individuals and 9 had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23. There were 70 families; the population was spread out with 32 people under the age of 18, 7 people aged 18 to 24, 29 people aged 25 to 44, 78 people aged 45 to 64, 61 people who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 57.7 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males. There were 140 housing units at an average density of 66.7 per square mile, of which 81 were owner-occupied, 12 were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 5.7%. 173 people lived in owner-occupied housing units and 34 people lived in rental housing units.

In the state legislature Cassel is in the 1st Senate District, represented by Republican Brian Dahle, the 1st Assembly District, represented by Republican Megan Dahle. Federally, Cassel is in California's 1st congressional district, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa; the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail passes East of Cassel. Just North of the town is the site of Packway Materials who have repurposed broken construction equipment into sculpture

Yusidey Silié

Yusidey Silié Frómeta is a Cuban volleyball player who competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics finishing fourth with the Cuban team in the Olympic tournament. Silié has been playing with the Cuban club Ciudad de La Habana since 2005. In the 2006 season, she won the Best Spiker and Best Blocker while her team won the League Championship. For the 2010 season, she became with her team league champion, individually awarded "Best Setter" and "Most Valuable Player", she won the "Best Setter" award, for the 2011 season of the Cuban Liga Nacional, playing with the crowned champions Ciudad Habana from the Cuban capital city. Yusidey won with his national team the silver medal at the 2011 Pan American Games held in Guadalajara, Mexico. Ciudad de La Habana 2006 Cuban Liga Nacional "Best Spiker" 2006 Cuban Liga Nacional "Best Blocker" 2010 Cuban Liga Nacional "Most Valuable Player" 2010 Cuban Liga Nacional "Best Setter" 2011 Cuban Liga Nacional "Best Setter" 2005 Cuban Liga Nacional - Champion, with Ciudad de La Habana 2006 Cuban Liga Nacional - Champion, with Ciudad de La Habana 2010 Cuban Liga Nacional - Champion, with Ciudad de La Habana 2011 Cuban Liga Nacional - Champion, with Ciudad de La Habana 2007 Montreux Volley Masters - Silver medal 2007 Pan American Games - Gold medal 2007 NORCECA Championship - Gold medal 2008 FIVB World Grand Prix - Silver medal 2008 Montreux Volley Masters - Gold medal 2010 Montreux Volley Masters - Bronze medal 2011 Pan American Games - Silver medal FIVB Profile Yusidey Silié at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com