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Tisiphone

Tisiphone, or Tilphousia, was one of the three Erinyes or Furies. Her sisters were Megaera, she was the one who punished crimes of murder: parricide and homicide. In Book VI of Virgil's Aeneid, she is described as the guardian of the gates of Tartarus,'clothed in a blood-wet dress'. In Book X of Virgil's Aeneid, she is described as'pale' and raging'among the warring thousands' during the battle between Mezentius and Aeneas's men. In Book IV of Ovid's Metamorphoses, she is described as a denizen of Dis who wears a dripping red robe and who has a serpent coiled around her waist. At the behest of Juno, Tisiphone drives Athamas and Ino mad with the breath of a serpent extracted from her hair and a poison made from froth from the mouth of Cerberus and Echidna's venom. Tisiphone has a prominent role in Statius' Thebaid, where she spurs on the war between Polynices and Eteocles at the behest of their father, Oedipus. One of her more gruesome feats in the epic is to drive Tydeus, to cannibalism. In bizarrely pastoral scene, Tisiphone first appears in the epic, lounging beside the Cocytus river in the underworld, letting her serpent locks lap at the sulfuric waters.

According to one myth, she fell in love with a mortal, but was spurned. In Book I of Chaucer's "Troilus and Criseyde", the narrator calls upon her to help him to write the tragedy properly. In Canto IX of Dante's Inferno, she appears with her sisters before the gates of Dis, threatening to unveil the Medusa. In the David Weber space opera In Fury Born, Tisiphone appears as an ancient Greek spirit, mind melded with a super soldier Alicia Devries and they along with a starship AI named Megaria save the universe from evil pirates. HMS Tisiphone was a fireship of the Royal Navy launched in 1781 and sold for breaking up in 1816. Minor planet 466 Tisiphone is named after her. Family tree of the Greek gods Media related to Tisiphone at Wikimedia Commons

Carroll Widdoes

Carroll C. Widdoes was an American football college athletics administrator, he served as the head coach at Ohio State University and Ohio University, compiling a career record of 58–38–5. Widdoes's 1944 Ohio State team went undefeated and was retroactively named national champion by the National Championship Foundation and the Sagarin Ratings. Widdoes was the son of Mrs. Howard W. Widdoes; the Widdoes were missionaries to the Philippines for the United Brethren Church, a predecessor denomination of the United Methodist Church, Carroll was born there in 1903. Carroll and his brothers and sister came to live at Otterbein in 1916. After graduating from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio in 1926, Widdoes was an assistant football coach under Paul Brown at Massillon Washington High School in Massillon, Ohio, he followed Brown to Ohio State University as an assistant and assumed the head coaching job in 1944 when Brown joined the Navy, leading the Buckeyes to an undefeated season. That season, he coached Les Horvath.

In two seasons at Ohio State, Widdoes posted a 16–2 record. After the 1945 season, Widdoes left Ohio State, choosing his offensive coordinator, Paul Bixler, to be his successor. Widdoes took over as head football coach at Ohio University in 1949 becoming athletic director as well. In nine seasons as head coach, he led the Bobcats to a 42–36–5 record and a Mid-American Conference title in 1953. Widdoes moved to Lantana, Florida in 1970 and died in 1971 of a heart attack at the age of 67. Carroll Widdoes at Find a Grave

Auguste Vestris

Marie-Jean-Augustin Vestris, known as Auguste Vestris, was a French dancer. He was born in the illegitimate son of Gaétan Vestris and Marie Allard, his father was a Florentine dancer who had joined the Paris Opéra in 1748, his mother was a French dancer in the same theatre. He was dubbed "le dieu de la danse", a popular title bestowed on the leading male dancer of each generation, he made his debut at the Paris Opéra in the third divertissement of the pastorale La Cinquantaine in 1772 and was recognized for his talent. He was accepted as a regular member of the troupe in 1775, became a soloist in 1776, a "premier danseur" in 1778, he was appointed "premier sujet de la danse" in 1780, holding this rank in the corps de ballet for the next 36 years. After his retirement he trained many famous dancers of the 19th century including August Bournonville, Marius Petipa, Lucien Petipa, Fanny Elssler, Jules Perrot and Marie Taglioni, it was with Taglioni in 1835 that he performed a minuet at the age of 75.

Auguste Vestris is not to be confused with his son, Armand Vestris, who married the English actress-manager Lucia Elizabeth Vestris in 1813. Both Armand and a cousin Charles Vestris, son of a brother of Auguste's, were dancers. Thomas Gainsborough’s ‘Lost’ Portrait of Auguste Vestris

Ford River Township, Michigan

Ford River Township is a civil township of Delta County in the U. S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,054 at the 2010 census, down from 2,241 at the 2000 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 65.3 square miles, of which 64.8 square miles is land and 0.4 square miles is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 2,241 people, 909 households, 675 families residing in the township; the population density was 34.6 per square mile. There were 1,098 housing units at an average density of 16.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the township was 96.52% White, 0.13% African American, 1.52% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.36% of the population. There were 909 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.0% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.7% were non-families.

21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.84. In the township the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 29.9% from 45 to 64, 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.1 males. The median income for a household in the township was $42,260, the median income for a family was $47,837. Males had a median income of $39,625 versus $22,298 for females; the per capita income for the township was $25,299. About 3.2% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over

No Me Compares (song)

"No Me Compares" is a song recorded by the Spanish singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz. It was released as the first single from his ninth studio album La Música No Se Toca and based on the opening theme song in the telenovela Amores verdaderos; the song was released for digital download on June 25, 2012. In the day of release, he put a Lyric video on his VEVO channel on YouTube and at the end of the video, he announced the name of his new album, La Música No Se Toca; the single was nominated for Song of the Year and Record of the Year at the 13th Annual Latin Grammy Awards. The song is a romantic song about Sanz telling his love. At the start of the chorus he sings " Vengo del aire, Que te secaba a ti la piel, mi amor ", it means " I come from the air that dried your skin, my love." At the end of the second chorus he finished the main part of the song by singing " Yo soy tu alma, Tú eres mi aire." It means " I'm your soul, You're my air." Alejandro Sanz released the music video on his VEVO Channal on June 29, 2012, four days after releasing the audio.

The music video was filmed in Miami. It's about Sanz's memories from his past; the video starts small with little objects it gets bigger and bigger. During this time he is getting flashbacks of his childhood, interpreted by Fabio Leal and a lost love. At the ending she comes back and they walk away with each other; the director of the video was Ethan Lader who has directed videos for Bruno Mars, Mariah Carey, Jason Derulo. On Alejandro's official website, he announced that he will be a part of "Cap Roig Festival 2012" and will perform a concert. On his page on the festival's website, they announced that Alejandro will perform "No Me Compares" live for the first time on August 18 in the festival. After that he performed this music on so many stages including his worldwide tour and at the 13th Annual Latin Grammy Awards. A Brazilian-Portuguese version, named "Não Me Compares", was released as single only in Brazil on December 1, 2012, featured Brazilian recording artist Ivete Sangalo; the music video was released on December 18.

The song was included in Brazilian version of La Música No Se Toca and in the soundtrack of soap opera Salve Jorge. Download digital"No Me Compares" – 4:38Brazilian version "Não Me Compares" – 5:07 Productores: Julio Reyes Copello, Alejandro Sanz Ingenieros de Grabacion: Edgar Barrera, Alejandro Sanz, Julio Reyes Copello Mezclada por: Sebastian Krys Arreglos y Programacion: Julio Reyes Copello Guitarras Acusticas: Andres Castro Coros: Robert Elias, Jackie Mendez Teclados: Julio Reyes Copello Piano: Julio Reyes Copello List of number-one songs of 2012 "No Me Compares" Lyrics "No Me Compares" Official Lyric video "No Me Compares" Video behind the scene Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

West Sussex Railway

The West Sussex Railway was a standard gauge light railway between Chichester to Selsey, in West Sussex. The line, which opened in 1897, was known as Hundred of Manhood and Selsey Tramway, it was opened as a rail tramway in order to avoid having to comply with regulations that managed conventional railways in the United Kingdom. The line was built under the auspices of the light railway entrepreneur, Colonel Stephens, who would manage the line as the West Sussex Railway. In December 1910 the line was inundated, it was not reinstated. Although the line was successful in the decades before the First World War, it suffered financially as road transport increased in the 1920s. Despite attempts to be more efficient through modernisations, such as the introduction of petroleum driven rail car services, the railway closed to all traffic in January 1935. Little remains of the railway's infrastructure because of land redevelopment and urban expansion along its permanent way; the passing of the Light Railways Act in 1896 prompted local businessmen to consider whether a light railway connection to Selsey could be made.

The town lies on the coast about 8 miles south of the City of Chichester. As they prepared their scheme, they found that it would be possible to get authorisation much more under the Railway Construction Facilities Act, 1864. By structuring the line as a tramway, the numerous public road level crossings would not require the special safety arrangements required for railway operation, accordingly they formed the Hundred of Manhood and Selsey Tramway; the Company was incorporated on 29 April 1896. H. F. Stephens was appointed as engineer to supervise construction, his subsequent career pursued several local lines run on minimal finance. The land was acquired from co-operative landowners without the need for compulsory powers, although this forced a indirect route, it started from a point a little to the south of the London and South Coast Railway station at Chichester. Just south of Chichester, the line crossed the Chichester Canal, which still had some small traffic volume passing, a simple manually operated lifting bridge was provided there.

The contractor for the construction needed a locomotive for the work, the locomotive was moved on the public road to get to the line south of the Chichester Canal. It was hauled by a traction engine, it ran on rails placed on their sides in the roadway; the locomotive was named Chichester. Whitechurch describes the event; the engine had been brought down to Chichester and was much wanted on the other side of the canal, but as the bridge was not completed for traffic it was impossible to cross. The little locomotive, had to perform a slow and circuitous journey by road of over three miles, being hauled by a traction engine on rails placed down on the road in front of the railway engine and taken up from behind it alternately; the line was built to standard gauge, 4 ft 8½ in, with Vignoles rails spiked to light transverse sleepers, "the whole of the line being ballasted with gravel, and, if I mistake not, a goodly bulk of sea shingle mixed therewith". The line opened to Selsey Town station on 27 August 1897 and it was extended to Selsey Beach in 1898.

The construction and land purchase had cost £21,570 and rolling stock had cost £3,268. The first passenger coaches were newly built bogie vehicles with open verandas at the end. About 1900 another new coach of similar design was acquired from Hurst Nelson; the stations on the line were: Chichester. Suffering from the 1910 inundation, the station was closed from 15 December 1910 until June 1911.