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Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath was an American poet and short-story writer. She is credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry and is best known for two of her published collections, The Colossus and Other Poems and Ariel, as well as The Bell Jar, a semi-autobiographical novel published shortly before her death. In 1982, she won a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for The Collected Poems. Born in Boston, Plath studied at Smith College in Massachusetts and at Newnham College in Cambridge, England, she married fellow poet Ted Hughes in 1956, they lived together in the United States and in England. They had two children before separating in 1962. Plath was clinically depressed for most of her adult life, was treated multiple times with electroconvulsive therapy, she committed suicide in 1963. Sylvia Plath was born on October 1932, in Boston, Massachusetts, her mother, Aurelia Schober Plath, was a second-generation American of Austrian descent, her father, Otto Plath, was from Grabow, Germany. Plath's father was an entomologist and a professor of biology at Boston University who authored a book about bumblebees.

On April 27, 1935, Plath's brother Warren was born, in 1936 the family moved from 24 Prince Street in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, to 92 Johnson Avenue, Massachusetts. Plath's mother, had grown up in Winthrop, her maternal grandparents, the Schobers, had lived in a section of the town called Point Shirley, a location mentioned in Plath's poetry. While living in Winthrop, eight-year-old Plath published her first poem in the Boston Herald's children's section. Over the next few years, Plath published multiple poems in regional newspapers. At age 11, Plath began keeping a journal. In addition to writing, she showed early promise as an artist, winning an award for her paintings from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in 1947. "Even in her youth, Plath was ambitiously driven to succeed". Plath had an IQ of around 160. Otto Plath died on November 5, 1940, a week and a half after Plath's eighth birthday, of complications following the amputation of a foot due to untreated diabetes, he had become ill shortly.

Comparing the similarities between his friend's symptoms and his own, Otto became convinced that he, had lung cancer and did not seek treatment until his diabetes had progressed too far. Raised as a Unitarian, Plath experienced a loss of faith after her father's death and remained ambivalent about religion throughout her life, her father was buried in Massachusetts. A visit to her father's grave prompted Plath to write the poem "Electra on Azalea Path". After Otto's death, Aurelia moved her children and her parents to 26 Elmwood Road, Massachusetts in 1942. In one of her last prose pieces, Plath commented that her first nine years "sealed themselves off like a ship in a bottle—beautiful, obsolete, a fine, white flying myth". Plath attended Bradford Senior High School in Wellesley, graduating in 1950. Just after graduating from high school, she had her first national publication in the Christian Science Monitor. In 1950 Plath attended a private women's liberal arts college in Massachusetts, she excelled academically, wrote to her mother.

While at Smith she lived in Lawrence House, a plaque can be found outside her old room. She edited The Smith Review. After her third year of college Plath was awarded a coveted position as a guest editor at Mademoiselle magazine, during which she spent a month in New York City; the experience was not what she had hoped it would be, many of the events that took place during that summer were used as inspiration for her novel The Bell Jar. She was furious at not being at a meeting the editor had arranged with Welsh poet Dylan Thomas—a writer whom she loved, said one of her boyfriends, "more than life itself." She hung around the White Horse Tavern and the Chelsea Hotel for two days, hoping to meet Thomas, but he was on his way home. A few weeks she slashed her legs to see if she had enough "courage" to kill herself. During this time she was refused admission to the Harvard writing seminar. Following electroconvulsive therapy for depression, Plath made her first medically documented suicide attempt on August 24, 1953 by crawling under her house and taking her mother's sleeping pills.

She survived this first suicide attempt writing that she "blissfully succumbed to the whirling blackness that I believed was eternal oblivion." She spent the next six months in psychiatric care, receiving more electric and insulin shock treatment under the care of Dr. Ruth Beuscher, her stay at McLean Hospital and her Smith Scholarship were paid for by Olive Higgins Prouty, who had recovered from a mental breakdown herself. Plath returned to college. In January 1955, she submitted her thesis, The Magic Mirror: A Study of the Double in Two of Dostoyevsky's Novels, in June graduated from Smith with highest honors, she obtained a Fulbright Scholarship to study at Newnham College, one of the two women-only colleges of the University of Cambridge in England, where she continued writing poetry and publishing her work in the student newspaper Varsity. At Newnham, she studied with Dorothea Krook, she spent her first year spring holidays traveling around Europe. Plath first met poet Ted Hughes on February 25, 1956.

In a 1961 BBC interview, Plath describes how she met Ted Hughes: I'd read some of Ted's poems in this magazine and I was impressed and I wanted to meet him. I went to this little celebratio

Typhoon Fengshen (2008)

Typhoon Fengshen, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Frank, was the sixth named storm and the fourth typhoon recognised by the Japan Meteorological Agency. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center recognised Fengshen as the seventh tropical depression, the sixth tropical storm, fifth typhoon of the 2008 Pacific typhoon season. Fengshen made a direct hit on the Philippines and China, causing severe damage and resulted in at least 1,371 deaths and leaving 87 people missing. Most of the deaths occurred in the Philippines, including 846 of the 922 people on board the Princess of the Stars who were killed when the ship capsized. On June 17, 2008 the Japan Meteorological Agency started to monitor a tropical depression that had developed about 115 km to the north-west of Melekeok, Palau; that day the Joint Typhoon Warning Center issued a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert as convective banding had continued to consolidate around the low level circulation center. Early the next day the Philippine Atmospheric and Astronomical Services Administration named the depression as Frank.

The JTWC designated Frank as Tropical Depression 07W that day whilst Frank was positioned to the south of a low level subtropical ridge of low pressure. That day the JTWC reported that Frank had intensified into a Tropical Storm. Early on June 19, the JMA upgraded Frank to a Tropical Storm and named it as Tropical Storm Fengshen; that day Fengshen started intensifying becoming a Severe Tropical Storm after which both the JMA and the JTWC upgraded Fengshen to a Typhoon. Early the next day Fengshen made its first landfall on Samar Island in the Philippines; as Fengshen moved towards the northwest it continued to intensify. Fengshen was forecast to go through the Bicol Region but on shifted its course further westward going towards the direction of Mindoro Province. However, before reaching Mindoro it again shifted its direction northward towards the direction of Metro Manila because of the weakening of the high pressure area in the northern part of the Philippines. Fengshen passed Metro Manila between 5 am and 6 am on Sunday with winds of 165 km/h, This was confirmed by eyewitness reports of the weather becoming calm after strong winds and rains in Quezon City and other nearby areas.

Typhoon Fengshen, after creating havoc in the Philippines, travelled through the South China Sea early on June 23 and was heading northwards towards China. Soon after moving into the South China Sea, the JMA and PAGASA downgraded it to a severe tropical storm while the JTWC downgraded Fengshen from a typhoon to a tropical storm. PAGASA issued its final advisory on Fengshen due to the storm leaving PAGASA's Area of Responsibility. Around June 24 22:00 UTC, Tropical Storm Fengshen made landfall on Shenzhen, entering Mainland China; the JTWC announced their final warning that day. Typhoon Fengshen was poorly forecasted throughout its lifetime, with all of the forecasts predicting that Fengshen would track to the northwest and away from the Philippines. Instead of this, Fengshen affected the Philippines. There was another error which instead of a continuous westward movement moving away from the Philippines, due to a weakening of the Subtropical ridge, the storm slowed down over Panay and turned northward, lashing the country's northern and central regions.

From June 20 to June 23, in response to Typhoon Fengshen threatening the Philippines, PAGASA at various times issued Public Storm Warning Signal #3 for various parts of Luzon and Visayas as well as Storm Warning Signals 1 & 2 for some parts of Mindanao. Over the next few days these storm warnings were scaled back as Typhoon Fengshen moved through the country. Early on June 23, the Hong Kong Observatory, hoisted the Standby Signal No.1 for Hong Kong as Fengshen had moved within 500 miles of Hong Kong. During the afternoon of June 24 the HKO, cancelled the Standby Signal No.1 and hoisted the Strong Wind Signal No.3. During that evening as Fengshen had continued to strengthen the HKO cancelled the Strong Wind Signal No.3, replaced it with the Gale or Storm Signal No.8 NE as the gales were coming from the North East quarter of Fengshen. Early the next day two hours after the HKO had issued the Gale or Storm Signal No.8 NE they cancelled it and hoisted the Gale or Storm Signal No.8 NW instead, as the wind were now coming from the northwest.

That day the HKO cancelled the Gale or Storm Signal No.8 NW and hoisted the Gale or Storm Signal No.8 SW as the winds were now coming from the Southwest. At the same time the HKO issued the Amber Rainstorm warning alongside the Gale or Storm Signal No.8 SW, Signal. 45 minutes the HKO were forced to cancel the amber rainstorm warning and replace it with the red rainstorm warning. The HKO cancelled the Gale or Storm Signal No.8 SW that morning and replaced it with the Strong Wind Signal No.3. All Rainstorm and Typhoon warnings were cancelled that day. At least 598 people were killed by the typhoon as it dropped torrential rain that caused flooding and mudslides in the Philippines, which means that it could be one of the top ten deadliest tropical cyclones in the Philippines. In Iloilo province, 59 are reported killed and 40 missing. In Iloilo City, 30,000 people were forced onto rooftops. In the Bicol Region, more than 200,000 people sought temporary shelter from the typhoon. Meanwhile, as the storm passed through Metro Manila and its nearby provinces, it caused widespread power outages which lasted for hours.

Typhoon Fengshen could be one of the deadliest typhoons to hit the Philippines, killing over 1,300 people here f

Angelo da Costa JĂșnior

Angelo Esmael da Costa Júnior is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Italian club Bologna as a goalkeeper. He was known as Júnior Costa in Brazil, as Angelo Da Costa in Italy and the UEFA Champions League. Júnior Costa played 8 out of 11 2004 Copa do Brasil matches, ahead Júlio César Martins, he signed an improved contract with Santo André of Brasileiro Série B in April 2005, which run until December 2008. At the 2005 Copa Libertadores he was Júlio César Martins' backup, except in one game against Cerro Porteño, he was the backup keeper for Marcelo Bonan at 2006 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B. He made his league debut on 25 August 2006. In January 2008 Da Costa left for Italian Serie C2 side Varese. During the summer of 2008, he signed for Ancona for an undisclosed fee. Da Costa was given permission to negotiate with Sampdoria in July, days before the expel of Ancona from professional league due to financial regulation, he became the second keeper of the team, behind another new signing, Gianluca Curci, as the team released Luca Castellazzi, Matteo Guardalben, sold Antonio Mirante, did not buy Mario Cassano and failed to buy Marco Storari.

He was assigned shirt number 1 owned by Castellazzi and made his first start in Serie A on 8 May 2011, the Derby della Lanterna. That match was the second last match of round 36. Sampdoria dropped into the relegation zone by two points short with Lecce. In the next round he remained as starting keeper, as Curci remained unfit, He conceded two goals, the first by Lecce native Fabrizio Miccoli as Samp lost to Palermo 1–2 and were relegated, while Lecce won the local derby against Bari. Da Costa played 15 games in 2011–12 Serie B; the backup of Sergio Romero, he was made first-choice goalkeeper after Romero's injury. In the promotion playoffs, Romero was on international duty and missed the first rounds, da Costa played the matches contributing to a win against Sassuolo. Romero temporarily returned to Samp for the first leg of the finals on 6 June, however Romero left again for the return leg. Da Costa once again became first-choice goalkeeper for the return leg in Varese's Stadio Franco Ossola. On 20 January 2015, Da Costa signed with Bologna F.

C. 1909. On 8 July 2015, he signed a new three-year contract; as of 1 January 2015Note 1 Three matches in the promotion playoffs Copa do Brasil: 2004State Copa Estado de São Paulo: 2003Youth Taça São Paulo de Juniores: 2003 Profile at futpedia http://www.gazzetta.it/speciali/2008/calcio/Players/player_p210863.shtml http://www.gazzetta.it/speciali/risultati_classifiche/calcio/giocatori/giocatore_junior_angelo_esmael_da_costa_272431852.shtml