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Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1588 and 1593 in collaboration with George Peele. It is thought to be Shakespeare's first tragedy and is seen as his attempt to emulate the violent and bloody revenge plays of his contemporaries, which were popular with audiences throughout the 16th century; the play is set during the latter days of the Roman Empire and tells the fictional story of Titus, a general in the Roman army, engaged in a cycle of revenge with Tamora, Queen of the Goths. It is most violent work, it has traditionally been regarded as one of his least respected plays. Popular in its day, it had fallen out of favor by the 17th century. Victorian era disapproved of it because of what was regarded as its distasteful graphic violence. However, beginning around the middle of the 20th century, its reputation began to improve; the play begins shortly after the death of the Roman emperor, with his two sons and Bassianus, squabbling over who will succeed him.

Their conflict seems set to boil over into violence until a tribune, Marcus Andronicus, announces that the people's choice for the new emperor is Marcus's brother, who will shortly return to Rome from a victorious ten-year campaign against the Goths. Titus subsequently arrives to much fanfare, bearing with him as prisoners the Queen of the Goths, her three sons, Aaron the Moor. Despite Tamora's desperate pleas, Titus sacrifices her eldest son, Alarbus, to avenge the deaths of his own sons during the war. Distraught and her two surviving sons vow to obtain revenge on Titus and his family. Meanwhile, Titus refuses the offer of the throne, arguing that he is not fit to rule and instead supporting the claim of Saturninus, duly elected. Saturninus tells Titus. Titus agrees, although Lavinia is betrothed to Saturninus's brother, who refuses to give her up. Titus's sons tell Titus that Bassianus is in the right under Roman law, but Titus refuses to listen, accusing them all of treason. A scuffle breaks out, during which Titus kills Mutius.

Saturninus denounces the Andronici family for their effrontery and shocks Titus by marrying Tamora. Putting into motion her plan for revenge, Tamora advises Saturninus to pardon Bassianus and the Andronici family, which he reluctantly does. During a royal hunt the following day, Aaron persuades Demetrius and Chiron to kill Bassianus, so they may rape Lavinia, they do so, throwing Bassianus's body into a pit and dragging Lavinia deep into the forest before violently raping her. To keep her from revealing what has happened, they cut off her hands. Meanwhile, Aaron writes a forged letter, which frames Titus's sons Martius and Quintus for the murder of Bassianus. Horrified at the death of his brother, Saturninus arrests Martius and Quintus, sentences them to death; some time Marcus discovers the mutilated Lavinia and takes her to her father, still shocked at the accusations levelled at his sons, upon seeing Lavinia, he is overcome with grief. Aaron visits Titus and falsely tells him that Saturninus will spare Martius and Quintus if either Titus, Marcus, or Titus's remaining son, cuts off one of their hands and sends it to him.

Titus has Aaron cut off his left hand and sends it to the emperor but, in return, a messenger brings Titus Martius and Quintus's severed heads, along with Titus's own severed hand. Desperate for revenge, Titus orders Lucius to flee Rome and raise an army among their former enemy, the Goths. Lavinia writes the names of her attackers in the dirt, using a stick held with her mouth and between her mutilated arms. Meanwhile, Tamora secretly gives birth to a mixed-race child, fathered by Aaron. Aaron kills the nurse to keep the child's race a secret and flees with the baby to save it from Saturninus' inevitable wrath. Thereafter, marching on Rome with an army, captures Aaron and threatens to hang the infant. In order to save the baby, Aaron reveals the entire revenge plot to Lucius. Back in Rome, Titus's behaviour suggests. Convinced of his madness, Tamora and Demetrius approach him, dressed as the spirits of Revenge and Rape. Tamora tells Titus that she will grant him revenge on all of his enemies if he can convince Lucius to postpone the imminent attack on Rome.

Titus sends Marcus to invite Lucius to a reconciliatory feast. Revenge offers to invite the Emperor and Tamora as well, is about to leave when Titus insists that Rape and Murder stay with him; when Tamora is gone, Titus has them restrained, cuts their throats and drains their blood into a basin held by Lavinia. Titus morbidly tells Lavinia that he plans to "play the cook", grind the bones of Demetrius and Chiron into powder, bake their heads; the next day, during the feast at his house, Titus asks Saturninus if a father should kill his daughter when she has been raped. When Saturninus answers that he should, Titus tells Saturninus of the rape; when the Emperor calls for Chiron and Demetrius, Titus reveals that they have been baked in the pie Tamora has just been eating. Titus kills Tamora and is killed by Saturninus, subsequently killed by Lucius to avenge his father's death. Lucius is proclaimed Emperor, he orders that Titus and Lavinia be laid in their family tomb, that Saturninus be given a state burial, that Tamora's body be thrown to the wild beasts outside the city, that Aaron be buried chest-deep and left to die of thirst and starvatio

Shannon Falcone

Shannon Falcone is a sailor who has competed in multiple America's Cups and Volvo Ocean Races. Born in England in 1981, Falcone moved to Antigua with his family at the age of 3, he sailed Stars with his father, Olympian Carlo Falcone, they competed at the 1998, 1999 and 2000 Star World Championships. Falcone sailed with Mascalzone Latino at the 2003 Louis Vuitton Cup and Luna Rossa Challenge at the 2007 Louis Vuitton Cup, he joined Oracle Racing in 2008. Falcone sailed on Il Mostro during the 2008–09 Volvo Ocean Race and on Mar Mostro during the 2011–12 Volvo Ocean Race, he sailed on Oracle Team USA 17 during the 2013 America's Cup, where he sailed in all 19 races, before re-joining Luna Rossa

Salford Advertiser

The Salford Advertiser incorporates what once was the Salford City Reporter and has a circulation of 88,614. It is published on Thursdays, it was published by Manchester Evening News Media Ltd. until it was purchased by the Trinity Mirror group in 2010. The paper serves Barton-upon-Irwell, Broughton, Broughton Park, Charlestown, Eccles, Ellesmere Park, Higher Broughton, High Town, Irlams o' th' Height, Little Hulton, Lower Broughton, Lower Kersal, Ordsall, Peel Green, Pendleton, Salford Quays, Swinton, Weaste and Worsley, it is edited with assistant editor Tony Howard. Its reporters are Kathryn Ryan, Ailsa Cranna, Kate Watkins and Pamela Welsh The Salford Advertiser

Feminist blog

A feminist blog presents the issues of feminism through a blog. Feminist blogs serve the purpose of spreading ideas, sparking debates, raising awareness, discussing opinions, sharing stories, spreading the notion of feminism throughout the Internet. Feministing consciously includes differing types of blogs, news sources, organizations providing the site’s commitment to diversity in all aspects; these blogs have empowered women in the media field, which still remains male dominated. With feminist blogging, women can have a voice to speak up about their beliefs; this allows them to discuss about their situation with confidence and can help avoid being seen as silent or submissive. By blogging, it is seen as an effective method in getting the involvement of others or getting the attention of politically active people. With women discussing about events confidently, it allows a community of like minded individuals to understand what is occurring around the world and how they can get involved with different issues.

With blogging, there is empowerment to make a difference within governments and international communities by getting involved through blogging. Feminist blogging is seen as a public activity that allows anyone to see a situation from a different viewpoint. Unlike traditional forms of media that discusses situations through a specific view that may appear to be male influence or avoids discussing about it, the information through feminist blogs is seen as transparent rather than edited for appeal. With feminist blogging, there is an increase in activism. While many critics argue that nothing gets accomplished, feminist blogging encourages activism. Women use blogging as a method to get understanding of concepts or issues. Feminist blogging allows an individual, in a community that does not understand or have much knowledge of the issues that many women go through. So, it allows individuals to get the information that many news resources may not cover and allows individuals to see through a difference perspective gaze.

The gaze is not through a Western perspective, but rather a perspective of women living in that country with different cultural beliefs than Western societies. With women blogging about their opinions and hardships they endure, their personal problems become political and international as well. Feminist blogging can be seen as an essential method in the democratization of women through online activism. Feminist blogging allows individuals to understand, it allows individuals to incorporate social issues, such as feminism, into political activism and, allows for people to discover different forms of feminist theories. There are many different types of feminist blogs on the Internet; some of the most common types of feminist blogs include: Personal, Collaborative, Political and Advice. Through Feministing, feminism ideologies of the third-wave era conjoins with political activism to reshape the way in which we look at political discourse. Conventional political discourse. Feministing aims at creating awareness and serving as a platform open for blogger commentary on an array of political issues.

Different feminist blogs have different rules for participating in the discussion boards and comment boxes. Feminist blogs aim to keep a neutral yet expressive atmosphere in the blog realm since many discussed issues can be controversial. Since blogging is part of the World Wide Web, the atmosphere is not always positive. People of any standpoint can voice their thoughts on specific topics. Blogging can be dangerous in terms of discussing some controversial feminist issues such as abortion etc. because the environment is open to anyone, it can become opinionated and discriminatory

Ashes to Embers

Ashes to Embers is the first full-length studio album by the heavy metal band Eyes of Fire. It was released in 2004 on Century Media. "The End Result of Falling..." – 7:34 "Empty" – 4:44 "Fly Away" – 3:08 "Hopeless" – 4:34 "Down" – 4:09 "Fear" – 3:30 "Breathe" – 6:39 "One More" – 2:54 "Anyone" – 4:32 "Shelter" – 3:07 "Last Goodbye" – 8:37 The songs "Hopeless" and "Anyone" were featured on the Disintegrate EP, where they both faded out at the end, whereas on this album, both songs segue directly into their respective next tracks. Dan Kaufman: Guitars, Vocals Cary Petersen: Guitars Ben Smith: Keyboards Matt Fisher: Bass, Vocals John Haddad: Drums, Percussion Produced By Eyes Of Fire & Cameron Webb Recorded, Engineered & Mixed By Cameron Webb Assistant Engineer: Sergio Chavez Mastering: Kevin Bartley "Ashes To Embers" at discogs: link

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative

The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative or Y2Y is a joint Canada–United States not-for-profit organization and the only organization dedicated to securing the long-term ecological health of the region from Yellowstone National Park to Canada's Yukon. Y2Y's work is a collaborative effort. Whether it is other conservation groups, local landowners, government agencies, Native Americans and First Nations, scientists, or others, partners are the force behind the Yellowstone to Yukon vision. Connecting and protecting habitat from Yellowstone to Yukon so people and nature can thrive. To achieve its vision across 2,000 miles, Y2Y protects core wildlife habitats, keeps those habitats connected and inspires others to engage in similar work. Y2Y focuses on local issues that have implications for the region as a whole. Y2Y's role is to set the context for regional conservation work by providing the vision for a healthy Yellowstone to Yukon landscape, to bring partners together to achieve as a network what none of us can accomplish alone.

In 2019, Y2Y funded 14 projects in support of conservation efforts within the Yellowstone to Yukon region. It was in the early 1990s that scientific research showed wildlife needed larger areas than biologists thought. Conservationists involved in those early days knew connecting and protecting large sections of habitat along the spine of the Rocky Mountains was the best way to ensure there would be wildlife and wild spaces thriving into the future. Between 1991 and 1993, Pluie, a wolf radio-collared in southern Alberta, covered an area 10 times the size of Yellowstone National Park and 15 times that of Banff National Park. Other animals such as lynx, golden eagles and bull trout have been recorded traveling distances of more than 1,000 miles. Wildlife show. Since the Yellowstone to Yukon vision took hold in 1993, more than 450 partner groups have joined forces to connect and protect the region so people and nature can thrive. At 2,000 miles long with a diversity of challenges and opportunities, this trans-boundary landscape demands a multi-pronged approach.

As a result, Y2Y undertakes a variety of projects within the following eight themes: Private Lands Y2Y works with willing property owners to secure land and maintain key connections for wildlife. Protected Areas & Public Lands Y2Y identifies core habitat under risk of development and finds ways to protect it. Policy Y2Y is a voice for the Yellowstone to Yukon region in advancing policies and practices that support the Yellowstone to Yukon vision. Transportation Y2Y helps make roads safer for both human wildlife movement. Co-existence Y2Y supports education programs and tools that assist people to share space with wildlife. Appropriate Development Y2Y assesses whether development is consistent with its vision and speaks out when it brings more damage than benefit. Habitat Restoration Y2Y heals damaged forests and streams to increase the habitat available for wildlife. Promoting the Vision Y2Y spreads its vision for a connected Yellowstone to Yukon landscape via its ever-growing networks. National Parks of Canada Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Algonquin to Adirondacks Collaborative Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative