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Tereus

In Greek mythology, Tereus was a Thracian king, the son of Ares and the naiad Bistonis. He was the brother of Dryas. Tereus was the father of Itys; when Tereus desired his wife's sister, Philomela, he came to Athens to his father-in-law Pandion to ask for his other daughter in marriage, stating that Procne had died. Pandion granted him the favour, sent Philomela and guards along with her, but Tereus threw the guards into the sea, finding Philomela on a mountain, forced himself upon her. He cut her tongue out and held her captive so she could never tell anyone. After he returned to Thrace, Tereus gave Philomela to King Lynceus and told his wife that her sister had died. Philomela sent it secretly to Procne. Lynceus' wife Lathusa, a friend of Procne, at once sent the concubine to her; when Procne recognized her sister and knew the impious deed of Tereus, the two planned to return the favour to the king. Meanwhile, it was revealed to Tereus by prodigies that death by a relative's hand was coming to his son Itys.

When he heard this, thinking that his brother Dryas was plotting his son's death, he killed the innocent man. Procne, killed her son Itys by Tereus, served his flesh in a meal at his father's table in revenge, fled with her sister; when Tereus learned of the crime she had done, he pursued the sisters and tried to kill them but all three were changed by the Olympian Gods into birds out of pity: Tereus became a hoopoe or a hawk. Incidentally, the female nightingale has no song.. Tereus was a common given name among Thracians; the Attic playwrights Sophocles and Philocles both wrote plays entitled Tereus on the subject of the story of Tereus. Shakespeare refers to Tereus in Titus Andronicus, after Chiron and Demetrius have raped Lavinia and cut out her tongue and both her hands, he makes reference to Tereus in "Cymbeline", when Iachimo spies upon the sleeping Imogen to gather false evidence so he can persuade Posthumus he has seduced her. The transformed Tereus is a character in The Birds by Aristophanes.

The Love of the Nightingale, play by Timberlake Wertenbaker The Love of the Nightingale, opera by Richard Mills to a libretto from the above play The New Tereus by Robert Lalonde

Publius Anteius Antiochus

Publius Anteius Antiochus, or Antiochus of Aegae, was a sophist—or, as he claimed to be, a Cynic philosopher—of ancient Rome, from the Cilician port city of Aegeae. He lived around the 2nd century AD, during the reigns of the Roman emperors Septimius Severus and Caracalla, is known from a number of inscriptions that indicate him to have been a student of Philostratus, as well as a Syrian named Dardanus and a certain Milesian named Dionysius. Antiochus belonged to a distinguished family, some members of which were afterwards raised to the consulship at Rome, he took no part in the political affairs of his native city, but with his large property, increased by the liberality of the emperors, he was enabled to support and relieve his fellow citizens whenever it was needed. He is said to have spent his nights in the temple of the Roman god of sleep Asclepius on account of the dreams and the communications with the god in them, on account of the conversation of other persons who spent their nights there without being able to sleep.

During the Parthian war of Caracalla he was at first of some service to the Roman army by his Cynic mode of life, but afterwards he deserted to the Parthians under Tiridates II of Armenia. Antiochus was one of the most distinguished rhetoricians of his time, he used to speak extempore, his declamations and orations are said to have been distinguished for their pathos, their richness in thought, the precision of their style, which had nothing of the pomp and bombast of other rhetoricians. He acquired some reputation as a writer. Philostratus mentions a historical work of his, praised for the elegance of its style, but the subject of this history is unknown; the grammarian Phrynichus Arabius mentions a writer of this name who produced a work called Agora, who may be the same author. Antiochus was at some point in his career honored by the city of Argos for claiming kinship between Argos and Aegeae; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Leonhard Schmitz, Leonhard.

"Antiochus". In Smith, William. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. P. 192

2017 UTEP Miners football team

The 2017 UTEP Miners football team represented University of Texas at El Paso in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Miners played their home games at the Sun Bowl in El Paso and competed in the West Division of Conference USA, they were led by fifth-year head coach Sean Kugler until his resignation on October 2 and by interim head coach Mike Price, who had served at UTEP's head coach from 2004 to 2012. The Miners finished the season with a record 0–12, 0–8 in conference play to finish in last place in the Conference USA and winless for the first time since the 1973 season. UTEP averaged 19,548 fans per game. UTEP announced its 2017 football schedule on January 26, 2017; the 2017 schedule consists of 5 home and 7 away games in the regular season. The Miners will host CUSA foes Louisiana Tech, Rice, UTSA, Western Kentucky, will travel to Middle Tennessee, North Texas, Southern Miss, UAB; the Miners hosted one of the four non-conference opponents, Arizona from the Pac-12 Conference and travelled to Army, independent from a conference, New Mexico State from the Sun Belt Conference, Oklahoma from the Big 12 Conference.

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Borough of Great Yarmouth

The Borough of Great Yarmouth is a local government district with borough status in Norfolk, England. It is named after Great Yarmouth; the borough was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, as a merger of the former county borough of Great Yarmouth, along with part of Blofield and Flegg Rural District, part of the Lothingland Rural District in East Suffolk. The amendment to include five parishes from Lothingland RD in Norfolk was made by Anthony Fell, MP for Yarmouth, at committee stage. In the 2016 Referendum on the issue, 71.5% of Great Yarmouth voted to leave the European Union, the 5th highest such leave vote in the country. Elections to the borough council are held in three out of every four years, with one third of the 39 seats on the council being elected at each election. Historic overall control of council by party groupConservative: 1973 to 1980, 1983 to 1986, 2000 to 2012, 2016 to date Labour:1990 to 2000, 2012 to 2013 No overall control by one group of councillors in other yearsAs of the end of April 2018, councillors have these denominations: UK Youth ParliamentAlthough the UK Youth Parliament is an apolitical organisation, the elections are run in a way similar to that of the Local Elections.

The votes come from 11-18 year olds and are combined to make the decision of the next, 2 year Member of Youth Parliament. The elections are run at different times across the country with Great Yarmouth's being in early Spring and bi-annually; the current Member of Youth Parliament for Great Yarmouth is Cameron Hodds MYP. The borough comprises the urban area of Great Yarmouth itself, together with 21 surrounding parishes. At the time of the 2001 census, the borough had an area of 182 km², of which 26 km² was in the urban area and 156 km² in the surrounding parishes; the borough had a population of 90,810 in 39,380 households, with 47,288 people in 21,007 households living in the urban area, whilst 43,522 people in 18,373 households lived in the surrounding parishes. Besides Great Yarmouth itself, other significant settlements in the borough include: Bastwick, Bradwell, Browston Green, Burgh Castle, Burgh St Margaret Caister-on-Sea, California East Somerton Filby, Fritton Gorleston-on-Sea Hemsby, Hopton-on-Sea Martham, Mautby Runham Ormesby St. Margaret, Ormesby St. Michael Repps, Rollesby St. Olaves, Stokesby Thrigby West Somerton, Winterton-on-Sea Cobholm Island The urban area of Great Yarmouth itself is unparished.

The remainder of the district comprises the following civil parishes: Ashby with Oby Belton with Browston †, Bradwell †, Burgh Castle † Caister-on-Sea Filby, Fleggburgh with Billockby & Clippesby, Fritton and St. Olaves † Hemsby, Hopton-on-Sea † Martham, Mautby Ormesby St. Margaret with Scratby, Ormesby St. Michael Repps with Bastwick, Rollesby Somerton, Stokesby with Herringby Thurne West Caister, Winterton-on-Sea† part of Lothingland Rural District Great Yarmouth Outer Harbour

Barrett reduction

In modular arithmetic, Barrett reduction is a reduction algorithm introduced in 1986 by P. D. Barrett. A naive way of computing c = a mod n would be to use a fast division algorithm. Barrett reduction is an algorithm designed to optimize this operation assuming n is constant, a < n 2, replacing divisions by multiplications. Let s = 1 / n be the inverse of n as a floating point number. A mod n = a − ⌊ a s ⌋ n where ⌊ x ⌋ denotes the floor function; the result is exact, as long. Barrett considered an integer version of the above algorithm when the values fit into machine words; when calculating a mod n using the method above, but with integers, the obvious analogue would be to use division by n: However, division can be expensive and, in cryptographic settings, may not be a constant-time instruction on some CPUs. Thus Barrett reduction approximates 1 / n with a value m / 2 k because division by 2 k is just a right-shift and so is cheap. In order to calculate the best value for m given 2 k consider: m 2 k = 1 n ⟺ m = 2 k n In order for m to be an integer, we need to round 2 k / n somehow.

Rounding to the nearest integer will give the best approximation but can result in m / 2 k being larger than 1 / n, which can cause underflows. Thus m = ⌊ 2 k / n ⌋ is used, thus we can approximate the function above with: However, since m / 2 k ≤ 1 / n, the value of q in that function can end up being one too small, thus a is only guaranteed to be within [ 0, 2 n ) rather than [ 0, n ) as is required. A conditional subtraction will correct this: Since m / 2 k is only an approximation, the valid range of a needs to be considered; the error of the approximation of 1 / n is: e = 1 n − m 2 k Thus the error in the value of q is a e. As long as a e < 1 the reduction is valid thus a < 1 / e. The reduction function might not give the wrong answer when a ≥ 1 / e but the bounds on a must be respected to ensure the correct answer in the general case. By choosing larger values of k, the range of values of a for which the reduction is valid can be increased, but larger values of k may cause overflow problems elsewhere.

Consider the case of n = 101 when operating with 16-bit integers. The smallest value of k that makes sense is k = 7 because if 2 k < n the reduction will only be valid for values that are minimal! For a value of seven, m = ⌊ 2 k / n ⌋ = ⌊ 128 / 101 ⌋ = 1. For a value of eight m = ⌊ 256 / 101 ⌋ = 2, thus k = 8 provides no advantage because the approximation of 1 / 101 in that case is the same as 1 / 128. For k = 9, we get

Connie Hall

Connie Hall is an American country music singer who had brief success as a country music artist in the late 1950s and 1960s. She is a songwriter. Hall had a career as a country music artist in the late 1960s; this was helped by her two hits "Fool Me Once" and "It's Not Wrong". Hall was born in Walden, but grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, she started performing as a teenager. At age 21, Hall worked at the Jimmie Skinner Music Center in Ohio, she soon got a spot on a radio show on "WZIP" in Covington, the birthplace of popular 1960s Country singer Skeeter Davis. It was in 1954 that Jimmie Skinner hired Hall to sing on his radio show at WNOP in Newport and Hall accepted, she appeared on his show, others for several years and worked as a weather girl on Jimmy Skinner's television show. In 1957, Hall signed a recording contract with Mercury Records, her recording debut came that same year. The debut single was a duet with Jimmie Skinner called "We've Got Things In Common"; the song was successful, climbing to Top 10 in Billboard.

She released her first single as a solo artist in 1958, with the song "I'm the Girl In the USA". Once again, her single climbed the charts; the following year, 1959, proved to be more successful than the previous two years. The single she released that year, called "The Bottle or Me", peaked in the Country Top 40 and came close to making the Top 20. In 1960, Hall signed on with Decca Records, her producer Harry Silverstein promised. With his help, she soon achieved one, he produced Hall's first two singles. The A-side of the single was the song "There's Poison In Your Hand"; the A-side made it to the Country Top 25 in 1960. Its B-side, became Hall's biggest hit; the song reached the Country Top 20. For three more years, Hall remained under Decca Records, making seven more hits, such as "Sleep, Baby Sleep" and "Fool Me Once". During this time, she performed on the Grand Ole Opry, Louisiana Hayride, Midwestern Hayride. In 1964, Hall left Decca Records and switched to Musicor Records, where she remained until 1967.

Connie Hall At Sandra. Biography of Connie Hall at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-04-20. Connie Hall discography at Discogs