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Tlaltecuhtli

Tlaltecuhtli is a pre-Columbian Mesoamerican deity worshipped by the Mexica people. Sometimes referred to as the "earth monster," Tlaltecuhtli's dismembered body was the basis for the world in the Aztec creation story of the fifth and final cosmos. In carvings, Tlaltecuhtli is depicted as an anthropomorphic being with splayed arms and legs. Considered the source of all living things, she had to be kept sated by human sacrifices which would ensure the continued order of the world. Tlaltecuhtli is known from several post-conquest manuscripts that surveyed Mexica mythology and belief systems, such as the Histoyre du méchique, Florentine Codex, Codex Bodley, both compiled in the sixteenth century. Tlaltecuhtli is depicted as a squatting toad-like creature with massive claws, a gaping mouth, crocodile skin, which represented the surface of the earth. In carvings, her mouth is shown with a river of blood flowing from it or a flint knife between her teeth, a reference to the human blood she thirsted for.

Her elbows and knees are adorned with human skulls, she sometimes appears with multiple mouths full of sharp teeth all over her body. In some images, she wears a skirt made of human bones and a star border, a symbol of her primordial sacrifice. Many sculptures of Tlaltecuhtli were meant only for the gods and were not intended to be seen by humans, she was carved onto the bottom of sculptures where they made contact with the earth, or on the undersides of stone boxes called cuauhxicalli, which held the sacrificial hearts she was so partial to. In reference to her mythological function as the support of the earth, Tlaltecuhtli was sometimes carved onto the cornerstones of temples, such as the pyramid platform at El Tajin. Tlaltecuhtli's importance in the Mexica pantheon is demonstrated by her inclusion in major works of art. A representation of the goddess can be found on each side of the 1503 CE Coronation Stone of the Aztec ruler Moctezuma II, alongside the glyphs for fire and water — traditional symbols of war.

Historian Mary Miller suggests that Tlaltecuhtli may be the face in the center of the famous Aztec Calendar Stone, where she symbolizes the end of the 5th and final Aztec cosmos. Tlaltecuhtli appears in the Aztec calendar as the 2nd of the 13 deity days, her date glyph is 1 Rabbit. According to the Bodley Codex, there were four earth gods — Tlaltecuhti, Coatlicue and Tlazolteotl. In the Mexica creation story, Tlatlecuhtli is described as a sea monster who dwelled in the ocean after the fourth Great Flood, she was an embodiment of the chaos. One day, the gods Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca descended from the heavens in the form of serpents and found the monstrous Tlaltecuhtli sitting on top of the ocean with giant fangs, crocodile skin, gnashing teeth calling for flesh to feast on; the two gods decided that the fifth cosmos could not prosper with such a horrible creature roaming the world, so they set out to destroy her. To attract her, Tezcatlipoca used his foot as bait, Tlatlecuhtli ate it. In the fight that followed, Tezcatlipoca lost his foot and Tlaltecuhtli lost her lower jaw, taking away her ability to sink below the surface of the water.

After a long struggle and Quetzalcoatl managed to rip her body in two — from the upper half came the sky, from the lower came the earth. She remained alive and demanded human blood as repayment for her sacrifice; the other gods were angered to hear of Tlatlecuhtli's treatment and decreed that the various parts of her dismembered body would become the features of the new world. Her skin became grasses and small flowers, her hair the trees and herbs, her eyes the springs and wells, her nose the hills and valleys, her shoulders the mountains, her mouth the caves and rivers. Since Tlaltecuhtli's body was transformed into the geographical features, the Mexica attributed strange sounds from the earth as either the screams of Tlaltecuhtli in her dismembered agony, or her calls for human blood to feed her; as a source of life, it was thought necessary to appease Tlaltecuhtli with blood sacrifices human hearts. The Aztecs believed that Tlatlecuhtli's insatiable appetite had to be satisfied or the goddess would cease her nourishment of the earth and crops would fail.

The Mexica believe Tlaltecuhtli to swallow the sun between her massive jaws at dusk, regurgitate it the next morning at dawn. The fear that this cycle could be interrupted, like during solar eclipses, was the cause of uneasiness and increased ritual sacrifice. Tlaltecuhtli's connection to the sun ensured that she was included in the prayers offered to Tezcatlipoca before Aztec military campaigns; because of Tlatlecuhtli's association with fertility, midwives called on her aid during difficult births—when an "infant warrior" threatened to kill the mother during labor. One of the largest modern debates surrounding Tlaltecuhtli is over the deity's gender. In Nahuatl, "tlal-" translates to "earth," and "tecuhtli" to "lord." Though this word is masculine, there are notable exceptions—for example, the goddesses Ilamatecuhtli and Chalmecatecuhtli. While Tlaltecuhtli's name is masculine, the deity is most depicted with female characteristics and clothing. According to Miller, "Tlaltecuhtli means'Earth Lord,' but most Aztec representations depict this creature as female, despite the male gender of the name, some sources call Tlaltecuhtli a goddess.

Usually in a hocker, or birth-giving squat, with head flung backwards and her mouth of flint blades open."Other scholars, like Alfonso Caso, interpret this pose as a male Tlaltecuhtli crouching under the earth with his mouth wide

Rourkela

Rourkela pronunciation is a planned city located in the northern part of Odisha, India. It is the third largest Urban Agglomeration in Odisha, it is situated about 328 kilometres north of state capital Bhubaneswar and is surrounded by a range of hills and encircled by rivers - Koel and Brahmani. The city is popularly known as Ispat Nagar and as the Steel City of Odisha, it has one of the largest steel plants of the Steel Authority of India Limited known as Rourkela Steel Plant. It has one of the National Institutes of Technology of the country; the city has been selected as smart city in the third phase of smart city list on 20 September 2016. Among all the 27 city list Rourkela ranked 12th position on merit basis; every year, on 3 March Rourkela Day is celebrated. Rourkela has been declared India's Fastest Moving City; the name Rourkela originates from the local language of Sadri which means "Your Village". It comes under Sundergarh district of the Indian state of Odisha; the twin towns of Rourkela and Fertilizer Township, as well as their developed periphery, are located in areas that were once covered by dense forests.

These forests were once a favourite hunting ground for the kings in the past. According to the census report of 2011, Rourkela has a population of 483,038 and the urban metropolitan area population is 536,450; the railway station of Rourkela was within the revenue village of Mahulpali. India's first public sector steel plant facility was established in Rourkela with the help of German businesses Krupp and Demag. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the town was the largest German colony outside Germany; some merchants started settling in and around the village of Rourkela, with business objectives, the Railway station was named after the village of Rourkela. The erstwhile revenue village of Rourkela is now popularly known as old Rourkela; the B. N. R. Company constructed the Howrah Nagpur railways; the inhabited area around the railway station of Rourkela was declared an urban town in the year 1931. The census report of 1931 reveals that the number of population was 493. By the time a primary school, an office of the forester, a sub-post office, a handful of liquor shops, tea shops, a small health center and restaurants were found around the outlying area of the railway station.

A train line was connected to Birmitrapur and Rourkela and it could avail a status of a junction allowing the settlement of more railway employees. Soon another station at the village Panposh was built 10 km away; the population of Panposh by 1931 was 2,252 five times that of Rourkela. There was a village called Durgapur in between Panposh stations; the construction of the sub-divisional court building was started in 1945 at the village Durgapur. Hence the nearby hills were known as Durgapur Pahada, today it is known as Uditnagar; as a result, the two railway stations of Panposh and Rourkela came into recognition. Following India's independence, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, wanted to make India an industrialised state in Soviet model of social development; the mineral-rich zone of Rourkela intersected by the rivers Brahmani and Sankha from two sides was aptly chosen for the same. The preliminary survey for the steel plant at Rourkela was started in 1952 and the Government of Odisha issued a gazette notification on 16 February 1954.

In accordance with the notification, the Government of Odisha acquired an area of about 80 square miles around Rourkela for the purpose of Steel Plant. The German private companies Krupp and Demag came forward to provide financial and technical help for the proposed steel plant at Rourkela. Krupp built Rourkela Steel Plant drawing from experience from its own works in Germany; the technical experts of the company advised the Government of India as well as the Government of Odisha for acquiring more land. As a result, a further area of 32 square kilometres was acquired out of 31 revenue villages. 13,000 people in 2,424 families lost their dwelling. Further 11,000 acres of land were acquired out of 31 revenue villages for the construction of Mandira Dam, a water embankment. Moreland was requisitioned for the purpose of constructing railway lines to Barsuan; the construction of Bondamunda Railway junction required the further acquisition of land which resulted in 20,000 people's displacement from their habitat.

Though there was initial discontentment among the tribals about the land acquisition the authority resolved the land dispute, as many of the tribals were provided employment and accommodation. The displaced tribals were relocated in places such as Jalda, Jhirpani and Bondamunda, their new settlement extended beyond the river Koel. A string of industrial units and townships such as Rourkela Steel Plant, Fertilizer Plant, Fertilizer Township, Steel Township and for water facility Mandira Dam in Ushra sprung up and for the establishment of these townships and Steel plant government has to take land from the residents of more than 50 revenue villages who got displaced and were resettled in different colonies like Jhirpani Re-settlement Colony and Bondamunda Re-settlement Colony. A marshalling yard and a railway junction were established at Bondamunda. Thousands of technical personnel from West Germany came to Rourkela to extend their technical assistance; some of these Germans came with their famil

Summer Holiday (1948 film)

Summer Holiday is a 1948 American musical-comedy film, directed by Rouben Mamoulian and starring Mickey Rooney and Gloria DeHaven. The picture is based on the play Ah, Wilderness! by Eugene O'Neill, filmed under that name by MGM in 1935 with Rooney in a much smaller role, as the younger brother. Though completed in October 1946, this film sat on the shelf until 1948. In addition to Walter Huston, the supporting cast features Frank Morgan as the drunken Uncle Sid, as well as Marilyn Maxwell, Agnes Moorehead, Selena Royle and Anne Francis. One of producer Arthur Freed’s MGM musicals, it has beautiful costumes and cinematography that take full advantage of Technicolor. Director Rouben Mamoulian saw this project as an opportunity to create a different kind of “musical play” and he gave songwriters Ralph Blane and Harry Warren specific instructions on what he wanted to do; the result can be seen in the opening sequence, “Our Home Town,” begun by Nat Miller who introduces us to the town and to the family.

The sequence segues back and forth and back again into lines that are sung, lines that are spoken in rhyme, lines that are read straight, ends in the soda fountain. The length of this sequence may be the root of the incorrect idea that the whole film is written in rhyme; the movie takes place in Danville, starting in June 1906. It centers around 17-year-old Richard Miller, about to graduate from high school, go to Yale, step into the world of adults, he has a cynical view of the world because of all the books. He has a girlfriend, Muriel McComber whom he loves much but she is afraid of being kissed, he tries to convince her as they sing “Afraid to Fall in Love.” He doesn’t get the kiss but they do dance across the park. Richard’s father, Nat Miller editor of the town newspaper, is a wise man with a sense of humor that serves him well in facing the challenges of parenthood. Richard has three other siblings: older brother Arthur, home on vacation from Yale. Living with the family are his Uncle Sid and Cousin Lily.

They are on the verge of getting engaged, but the uncle's drinking gets in the way. Uncle Sid is leaving in hopes of making good; the graduating class enters the auditorium marching to the Danville High fight song and smoothly transitions to an elegiac Alma Mater, the camera pans over touching vignettes of listening townspeople, including a deliberate recreation of Grant Wood’s “American Gothic”. Richard, valedictorian, plans to give a Marxist call to arms, but he leaves his speech where his father can see it and, during a round of applause, Nat stops him before he can get to the revolutionary material. After the ceremony, his father asks him if his conscience will allow him to drive the family’s Stanley Steamer. A bright number built around the song “Stanley Steamer” follows. Dawn on a peaceful morning. Explosions erupt all over town as boys and girls set off masses fireworks. Richard, still spouting revolutionary propaganda and scorning the 4th, is surprised to find that his father has not only read Carlyle’s “French Revolution,” but admires it—as he does the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam.

Mother Essie, on the other hand, is horrified at Richard’s choice of reading, which includes Swinburne and Oscar Wilde’s The Ballad of Reading Gaol, says that this “is no kind of reading for a young boy.” Uncle Sid appears, Nat realizes that he has been fired. To save him the embarrassment, he offers Sid his old job. At the bandstand, a cornet player displays his skill. A tableau recreating The Spirit of ‘76 takes a bow. Everyone celebrates at separate picnics. At the men's picnic, they have a beer-drinking contest. At the women's picnic, they share the delicacies they have cooked; the kids swim at the young people sing and dance. No sooner has the Miller family returned home for dinner than Muriel's father arrives, accusing Richard of corrupting Muriel’s morals, he saw Richard trying to kiss her. That was bad enough; when Nat Miller takes the whole things with a sense of humor, Macomber threatens him with loss of his advertising and storms out, leaving a farewell letter from Muriel to Richard, dictated by him.

When Richard reads it, he is heartbroken and angry. At the dinner table, a tipsy Sid has everyone laughing, but Lily weeps, saying that they all encourage him and laugh at him—and maybe they shouldn’t. Richard launches into a diatribe about women driving men to drink and marches out of the house. At the front gate, his older brother's friend Wint invites him on a double date with some “slick babies from New Haven.” They turn out to be a couple of dance hall girls. Wint and Crystal leave immediately. Richard’s girl, takes him to a bar to drink, although he is underage. Like the opening, this is a long scene mixing sung dialogue, it has a nightmarish quality, enhanced by the way Belle’s costume changes, from pastel pink to scarlet and back, the bright green wash of light over the background. The bartender slips something

List of Canberra Raiders representatives

Including players from the Canberra Raiders that have represented while at the club and the years they achieved their honours, if known. Mal Meninga Gary Belcher Sam Backo Peter Jackson Bradley Clyde Laurie Daley Glenn Lazarus Ricky Stuart Steve Walters Gary Coyne Brett Mullins David Furner Jason Croker Terry Campese Joel Monaghan David Shillington Tom Learoyd-Lahrs Josh Papalii Shannon Boyd Nick Cotric Jack Wighton Bradley Clyde Laurie Daley Brett Mullins David Furner Ken Nagas Luke Priddis John Bateman Josh Hodgson Elliott Whitehead Josh Hodgson Elliott Whitehead Noa Nadruku Tabua Cakacaka Mikaele Ravalawa Brent Todd Sean Hoppe Quentin Pongia John Lomax Ruben Wiki Lesley Vainikolo Bronson Harrison Joseph Tapine Jordan Rapana Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad Sean Rutgerson David Westley Bruce Mamando Neville Costigan Luke Page Kato Ottio Kurt Baptiste Sam Mataora Ezra Howe Jordan Rapana Makahesi Makatoa Anthony Swann Alby Talipeau Anthony Milford Junior Paulo Joseph Leilua Josh Papalii Una Taufa Greg Wolfgramm Brent Kite Sam Huihahau Bill Tupou Siliva Havili Ata Hingano Aidan Sezer Emre Guler Reece Robinson Jamal Nchouk Paul Vaughan Scott Logan Brett White Justin Morgan John Ferguson Bradley Clyde Laurie Daley Glenn Lazarus Ricky Stuart Jason Croker Brett Mullins Ken Nagas David Furner Ben Kennedy Ryan O'Hara Joel Monaghan Terry Campese Tom Learoyd-Lahrs Josh Dugan Blake Ferguson Nick Cotric Jack Wighton Bradley Clyde Laurie Daley Brett Mullins David Furner Ken Nagas Luke Priddis Mal Meninga Gary Belcher Peter Jackson Sam Backo Gary Coyne Kevin Walters Steve Walters Clinton Schifcofske Adam Mogg Neville Costigan David Shillington Josh Papalii Tom Learoyd-Lahrs Joel Thompson Travis Waddell Reece Robinson Blake Ferguson Jake Foster Jack Wighton Edrick Lee David Shillington Josh Dugan Jarrod Croker Ashley Gilbert Chris O'Sullivan Ivan Henjak Dean Lance Paul Martin Jason Croker Mark McLinden Simon Woolford Ryan O'Hara Phil Graham Joel Monaghan Todd Carney Terry Campese Alan Tongue Tom Learoyd-Lahrs Josh Dugan Joel Thompson Blake Ferguson Josh McCrone Jack Wighton Sam Williams Paul Vaughan Jarrod Croker Shannon Boyd Bradley Clyde Glenn Lazarus Ricky Stuart Brad Drew Blake Austin Aiden Sezer Tom Learoyd-Lahrs Joel Monaghan David Shillington Terry Campese Alan Tongue Joe Picker Josh Dugan Blake Ferguson Josh Papalii Anthony Milford Jarrod Croker Justin Carney Bronx Goodwin Australia Mal Meninga Australia Mal Meninga Laurie Daley Australia Don Furner Tim Sheen's 20??

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Il prefetto di ferro

Il prefetto di ferro is a 1977 Italian drama film directed by Pasquale Squitieri. The film tells the story of Cesare Mori, an Italian prefect that before and during the Fascist period was best known as "the Iron Prefect", it is based on the biographic book with the same name written by Arrigo Petacco; the film shared. The film was well-received but criticized for subtly downplaying Mori's fascism. Giuliano Gemma: Cesare Mori Claudia Cardinale: Anna Torrisi Stefano Satta Flores: Spanò Francisco Rabal: Albanese the bandit Lina Sastri: Woman of Gangi Massimo Mollica: Paterno Rik Battaglia: Antonio Capecelatro Paul Müller Vittorio Duse Enzo Fiermonte Wild East released this on a limited edition R0 NTSC DVD under its English title "I Am the Law" alongside The Day of the Owl, under the title "Mafia", in 2010. Il prefetto di ferro on IMDb

Looking 4 Myself

Looking 4 Myself is the seventh studio album by American singer Usher. It was released on June 2012, by RCA Records. In October 2011, it was announced that the disbandment have been occurred between Usher and the J/LaFace imprint; the album have provided with its production. It features these several guest vocalists. Inspired by the electronic duo Empire of the Sun and listening to music originating from several locations, Usher intended the album to contain a more experimental sound, that remained relevant to the music of its time. Defined as "revolutionary pop" by the singer, critics noted that Looking 4 Myself incorporates the genres R&B, hip hop, electronic and dubstep. Critic Barry Walters has described it as a key release in the emerging alternative R&B genre; the album debuted atop the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 128,000 copies in its first week, becoming Usher's fourth number one album in the country. As of October 2014, Looking 4 Myself has sold 504,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Worldwide, it attained top-ten positions in over eight other countries including Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. Looking 4 Myself was supported by five singles: "Climax", "Scream", "Lemme See" featuring Rick Ross, "Numb" and "Dive". "Climax" peaked in the top-twenty on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, topped the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for eleven weeks. "Scream" peaked in the top-ten on several other countries. "Numb" obtained moderate international chart success and peaked at number 69 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Usher promoted for the Looking 4 Myself by performing in several shows; the tour has further be promoting the album, however, it was cancelled due to the singer's obligation as a coach on The Voice. In 2010, Usher released his sixth studio album Raymond v. Raymond, with a mixed critical response and commercial success, his follow-up record was rumored to be titled The Shanetance and due for release on March 23, 2012, though Usher refuted the speculation. While on hiatus between the release of his first EP Versus and Looking 4 Myself, Usher told AOL Music that he traveled to various locations to listen to music which he "felt was significant in terms of energy."

Some of these locations included the Coachella Music Festival, Germany, Las Vegas and Southern France. He described some of the music as a "little bit more electronic, some of it a little bit more dance; some of it, a bit more world." It was Australian electronic music duo Empire of the Sun that inspired Usher to produce the album's title track, with producer Rico Love, which led to the singer collaborating with producers he wouldn't work with or admired, such as Diplo. Usher's intention for the album was one "that was not genre-specific but just experimental". During an episode of NBC's The Voice, Usher called the album "by far one of my most risky records... I wanted to challenge myself". Looking 4 Myself was chosen as the album's title as it described Usher's'musical journey'. RCA Records CEO Peter Edge spoke to Billboard on which two specific groups they want the album to appeal to, "By the time the album is available, Usher's collective audience will have had a chance to sample a number of songs from the album the end result will be an Usher album that appeals to his earliest fans, people who may have never listened to or owned an Usher album before."

Prior to the album's release, Usher was put under the management of Grace Miguel—whom he is in a relationship with—replacing Randy Phillips, who managed Usher for a short period after he split with his mother, Jonnetta Patton for a second time, in 2008. The cover art and track listing for both the standard and deluxe edition of the album were revealed on May 3, 2012. On June 4, 2012, 30 second snippets of each track were leaked on the internet. Diplo, Rico Love, Jim Jonsin, Salaam Remi and Max Martin were the first producers confirmed for Looking 4 Myself on March 2012. After Usher had attended the Coachella Music Festival, he worked with electronic music duo Empire of the Sun to produce the album's title track; the collaboration and the band's music inspired Usher to produce more experimental music, to produce records with producers he wouldn't work with or admired. DJ and producer Diplo was one of them, so both collaborated on the album's lead single, "Climax", they discussed the concept throughout the song's development and how it relates to Usher's life, as Diplo "tried to help realise these lyrics and feelings."

After conceiving some melody lines, they wrote the song in about an hour. Usher and Diplo worked on the song's production for two months, recording in studios in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta. Usher wanted to work with Swedish electronic dance music trio Swedish House Mafia since their joint performance at the American Music Awards in 2011; the group agreed to work with the singer, where they intended to travel to Atlanta to work on track production, to "move the ball forward." Steve Angello, a member of Swedish House Mafia, told MTV News that the group hung out with Usher in Ibiza after the awards ceremony. They produced the final tracks "Numb", "Euphoria" and "Way to Count", with the latter not making the final cut. Usher contacted several producers and musicians who he endeavoured to, but ende