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Louann Brizendine

Louann Brizendine, M. D. is an American scientist, a neuropsychiatrist, both a researcher and a clinician and professor at the University of California, San Francisco.. She is the author of two books: The Female Brain, The Male Brain. Brizendine's research concerns hormones, she graduated in neurobiology from UC Berkeley, attended Yale School of Medicine, completed a residency in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She is an endowed clinical professor, she joined the faculty of UCSF Medical Center at the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute in 1988, now holds the Lynne and Marc Benioff-endowed chair of psychiatry. At UCSF, Brizendine carries out clinical, teaching and research activities. In 1994, Brizendine founded the UCSF Women's Mood and Hormone Clinic, continues to serve as its director. Brizendine teaches courses to medical students and other physicians throughout the country, on the neurobiology of hormones, mood disorders, anxiety problems, changes in sexual interest due to hormones. Brizendine's book The Female Brain was reviewed both positively and negatively one piece of content pertaining to linguistics and language.

She acknowledged that this book overemphasized gender-based differences, saying: "Males and females are more alike than they're different. After all, we are the same species"; the Female Brain was loosely adapted as a romantic comedy movie of the same name in 2017. Brizendine served as the inspiration for the film's main character, she has written The Male Brain and admitted that her books emphasize the differences between men and women, which has led to her "best-selling" success. Brizendine did her undergraduate work from 1972–76 at UC Berkeley, where she received a bachelor of arts in neurobiology, she studied for her MD from 1976–81 at the Yale School of Medicine. She subsequently did a residency in MMHC, from 1982 -- 85 at the Harvard Medical School. From 1985–88, Brizendine was on the faculty at Harvard, from 1988 onwards at UC San Francisco; the Female Brain. Morgan Road/Broadway Books. 2006. ISBN 978-0-7679-2009-4; the Male Brain. Three Rivers Press/Crown Publishing. 2010. ISBN 978-0-7679-2754-3.

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Lucena, Córdoba

Lucena is a town and municipality in southern Spain, in the province of Córdoba, Andalusia, 60 km southeast of Córdoba, 85 km north of Málaga, 140 km east of Seville, 105 km west of Granada, 90 km southwest of Jaén. It is the second major city in the province after Córdoba, it is located at the conjunction of important highways in the geographical center of Andalusia. People from Lucena are called lucentinos; the city was known as Eliossana from the Hebrew אלי הושענא Elí hoshanna, "May God save us". The name in Arabic is اليسانة Al-Yussana. Lucena is situated on the Lucena River, a minor tributary of the Genil, on an important crossroads at the center of Andalusia. Over 90 percent of the population lives to the northeast of the city district. In early times Lucena was inhabited exclusively by Jews who had arrived together with its founders; the Jews of Lucena, who carried on extensive trade and industries, according to the 11th-century Muslim geographer, Mohamed al-Edrisi, richer than those of any other city.

They enjoyed the same freedom as their correligionists in the large Muslim cities. Their rabbi, elected by the entire community, was granted special privileges and acted as judge in the civil and criminal cases arising in the community; the Jews lived peaceably. At the beginning of the 11th century, several important Jewish scholars lived in Lucena. Isaac Alfasi founded a large Talmudic academy in Lucena, here Isaac ibn Ghayyat, Isaac ibn Albalia, Joseph ibn Migash were prominent. Lucena was taken from the Moors in 1240 by king Ferdinand III of Castile, but it remained as frontier village for centuries. In fact, it was in the attempt to recapture it that King Boabdil of Granada was taken prisoner in 1483; the parish church dates from the ending of the 15th century. Our Lady of Araceli is an image brought from Rome in the 16th century and is the patron of Lucena, canonically crowned in 1948; the chief industries are the manufacture of furniture, industrial refrigerators, bronze lamps and pottery the large earthenware jars used in the past throughout Spain for the storage of oil and wine, some of which hold more than 300 gallons.

Matches used to be made there. There is considerable trade in agricultural produce; the horse fair in September was famous throughout Andalusia, but since the last decades of the 20th century there is only a fair like in most towns in Andalusia. This town gives its name to a city of the Philippines islands Lucena City and another city at state of Paraiba in the northeast of Brazil called Lucena. There is a separate city in southern Brazil called "Presidente Lucena," a name which came from Henrique Pereira de Lucena (born in Recife, capital of the state of Pernambuco, he nominated Barão de Lucena who governed the provinces of Pernambuco and Rio Grande do Sul in the 19th century during the period of Brazilian Empire. From Lucena was Abraham of Lucena, a rabbi who founded the first synagogue in the United States. Easter, or Semana Santa, is the most important celebration taking place yearly in Lucena, just like in most parts of Spain. However, Lucena's Semana Santa, declared of Special Tourist Interest, is well known for its peculiar and unique way of porting or carrying the "pasos" or processions.

All these "pasos" are formed by at least one sculpture, most of the time hundreds of years old. They are carried on shoulders as nowhere else in Andalusia, all porters uncovered and at the same level; the way processions are carried in Lucena is called "santería", it is a particular trait to the city. Santería can best be appreciated on Easter Thursday. Not to be missed are the Cristo de la Columna, by most renowned sculptor Pedro Roldán, created in 1675, the impressive Cristo de la Sangre, brought from the Spanish Americas in the beginning of the 17th century. Best Semana Santa days in Lucena are Palm Sunday, Tuesday and Saturday. Palm Sunday sees 5 "pasos" on the streets belonging to churches, they come together at a certain point creating a single procession. Palm Sunday highlights the Cristo de la Bondad and the Oración en el Huerto and the Madonna de la Estrella. Monday is all consecrated to that of the Franciscan brothers; the "pasos" have their quarters at a pretty Franciscan convent in downtown Lucena.

Highlights this day are the "trono" of the venerated Medinaceli Christ, the Virgen de Piedra, a Madonna like that of Michelangelo in the Vatican in Rome. Tuesday sees 3 different congregations and 7 different "pasos" on the streets of Lucena. First one, the Carmine congregation, founded in 1606 with 3 old and peculiar "pasos" leaving from the Carmen church in Southern Lucena. Not to be missed the "Virgen de los Dolores", of the old school of Granada sculptures, as well as the "Señor de la Humildad"; this congregation is one of the oldest in the city and have kept the same traditions as they were centuries ago. The two other congregations have their site in the central St. Matthew's Cathedral, in Plaza Nueva; the Servitas congregation, founded in 1724 but most important, the "Peace & Love" congregation, starring the "Madonna of Peace & Love", one of the most beautiful and prettiest "pasos" all week as well as the "Christ of Peace & Love". Tuesday is worth a visit. Wednesday is

Gil Brenton

"Gil Brenton" is Child ballad 5, Roud 22, existing in several variants. A man has brought home a foreign woman to be his wife. In several variants, the bride is warned that if she is not a maiden, she had best send someone else to take her place in the marriage bed, in order to prevent her husband from discovering this fact, she sends her maid in her place. The morning after the wedding, the groom asks the blankets and sheets of the bed, or in some versions the household spirit Billie Blin, if he married a maiden, they answer that the woman he married was not, furthermore, she is pregnant. In other variants, the bride informs the bridegroom of her pregnancy without any tests; the groom laments this state of affairs to his mother. The mother-in-law asks who the father of the baby is, the bride tells how she had gone to the greenwood to gather flowers and been detained there until evening by a man; when he allowed her to return home, this man gave her several tokens. The mother demands the tokens, takes them to her son, asks him what he had done with the tokens that she had given to him.

He tells her that he gave them to a lady, he would give anything to have that lady as his wife. She assures him; when the baby is born, there is writing on his body declaring. The hero may show his pleasure by the number of kisses given to wife and son, or by having the lady dressed in silk and the baby bathed in milk. One of the ballad variants features a hero of that name; the name was used at different times by several earls of Dunbar and Home, the ballad may have become attached to one of them as a legend. Besides the variants in English, there are several Scandinavian variants. In The Types of the Scandinavian Medieval Ballad, these correspond chiefly to ballad types D 415–422, all of which end with the revelation of bridegroom as violator; some variations occur: in some ballads, the hero had broken into the heroine's bower rather than found her in the woods. It contrasts with the Child Ballad "Crow and Pie", where the raped woman tries to obtain some token from the rapist, is refused; the difficulty riding because of a pregnancy features in the ballad "Leesome Brand".

The fairy tale Little Annie the Goose-Girl makes use of many of these elements, but the heroine of the story, Annie or Aase, is not the bride but the maiden who substitutes for her. The substitution of a maiden for the non-virgin bride is found earlier in many forms of the legend of Tristan and Iseult. List of the Child Ballads Hind Etin Tam Lin The White Fisher Prince Heathen "Scottish Ballads Online" Child Ballad #5:'Gil Brenton' Eight variants from Francis J Child's collection

Central African Republic at the 2008 Summer Olympics

The Central African Republic sent three competitors to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Béranger Bosse and Mireille Derebona represented the nation in track events, while Bruno Bongongo participated on the Central African Republic's behalf in boxing. Of those athletes, none progressed past the first rounds of their events; the appearance of the Central African delegation at the Beijing Olympics marked its eighth appearance since the nation's debut at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City and its seventh consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics. At the ceremonies, Derebona was the nation's flag bearer; the Central African Republic is a former French colony of 5 million people situated in the heart of Africa. The nation borders the Democratic Republic of the Congo for most of its southern border, the coastal nation of Cameroon to its west, South Sudan to its east, Chad to its north; the nation declared its independence from France in 1960. Some eight years after its independence at the Mexico City 1968 Summer Olympics, the first Central African delegation debuted in the Olympic games.

It sent a single male athlete to participate at those games, did not send another delegation again for another three Olympics. The nation returned at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, sent its largest delegations at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul and the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, sent its first female athletes to the Barcelona games. In total, the Central African Republic competed at eight games between its 1968 debut and its appearance at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In its history up to Beijing, the Central African Republic has not sent an athlete that has won a medal. Three athletes represented the Central African Republic. Two men and one woman participated across three distinct events. Mireille Derebona-Ngaisset was the nation's flag bearer at the ceremonies. Béranger Aymard Bosse represented the Central African Republic at the Beijing Olympics as one of its sprinters. Bosse participated in the men's 100 meters dash, the only Central African both in that event and in any men's event in Beijing.

Bosse had not competed in any known Olympic games. During the qualification round, which occurred on 14 August, Bosse participated in the eight-person second heat, he finished the event with a time of 10.51 seconds, placing sixth ahead of Tonga's Aisea Tohi and behind Poland's Dariusz Kuc. The leaders of Bosse's heat included first place finalist Asafa Powell of Jamaica and second place finalist Kim Collins of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Of the 80 athletes who finished the event, Bosse placed 45th, he did not advance to rounds. Mireille Derebona-Ngaisset participated on the Central African Republic's behalf as a sprinter, she took part in the women's 800 meters for the country, was the only female Central African athlete at Beijing's Olympic games. Born in 1990, Derebona-Ngaisset was 18 years old at the time of her participation in the Beijing Olympics; the qualification round for the event took place on 14 August, where Derebona-Ngaisset took place in the sixth heat against six other athletes. She was, however and did not rank in the event.

The leaders of Derebona-Ngaisset's heat included Kenya's Janeth Jepkosgei Busienei and the Ukraine's Tetiana Petliuk. Of the 42 athletes participating in the event's qualification round, Mireille Derebona-Ngaisset was one of two athletes who did not finish and the only one in the event to be disqualified that year. KeyNote–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only Q = Qualified for the next round q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target NR = National record N/A = Round not applicable for the event Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round DSQ = Disqualified Bruno Bongongo participated in boxing in the men's welterweight class, was the only Central African participated in any event outside track and field that year. Born in 1985, Bongongo was 23 at the time, he had not participated in any Olympic games. Bongongo participated in the preliminary round of the event on 10 August, facing Cameroon's Joseph Mulema in the fifth bout.

Bruno Bongongo was defeated when Mulema scored 17 punches on him, while Bongongo only scored two in return. Of those two punches, Bongongo scored one in the third round, another in the fourth, he did not advance to rounds

Emily Allen

Emily Allen is a Welsh footballer born in Whitehaven, England. She plays for FA Women's National League South team Oxford United as a midfielder but has played in the striker position. Allen started playing football in Wiltshire when she was 5 and coached by her father, she moved to Swindon Town Ladies followed by Swindon Badgers before joining Cirencester Town F. C. in Gloucestershire. In 2008, when she turned 16, Allen signed a contract with FA Women's Premier League National Division team Bristol Academy W. F. C. as she was unable to sign a contract until then. In 2010, she was part of the Filton Academy team that reached the final of the English Schools Cup when she was 18. In the year, Allen made her first team debut for Bristol Academy coming on as a substitute against Everton Ladies in the FA Women's Premier League National Division. Allen joined Cardiff Met. Ladies in 2011. While playing for Cardiff, in 2013, Allen set a Welsh Premier Women's Football League record by scoring 15 goals in one game against Caerphilly Castle F.

C. In 2015, Allen played for Cardiff Met. Ladies in the UEFA Women's Champions League and scored the team's only goal in the campaign, she was named as the team captain. She takes on the duties of taking penalty kicks; as well as playing football, during her youth Allen played cricket for the youth team of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club. Allen studied for a National Diploma in Sports Development at Filton College, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College in Bristol. Allen has now completed BSc in Sports Coaching. WPSL profile Emily Allen on Twitter