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Volta River

The Volta River is the main river system in the West African country of Ghana. It flows into Ghana from Bobo-Dioulasso highlands of Burkina Faso; the main part of the river are the Black Volta, the White Volta, the Red Volta. In the northwest, the Black Volta forms the international boundaries between the Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso; the Volta flows southward along Akwapim-Togoland highlands, it empties into the Atlantic Ocean at the Gulf of Guinea at Ada. It has the Oti, which enters Ghana from Togo in the east; the Volta River has been dammed at Akosombo for the purpose of generating hydroelectricity. The reservoir named Lake Volta stretches from Akosombo in the south to the northern part of the country, thus being one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the world. Lake Volta is a reservoir impounded by the Akosombo Dam on the lower Volta River in southern Ghana, it is one of the largest reservoirs in the world. It extends from the Akosombo Dam in southeastern Ghana to the town of Yapei in the Central Gonja District, Northern Region of Ghana, some 400 kilometres to the north.

The dam's power plant generates electricity for the Volta River Authority, the reservoir provides water transport routes. It may be a resource for fish farming; the depth of the river is about 45 feet below Lake Volta. The Volta River is crossed by the Adome Bridge just below the Akosombo Dam; the Volta River was named by Portuguese gold traders in Ghana. It was their farthest extent of exploration before returning. "River of return" or “river of the bend”, in reference to its curved course. Impacts of the Akosombo Hydroelectric Project — environmental and human health issues from the Akosombo Dam and Lake Volta. Media related to Volta River at Wikimedia Commons

Psilocybe plutonia

Psilocybe plutonia is a small psilocybin mushroom of the Strophariaceae family, believed to contain psilocybin and psilocin. It was first documented from Cuba. An older synonym is Agaricus plutonia, it is in the section Cordisporae. The word plutonia comes from the Latin words plutonic. In connection with the dark color of the mushroom. Pileus: 0.5–1.5 cm in diameter, conic to convex, with an acute umbo or papilla, not viscid, glabrous translucent-striate, silky white fibrils when young that fade in age, lubricous, reddish brown to yellowish brown or clay color, becoming blackish. Flesh thin, brownish. Gills: Adnexed, sometimes with a decurrent tooth, light brown to dark brown, blackish in age, edges pallid. Spores: Purple brown in deposit, rhomboid or subrhomboid in face view, 4.5–6 x 4.5–5.2 μm, thick-walled, with a broad truncate germ pore. Stipe: 2.5–4 cm long, 0.5–1.5 mm equal to enlarged at the base, hollow, dark brown or reddish brown, apex pruinose, zoned with appressed whitish fibrils. No annulus is formed by the cortinate veil.

Taste: Unknown. Odor: None to farinaceous. Microscopic features: Basidia 11–17 μm, pleurocystidia 17–26 μm, cheilocystidia 12–17 x 5–6 μm. Psilocybe plutonia may be found growing solitary or gregarious, from late June through February, on rotted wood or in soil with woody material, in tropical forests, from Brazil, Colombia and Cuba near sea level or in lower elevations, although distributed, it is not found often. B. & C, FUNGI CUB. 77. 1867 Berk. & Curt. Jour. Linn. Soc. 10: 292. 1868 Sacc. Syll. Fung. 5: 1056. 1887 Guzmán, G. The Genus Psilocybe: A Systematic Revision of the Known Species Including the History and Chemistry of the Hallucinogenic Species; the Hallucinogenic Species of Psilocybe P. Kumm. in Colombia, Their Indian Use, New Records, New Species Stamets, Paul. Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press. ISBN 0-9610798-0-0. Guzmán, G; the Genus Psilocybe: A Systematic Revision of the Known Species Including the History and Chemistry of the Hallucinogenic Species. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia Heft 74.

J. Cramer, Germany

Nordfjord (Greenland)

Nordfjord is a fjord in the NE Greenland National Park area, East Greenland. The fjord was named in 1899 by Swedish Arctic explorer A. G. Nathorst during the expedition he led to Greenland. In 1931 a scientific station known as Nordfjordhuset was built on the western shore of the fjord at the time of the 1931–34 Treårsekspeditionen; the Nordfjord is a wide fjord part of the Kaiser Franz Joseph Fjord system. It is located between Strindberg Land and the Gauss Peninsula and has the large Waltershausen Glacier at its head. To the south the fjord opens into the northern shore of the Kaiser Franz Joseph Fjord —about 64 km from the Foster Bay of the Greenland Sea— where it reaches a width of 13.3 km with depths between 18 and 49 m. The Brogetdalen, known as "multicolored valley" owing to the different colours of the mountains surrounding it, is a large valley in Strindberg Land that drains east to the Nordfjord. A river enters the fjord 16 km north of the entrance through the Muskox Fjord, a long tributary fjord or arm that enters Nordfjord from its eastern shore close to the head.

Cape Ovibos is the headland at the western side of the entrance. List of fjords of Greenland Ingrid Leirvik Olsen, Sedimentary processes and paleoenvironments in Moskusoksefjord and Nordfjord, North-East Greenland, The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, 15 May 2015 Media related to Nordfjord at Wikimedia Commons Den grønlandske Lods - Sejladsanvisninger Østgrønland A journey to East Greenland's 11 km wide Waltershausen Glacier front. Tourism in Nordfjord

Tony Joe White (album)

Tony Joe White was the fourth album released by Tony Joe White, the first he released for Warner Bros. Records, it was produced by Peter Asher and recorded between December 1–12, 1970 at Sounds of Memphis Studio and Ardent Recording Studio, Memphis. All tracks composed by Tony Joe White, except where indicated Side one"They Caught The Devil and Put Him in Jail in Eudora, Arkansas" "The Change" "My Kind of Woman" "The Daddy" "Black Panther Swamps"Side two"Five Summers For Jimmy" "A Night in the Life of a Swamp Fox" "Traveling Bone" "I Just Walked Away" "Copper Kettle" "Voodoo Village" Tony Joe White: Guitar, Harmonica Robert McGuffie: Bass Sammy Creason: Drums Mike Utley: Piano, Organ Memphis Horns: Wayne Jackson: Trumpet Andrew Love: Tenor saxophone James Mitchell: Baritone saxophone Jack Hale: Trombone Louis Collins: Tenor Roger Hopps: Trumpet String arrangements by Roger Hopps Horn arrangements by the Memphis Horns

Daedalus in Crete

Daedalus in Crete is a play by the Greek lyric poet and playwright Angelos Sikelianos written and published at the journal Nea Estia, during the Axis occupation of Greece. This event may be linked to trump the planned and announced project - not completed - on behalf of Sikelianos, to write the tragedies "Daedalus in Sicily" and "Ariadne"; the dramatis personae and the plot of this play come from the - rich in mythical material - era of Minoan Crete. King Minos, Queen Pasiphae, the craftsman from Athens Daedalus and his son, are the protagonists of this play. Minos, a representative-symbol of the emerging patriarchal religion and oppression of his subjects tries to sideline the existing matriarchal cult of Mother-Goddess and kill – as a tribute - the envoys sent from Athens, being himself now transformed into a bestial Minotaur; the technician Daedalus will organize a mutiny to prevent the suffering while Theseus will release the captives and will cancel the plans of Minos. The final scene is dramatical with a tragedy and his son Icarus will escape flying with artificial wings.

This play has diverse multifaceted connections with ancient tragedy - those written by Aeschylus – in terms of structure, form, always modified and used according to the theatrical and conceptual targeting and aspirations of Sikelianos. For example, the presentation of all the leading dramatis personae as masks of the archetype "Dionysos" and their gradual integration into this archetypal figure through a process of initiation, the motif of tragic silence and the apollonian – – chorus that completes the drama, breaking the straight course of Time and making the return to the Earth and Life, the identification of Pasiphae with Moon on a symbolic level. A prominent role in the play`s motifs play the "three nights", which are the key stages in the spiritual evolution of Daedalus. A major issue that researchers were focused on is the relationship with the novel by Merezhkovsky "The Birth of Gods. Tutankhamen in Crete", which moves in the same environment and mythical world. In summary, apart from any common symbols and motifs, the Merezhkovsky addresses the core of the play with religious thought and willingness to compromise the historical and philosophical-spiritual disputes arising from the clash of the primitive matriarchal with the patriarchal element via a sequence that leads to the spirit of Christianity, non-relating, thus linking with the historical -and political - significations of Sikelianos, powered by the timeless social injustice, the domination of the authoritarian element and updating of the myth in the contemporary historical context

Louis-Victor Marcé

Louis-Victor Marcé was a French psychiatrist. He studied medicine in Nantes, afterwards continuing his studies in Paris, where in 1852 he gained his internship. In 1856 he obtained his doctorate with a dissertation on spermatic cysts titled "Des kystes spermatiques ou de l'hydrocèle enkystée spermatique". Shortly afterwards, he served as médecin-adjoint to Jules Baillarger and Jacques-Joseph Moreau at a maison de santé in Ivry-sur-Seine. In 1860 he received his agrégation to the medical faculty in Paris, during the same year, worked as chief medical officer at "Ferme Sainte-Anne". Soon afterwards he was assigned as a physician to the Bicêtre Hospital. In 1858 he published an important, comprehensive monograph dealing with prepartum and postpartum psychiatric disorders titled "Traité de la folie des femmes enceintes, des nouvelles accouchées et des nourrices, et considérations médico-légales qui se rattachent à ce sujet"; the "Société Marcé Francophone", a French association for the study of perinatal and puerperal psychiatry, is named in his honour.

In 1860 he issued an early work on anorexia nervosa titled "Note sur une forme de délire hypocondriaque consécutive aux dyspepsies et caractérisée principalement par le refus d'aliments". Here he provided the first psychological accounts of individuals suffering from anorexia nervosa in regards to obstinate behavioral characteristics. Neurologist Albert Pitres credited Marcé for providing the first description for agraphia, based on a paper issued by Marcé in 1860. History of anorexia nervosa Psychiatrie Histoire