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Tsimshian mythology

Tsimshian mythology is the mythology of the Tsimshian, an Aboriginal people in Canada and a Native American tribe in the United States. The majority of Tsimshian people live in British Columbia. Tsmishian myth is known from orally-passed tales. An adaawx is a story concerning animal spirits in human guise and is linked to the origin of the Earth and the peoples on it. A malesk, in contrast, is an adventure or history tale that purports to entertain rather than explain; the raven spirit is known as Txamsem. Txamsem is said to have a brother named Logobola, responsible for the lack of fresh and clear water as well as the existence of the fog into which Txamsem became lost; the Raven, known as Txamsem or Giant, is a central figure in Tsimshian mythology, part of the Raven Tales mythology connecting the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. The Raven is viewed as the creator of the universe and an intermediary between its physical and spiritual incarnations. Tsimshian creation myth presupposes a dark and still universe populated by a variety of animal spirits.

An animal chief pampers his son, causing him to fall sick and die, his intestines are burned. The next day a new youth appears in the bed and visible in the darkness, "bright as fire." The boy is adopted by the chief. This boy does not eat, but slave spirits trick him into eating scabs; this triggers an enormous appetite in the boy, who begins to eat so much that the chief and villagers send him away with a raven blanket. The boy leaves, becomes Raven; as Raven arrives in the mainland, he is insatiably hungry, causing great disruptions to those he meets. At various points of the myth he serves as a trickster. For example, after creating a slave from rotted wood, he disguises himself as a king and arrives in a village; the villagers tell the slave to invite Raven for dinner, but the slave says Raven is not hungry, takes the food for himself. Raven builds a bridge from cabbage and as the slave crosses, he falls to his death. Raven descends into the valley to eat the food from the dead slave's belly.

As Raven begins to develop a sense of generosity, he hosts a potlatch, in which he shares food with many guests. As he speaks, he wishes they would all turn to stone, they do, giving form to a immaterial world

PC Conectado

PC Conectado, or Computador para Todos, is a tax-free computer initiative launched by the Brazilian government, since 2003. PCs available through the project are low-end, but therefore are cheap enough to satisfy most of the population, at R$1200. Most PCs available have: 128 or 256 MB RAM,A low end processor a Celeron processor. 40 or 80 GB hard disk GNU/Linux Insigne Linux, a Fedora based distribution compatible with software repositories. In the initial phases of the project, Microsoft offered the Brazilian government the use of its MS Windows XP Starter Edition, a cut down version of their popular OS for developing countries; the offer was rejected due to the severe limitations of the Starter Edition. Since the project has used only free and open source software for general work, like Inkscape, OpenOffice, GIMP and Amarok; the Brazilian government's decision to reject Microsoft's proprietary and limited version of MS Windows XP in favor of a full featured and free GNU/Linux operating system was reported in the US media and IT periodicals.

This decision could be interpreted as a severe and embarrassing rejection for Microsoft. The president of the Brazilian agency in charge of the governments technology initiatives, Sérgio Amadeu, unequivocally stated that he was against spending Brazilian tax-payers money on furthering Microsoft's monopoly: We're not going to spend taxpayers' money on a program so that Microsoft can further consolidate its monopoly. It's the government's responsibility to ensure that there is competition, that means giving alternative software platforms a chance to prosper. An option providing cheap dial-up access to the Internet may be available soon, costing R$7. A project to offer a popular broadband internet access, charging a monthly fee between 15 and 35 reais. PC Conectado can be acquired in many major Brazilian department stores. Many Brazilian stores have an independent Linux vendor on site from whom a user can choose the hardware configuration and distro. FIC Conectado $100 laptop Official website


WHLT, virtual and UHF digital channel 22, is a dual CBS/CW+-affiliated television station licensed to Hattiesburg, United States and serving Southeastern Mississippi's Pine Belt. The station is owned by Nexstar Media Group. WHLT's studios are located on US 49 in Hattiesburg, its transmitter is located in unincorporated northeastern Forrest County. On cable, the station is available on Comcast Xfinity channel 10 and in high definition on digital channel 433. Although identifying as a separate station in its own right, WHLT is considered a semi-satellite of sister station WJTV in Jackson; as such, it clears all network programming as provided through its parent and simulcasts most of WJTV's newscasts, but airs a separate offering of syndicated programming. WHLT's master control, as well as some internal operations, are housed at WJTV's studios on TV Road in southwest Jackson. In February 1987, the News-Press & Gazette Company launched WHLT in order to take advantage of local advertising and news opportunities in the Pine Belt region.

It allowed the Jackson-based station's signal coverage area to be expanded in Southeastern Mississippi. In 1993, News-Press & Gazette sold several of its outlets to the first incarnation of New Vision Television. In turn, the company sold its entire station group to Ellis Communications in 1995. Ellis was subsequently merged into Raycom Media in 1996 after it was bought out by a media group led by the Retirement Systems of Alabama. In 1997, Media General acquired WHLT and WJTV from Raycom in a swap for Richmond, Virginia's WTVR-TV; the trade was made in part due to Raycom's acquisition of rival WDAM-TV in Laurel and Federal Communications Commission rules of the time did not permit duopolies. On April 16, 2009, WHLT "flash-cut" its signal after discontinuing analog broadcasts and began digital-only transmission, it applied to flash-cut earlier on February 17 but the FCC denied the station's request. As part of a long-term affiliation renewal with The CW, Media General announced on December 23, 2014 that WHLT would add the network to their digital subchannel.

This displaced The CW's previous home on WHPM-DT2. Comcast offers WHLT-DT2 in high definition on channel 1024 for Hattiesburg viewers. By spring 2017, the over-the-air feed for WHLT-DT2 was upgraded into 720p to allow for 16:9 high definition viewing for non-cable or satellite subscribers. On January 27, 2016, Nexstar Broadcasting Group announced its acquisition of Media General; the station's digital signal is multiplexed: Syndicated programming on the station includes Divorce Court, Family Feud, The Andy Griffith Show, Cash Cab among others. In February 1987, the station launched its fledgling two-man news operation, covering a major local news story, a deadly tornado in neighboring Jones County; that small beginning led to personnel growth and the production of half-hour newscasts airing weekdays at 6 and 10 p.m. This evolution grew out of the station's early practice of gathering local news stories and feeding them to sister station WJTV daily for inclusion in one block of WJTV's 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts.

WHLT relaunched a full news department with shows known as 22 Daily News, had the same branding and slogan as the product at sister station WIAT in Birmingham, Alabama. Despite attaining decent ratings and winning numerous awards, it was unable to attract local advertising through consistent viewership; as a result, its newscasts were canceled after just two years. As a semi-satellite of WJTV, WHLT simulcasts its parent outlet's weekday morning show. On October 2013, WHLT began offering a thirty-minute local newscast; this program features full local news coverage of the Hattiesburg–Laurel market, anchored by Melanie Christopher, Byron Brown, chief meteorologist Ken South. Content for the local newscast is collected by three local Hattiesburg journalists on the WHLT 22 team and is supplemented by news content from WJTV. During the second block, there is a local weather segment focusing on the Pine Belt viewing area. Official website WHLT-DT2 website WJTV website Query the FCC's TV station database for WHLT BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on WHLT-TV

Quatermass and the Pit (film)

Quatermass and the Pit is a 1967 British science fiction horror film from Hammer Film Productions, a sequel to the earlier Hammer films The Quatermass Xperiment and Quatermass 2. Like its predecessors, it is based on a BBC Television serial Quatermass and the Pit, written by Nigel Kneale, it was directed by Roy Ward Baker and stars Andrew Keir in the title role as Professor Bernard Quatermass, replacing Brian Donlevy who played the role in the two earlier films. James Donald, Barbara Shelley and Julian Glover appear in co-starring roles; the storyline, faithful to the original television production, centres on the discovery of a mysterious object buried at the site of an extension to the London Underground. Uncovered nearby are the remains of early human ancestors more than five million years old. Realising that the object is in fact an ancient Martian spacecraft, Quatermass deduces that the aliens have influenced human evolution and the development of human intelligence; the spacecraft has an intelligence of its own, once uncovered begins to exert a malign influence, resurrecting Martian memories and instincts buried deep within the human psyche.

Nigel Kneale wrote the first draft of the screenplay in 1961, but difficulties in attracting interest from American co-financiers meant the film did not go into production until 1967. The director, Roy Ward Baker, was chosen because of his experience with technically demanding productions such as A Night to Remember. Andrew Keir, playing Quatermass, found making the film an unhappy experience, believing Baker had wanted Kenneth More to play the role. Owing to a lack of space, the film was shot at the MGM studios in Elstree, rather than Hammer's usual home at the time, the Associated British Studios in Elstree; the film opened in November 1967 to favourable reviews and remains well regarded. Workers building an extension to the London Underground at Hobbs End dig up skeletal remains. Palaeontologist Dr Matthew Roney identifies them as five-million-year-old apemen, more ancient than any previous finds. One of Roney's assistants uncovers part of a metallic object nearby. Believing it to be an unexploded bomb, they call in an army bomb disposal team.

Meanwhile, Professor Bernard Quatermass learns that his plans for the colonisation of the Moon are to be taken over by the military. He gives a cold reception to Colonel Breen, assigned to Quatermass's British Experimental Rocket Group; when the bomb disposal team call for Breen's assistance, Quatermass accompanies him. Breen concludes the buried object is a V-weapon; when another skeleton is found within a chamber of the "bomb", Quatermass and Roney realise that the object must be five million years old. Noting the object's imperviousness to heat, Quatermass suspects it is of alien origin, but Roney is certain the apemen are terrestrial. Roney's assistant Barbara Judd becomes intrigued by the name of the area, recalling that "Hob" is an old name for the Devil. A member of the bomb disposal team witnesses a spectral apparition of Roney's apeman appearing through the wall of the object. Quatermass and Barbara find historical accounts of hauntings and other spectral appearances going back many centuries, coinciding with disturbances of the ground around Hobbs End.

An attempt to open a sealed chamber using a Borazon drill fails. However, a few moments a small hole is seen, though the drill operator, Sladden, is certain he is not responsible; the hole widens to reveal the corpses of insectoid creatures with horned heads. An examination of the creatures' physiology suggests. Quatermass and Roney note the similarity between their appearance and images of the Devil, while Quatermass believes the ship is the source of the spectral images and disturbances. Quatermass and Roney reveal their findings to the press, attracting the ire of a government minister. Quatermass theorises. Unable to survive on Earth, they sought to preserve some part of their race by creating a colony by proxy, by enhancing the intelligence and imparting Martian faculties to the indigenous primitive hominids; the descendants of these apemen evolved into humans, retaining the vestiges of Martian influence buried in their subconscious. A disbelieving Breen thinks the "alien craft" is Nazi propaganda designed to sow fear among Londoners.

The minister decides to unveil the missile at a press conference. While dismantling his drill, Sladden is overcome by a powerful telekinetic force and flees to a church. Sladden tells Quatermass. Quatermass returns to Hobbs End, bringing a machine Roney has been working on which taps into the primeval psyche. While trying to replicate the circumstances under which Sladden was affected, he notices that Judd has fallen under the craft's influence. Using Roney's machine, he records her thoughts. Quatermass presents the recording to other officials, it shows hordes of Martians engaged in what he interprets as a racial purge, cleansing hives of mutations. The minister and Breen dismiss the recording. Disaster strikes; the effect and range of the craft's influence on those Londoners susceptible to it increases. Breen is killed by the intense energy emanating from it. Quatermass falls under alien control as well, but is snapped out of it by Roney, unaffe

Monticello Arcade

Monticello Arcade is a historic shopping arcade located in Norfolk, Virginia. It was built in 1907 on land leased from the Selden Grandy Estate, is a three-story, Beaux Arts style steel frame building faced in molded and polychromed terra cotta. Both the facades are seven bays in length and are composed of a two-story Ionic order surmounted by an elaborate cornice, with an attic story above; the interior plan consists of a longitudinal mall open to the roof, lit by skylights, entered through the central bay of each facade. In the early 20th century, business boomed in the Arcade as downtown Norfolk's commercial area expanded until the Great Depression, at which time Monticello Arcade Company, Inc. filed for bankruptcy and the building returned to the Grandy Estate. The Arcade survived the remainder of the Depression in the hands of its new owners and went on to prosper in postwar Norfolk. Businesses in the downtown area began to suffer in the early 1960s, during that time the Monticello Arcade began to deteriorate as revenues decreased.

By the 1970s, the Arcade was in poor condition with only a few remaining tenants. Threat of condemnation loomed until 1975. In 1976, management of the Arcade was taken over by the newly created Monticello Arcade Limited Partnership. By the early 1980s, downtown Norfolk had been restored, which resulted in recovery of Arcade business. Today the Monticello Arcade remains at the heart of Norfolk's business and retail district, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975

Bean Pole

Bean Pole, established in 1989, is a South Korean fashion brand owned by Samsung’s Cheil Industries. It produces ‘neo traditional’ family fashion. Towards the end of 2012 they added the ‘Bike Repair Shop’ to their list of sub-brands. Since 1989, Bean Pole’s fusion of traditional and contemporary British fashion culture has led it to become a top brand in South Korea. In the past decade, they have expanded internationally, with the majority of its shops located in Asia. In addition, all of their flagship shops are located in South Korea: Myeongdong, Doonsan, DongSeongRo, GwangBok. Since its establishment, Bean Pole has adjusted its logo; the logo is a depiction of a man riding a penny-farthing bicycle, which represents the brand’s image: “a dedication to rise to new challenges and pursue creativity.” Furthermore, the logo is to emphasize the British-like style. * Bean Pole Men: It originated with the brand’s establishment in 1989. This style aspires for a casual look, derived from a British heritage, targeting men of all ages.

They have signed British musician, Mark Ronson as their male model for 2013.* Bean Pole Ladies: In 2001, ‘Bean Pole Ladies’ was introduced to provide fashion for women in their 20s and 30s. Like all BeanPole products, this label is driven by traditional British style. In recent news, they have signed British fashion icon, Cara Delevingne as their female model for their 2013 collection.* Bean Pole Golf: In the same year ‘BeanPole Ladies’ was launched, so was ‘BeanPole Golf’. This label aims to produce authentic golf wear for those in their 30s.* Bean Pole Kids: Bean Pole Kids was created in 2003. This division of Bean Pole markets eco-friendly products, that are chic and sophisticated akin to the parents’ style.* Bean Pole Accessory: Introduced in 2004, markets extravagant but casual accessories for men and women.* Bean Pole Outdoor: It was launched in 2012, it is a subdivision that produces fashion merchandise for the outdoors.* Bike Repair Shop: This subdivision of Bean Pole was introduced at the end of 2012.

It is dedicated to repairing bikes and marketing fashion items that are meant for the younger generation. The fashion items they market are exteriorized with a ‘N. E. W’ style. In 2010 Cheil Industries paired with IDEO, an international design firm, to expand the borders of Bean Pole; the contribution of IDEO’s support helped Bean Pole to infiltrate the foreign markets, as they now have over 100 stores across Asia and a number of sub-brands across the globe. Bean Pole, has worked alongside: Carlos Osman, Juun. J, Kim Jones, Christophe Lemaire. Bean Pole Homepage Cheil Industries: Bean Pole Contemporary culture of South Korea Foreign celebrity advertising List of Korea-related topics