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W. H. Auden

Wystan Hugh Auden was a British-American poet. Auden's poetry was noted for its stylistic and technical achievement, its engagement with politics, morals and religion, its variety in tone and content, he is best known poems about love such as "Funeral Blues". He was born in York, grew up near Birmingham in a professional middle-class family, he studied English at Christ Church, Oxford. After a few months in Berlin in 1928–29, he spent five years teaching in British public schools travelled to Iceland and China in order to write books about his journeys. In 1939 he moved to the United States and became an American citizen in 1946, retaining his British citizenship, he taught from 1941 to 1945 in American universities, followed by occasional visiting professorships in the 1950s. From 1947 to 1957 he summered in Ischia, he came to wide public attention with his first book Poems at the age of twenty-three in 1930. Three plays written in collaboration with Christopher Isherwood between 1935 and 1938 built his reputation as a left-wing political writer.

Auden moved to the United States to escape this reputation, his work in the 1940s, including the long poems "For the Time Being" and "The Sea and the Mirror", focused on religious themes. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his 1947 long poem The Age of Anxiety, the title of which became a popular phrase describing the modern era. From 1956 to 1961 he was Professor of Poetry at Oxford. Auden and Isherwood maintained a lasting but intermittent sexual friendship from around 1927 to 1939, while both had briefer but more intense relations with other men. In 1939, Auden fell in love with Chester Kallman and regarded their relationship as a marriage, but this ended in 1941 when Kallman refused to accept the faithful relations that Auden demanded. However, the two maintained their friendship, from 1947 until Auden's death they lived in the same house or apartment in a non-sexual relationship collaborating on opera libretti such as that of The Rake's Progress, to music by Igor Stravinsky. Auden was a prolific writer of prose essays and reviews on literary, political and religious subjects, he worked at various times on documentary films, poetic plays, other forms of performance.

Throughout his career he was both controversial and influential, critical views on his work ranged from dismissive—treating him as a lesser figure than W. B. Yeats and T. S. Eliot—to affirmative, as in Joseph Brodsky's statement that he had "the greatest mind of the twentieth century". After his death, his poems became known to a much wider public than during his lifetime through films and popular media. Auden was born in York, England, to George Augustus Auden, a physician, Constance Rosalie Auden, who had trained as a missionary nurse, he was the third of three sons. The Audens were minor gentry with a strong clerical tradition of Rowley Regis of Horninglow, Staffordshire. Auden, whose grandfathers were both Church of England clergymen, grew up in an Anglo-Catholic household that followed a "High" form of Anglicanism, with doctrine and ritual resembling those of Roman Catholicism, he traced his love of music and language to the church services of his childhood. He believed he was of Icelandic descent, his lifelong fascination with Icelandic legends and Old Norse sagas is evident in his work.

His family moved to Homer Road in Solihull, near Birmingham, in 1908, where his father had been appointed the School Medical Officer and Lecturer of Public Health. Auden's lifelong psychoanalytic interests began in his father's library. From the age of eight he attended boarding schools, his visits to the Pennine landscape and its declining lead-mining industry figure in many of his poems. Until he was fifteen he expected to become a mining engineer, but his passion for words had begun, he wrote later: "words so excite me that a pornographic story, for example, excites me sexually more than a living person can do." Auden attended St Edmund's School, Surrey, where he met Christopher Isherwood famous in his own right as a novelist. At thirteen he went to Gresham's School in Norfolk. Soon after, he "discover that he lost his faith". In school productions of Shakespeare, he played Katherina in The Taming of the Shrew in 1922, Caliban in The Tempest in 1925, his last year at Gresham's, his first published poems appeared in the school magazine in 1923.

Auden wrote a chapter on Gresham's for Graham Greene's The Old School: Essays by Divers Hands. In 1925 he went

William J. Casey (Massachusetts politician)

William Joseph Casey was an American politician, a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Sheriff of Essex County, Massachusetts. Casey was born on June 1905 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, he attended parochial schools in Lawrence. Outside politics Casey worked as an industrial foreman. Casey served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1939 to 1941 and again 1943 to 1949. In 1949 Casey was elected Alderman and Commissioner of Public Safety over incumbent Louis J. Scanlon 19,677 votes to 19,551. In 1951 he defeated Scanlon for reelection 19,554 to 17,443. Casey returned to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1957. While in the House, Casey supported legislation to give the Mayor of Boston more control over the Boston Police Department and to construction roads that would provide Lawrence with access to I-93 and I-495. In 1964, Casey was appointed Sheriff of Essex County by Governor Endicott Peabody to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Earl Wells. On June 4, 1964, the Massachusetts Governor's Council confirmed his appointed 7 to 0 and he was sworn in by Peabody that same day.

After taking office, nineteen of the department's deputies and court officers walked-out in support of Special Sheriff Roger E. Wells, passed over in favor of Casey. Casey was able to keep the county's courts running by temporarily replacing the resigning deputies with deputies sent over from Middlesex County. Wells defeated Casey in the special election to fill his father's unexpired term, 136,860 votes to 135,185. Casey challenged Wells in 1968, but lost 159,438 votes to 108,323. Casey died on October 15, 1992

Rose Valland

Rose Antonia Maria Valland was a French art historian, member of the French Resistance, captain in the French military, one of the most decorated women in French history. She secretly recorded details of the Nazi plundering of National French and private Jewish-owned art from France. Valland was born in the daughter of a blacksmith. Like many gifted pupils from humble backgrounds, she received a scholarship to an école normale, a teacher school, she graduated with the plan of becoming an art teacher. She studied art at the École nationale des beaux-arts de Lyon, graduating in 1922. Valland topped the competitive exam for art teacher training and underwent two years of training at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris, graduating in 1925. Afterward, she became a high school drawing teacher, but began to study art history at the École du Louvre and the University of Paris, she graduated in 1933 with a special diploma from the École du Louvre, engaged in graduate studies at the Collège de France.

In 1932, Valland became a volunteer assistant curator at the Jeu de Paume Museum. In 1941, during World War II, Valland was put in paid service and became the overseer of the Jeu de Paume Museum at the time of the German occupation of France. Through the "Special Staff for Pictorial Art" of the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg für die besetzten Gebiete, or ERR, the Germans began the systematic looting of artworks from museums and private art collections throughout France, they used the Jeu de Paume Museum as their central storage and sorting depot pending distribution to various persons and places in Germany. While the Nazi plundering was being carried out, Rose Valland began secretly recording as much as possible of the more than 20,000 pieces of art brought to the Jeu de Paume Museum. Valland kept secret from the Germans the fact. In fact, she never formally studied the language, but some trips in Germany in the 1920s and 1930s had helped her to get a good grasp of a widely used scholarly language.

Valland would converse with truck drivers employed by the Germans, she was thus able to learn about artwork being ransacked and taken directly to the railway stations. Valland informed Jacques Jaujard, the Director of the Musėes Nationaux, about the status of Nazi art looting. In addition, for four years she kept track of where and to whom in Germany the artworks were shipped and risked her life to provide information to the French Resistance about railroad shipments of art so that they would not mistakenly blow up the trains loaded with France's priceless treasures; the museum was visited by high-ranking Nazi officials, Valland was there when Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring came on 3 May 1941 to select some of the stolen paintings for his own private collection. On 1 August 1944, a few weeks before the Liberation of Paris on 25 August 1944 Valland learned that Baron Kurt von Behr, the head of the ERR in France was planning to remove to Germany as much artwork as he could including many of the modern paintings which they had hitherto neglected.

Valland learnt that the trucks which had collected the artworks were heading to the Aubervilliers train station on the outskirts of Paris. By the 2 August 1944, 148 crates of paintings containing in total 967 paintings, including works by Braque, Degas, Gauguin, Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec and Urtillo had been loaded on five goods wagons waiting to be hooked up to another 48 goods wagons containing confiscated furniture and personal possessions of deported citizens; these other goods wagons hadn’t yet been loaded which meant the train never left the station on schedule. Valland was able to give a copy of the Nazi shipment order to Jaujard, which listed the train and goods wagon numbers, the contents of each crate and the destination of each goods wagon This information Jaujard passed on to the Resistance. By the 10 August, the train was ready to depart but by the French railway workers were on strike. However, two days the tracks were cleared and being delayed by higher priority trains carrying fleeing Germans and their personal possessions the train which had the designation 40044 departed hauling a total of 53 wagons.

The overloaded train reached Le Bourget. By the time the Germans had fixed the problem 48 hours the French Resistance had derailed two trains which blocked the tracks up ahead leaving the train stranded at Aulany-sous-Bois. Following the arrival of the Second Armored Division of the French Army in Paris a small detachment under the command of lieutenant André Rosenberg (the son of exiled art dealer Paul Rosenberg was sent on the 27 August to check out and secure the train. After ejecting some old German soldiers who were escorting the shipment they opened up some of the crates and found many paintings which Rosenberg had last seen hanging on the walls of his family’s apartment in Paris. Finding two crates pillaged and an entire collection of silvers missing it was arranged for 36 crates to be sent to the Louvre for safekeeping; however to Valland’s frustration it was another two months before the remainder of the crates were removed from the train and transferred to a secure location. Following the liberation of Paris by the Allied Forces, Valland because she had been employed at Jeu de Paume was arrested as a suspected Nazi collaborationist.

She was soon released once her conduct had been

Driving in Slovenia

Driving in Slovenia can be performed by licensed individuals over the age of 18. Vehicles drive on the right side of the road in Slovenia; the speed limits in Slovenia are 50 km/h in built up areas, 90 km/h outside built up areas, 110 km/h on dual carriageways and 130 km/h on motorways. Buses have right of way at all times. All vehicles must use headlamps at all times. In accordance with an amendment to the Public Roads Act, approved by the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia at the end of April 2008, use of toll stickers is obligatory for all vehicles with a permissible maximum weight of 3,500 kg on motorways and expressways in Slovenia as of 1 July 2008; the toll-collection system with stickers was introduced with the aim of improving traffic flow and reducing exhaust emissions. With the introduction of the toll-collection system with stickers in the second half of 2008, only half-year stickers were sold, annual stickers for 2009 were made available at the beginning of December 2008.

From 1 July 2008 onwards, purchase of a sticker is obligatory for use of a toll road with a vehicle whose permissible maximum weight does not exceed 3,500 kg, regardless of the maximum weight of a trailer. The toll stickers have been criticized by the European Commission and various automobile clubs from Central and Southern Europe, spawning numerous guides on how to avoid highways, causing heavy traffic damaging the roadway on secondary roads, it is worth noting that the main protesters were Austrian, yet Austria has had a toll-sticker system in place for many years. On 28 January 2010, after short-term toll stickers were introduced by Slovenia and some other changes were made to the Slovenian toll-sticker system, the European Commission concluded that the toll-sticker system is in accordance with European law. Yellow spaces may not be used. Blue spaces are for use for a limited amount of time up to 15 minutes. White spaces may be used by anybody free of charge if the traffic sign does not instruct to pay the fee in the nearby parking meter.

The minimum age for driving in Slovenia is 18. Documentation must be carried at all times, as it can be requested by the police or by municipal wardens; the use of mobile phones whilst driving is banned. Drink-driving is not an option: the blood-alcohol limit is 0.05 mg per 100ml and penalties are severe. Snow-tyres or chains must be used in snowy conditions. Drive Safe Slovenian Driving Community

Daisy Duke

Daisy Duke is a fictional character, played by Catherine Bach, from the American television series The Dukes of Hazzard. She is the cousin of Bo and Luke, the main protagonists of the show, the three live on a farm on the outskirts of Hazzard County with their Uncle Jesse. Although never mentioned in the series itself, some press material for the show suggests that Daisy's parents, along with Bo and Luke's, were killed in a car accident. Daisy becomes involved in the Dukes' car chases in her Plymouth Road Runner or, from the mid-second season onwards and more famously, in her Jeep. Daisy works as a waitress at the Boar's Nest, the local tavern owned by Boss Hogg, the main meeting place in Hazzard, she aspires to be both a singer-songwriter and a journalist. "She drives like Richard Petty, shoots like Annie Oakley, knows the words to all of Dolly Parton's songs." Daisy Duke is a well-meaning though sometimes naive scantily dressed rogue Southern belle. As with her cousins Bo and Luke Duke, Daisy has a habit of landing herself/her family in trouble, though always believes in doing the right thing when helping others in need.

Despite her appearance as being somewhat naive, Daisy is a outgoing person and can be quite feisty on occasion, who can more than hold her own when the chips are down, displays on a number of occasions that she can turn her skills to any problem at hand. For instance, during one adventure with a stolen armored personnel carrier, Daisy is able to fire its main gun while the vehicle is in motion with any instruction from her Vietnam War veteran cousin, Uncle Jesse cheerfully decorates her as "Sharpshooter of the Week" for the feat, she displays horse riding and numerous other skills in various episodes. In addition to fending off intoxicated would-be suitors at The Boar's Nest, she finds herself caught up in the ongoing war between Boss Hogg and her family, the Duke clan, her job at Boss's tavern gives her the opportunity to eavesdrop on private conversations between Boss, Sheriff Rosco and various cohorts discovering important information that she can pass on to Uncle Jesse and the Duke boys.

Her continued employment at the Boar's Nest in spite of her obvious loyalty to her family is a sign of her status and popularity in Hazzard County, a corresponding lack of intelligence on Boss Hogg's part. Boss does in fact fire her on a few occasions, but by various story twists, always ends up re-hiring her by the end of the episode; as with her cousins, Daisy never finds a long-lasting beau of her own over the course of the series, though Deputy Enos Strate has a long-running crush on her that spans the life of the series. This crush is unrequited, although Daisy is aware of it and displays genuine care and concern for the likeable Enos. In the penultimate episode of the show's run, "Enos and Daisy's Wedding," the pair plan to hastily get married as a way to avoid Daisy having to testify against Enos, though the situation is resolved before the wedding takes place. In his recurring appearances during the show, Boss Hogg's nephew Hughie displays a romantic interest in Daisy, although Daisy loathes the idea, there is a vague hint of a possible previous romantic falling-out between the pair.

The fourth season opening episode, "Mrs. Daisy Hogg," sees Daisy falling in love and planning to marry another one of Boss's nephews, Jaimie Lee Hogg, although before the wedding she realises he is a villain and the marriage is called off. In the second-season episode "Duke of Duke," Daisy becomes attracted to a visiting English Duke claiming to be a distant relation of the Duke clan. In the 1997 reunion movie, she is said to have left Hazzard to get married at some point after the original series, but is subsequently divorced. After her marriage ended, she was pursuing a graduate degree at Duke University, upon her return to Hazzard agrees to marry Enos Strate, who reveals he had been writing weekly love letters to Daisy for many years, but backs out at the last minute due to both the sudden reappearance of her ex-husband, for fear of another debacle like her first marriage. Daisy's first car in the series is a yellow 1974 Plymouth Road Runner with a black stripe along the sides and over the roof.

Although the car was intended to be a Plymouth Road Runner appearances in the second season used a 1971 Plymouth Satellite with a matching "Road Runner" stripe running along the sides and over the roof. The car meets its demise when the accelerator sticks while Bo and Luke are driving it during a chase in the second-season episode "The Runaway," sending it over a cliff; because the episodes were broadcast in a different order to that in which they were filmed, the Plymouth makes several reappearances after its supposed destruction (additionally, after the Plymouth has been destroyed on-screen, several models of the car appear in various episodes with different paint jobs, serving as other vehicles within the context of th

Indian Journal of Anaesthesia

The Indian Journal of Anaesthesia is a peer-reviewed open-access medical journal published by Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists. It covers anaesthesiology, critical care medicine and palliative care, disaster management, trauma and emergency medicine; the journal is abstracted and indexed in: Chemical Abstracts, CINAHL, EBSCO Publishing's Databases, Excerpta Medica/EMBASE, Expanded Academic ASAP, Health & Wellness Research Center, Health Reference Center Academic, IndMed, ProQuest, Pubmed Central, SafetyLit, Scopus, SIIC databases, Tropical Diseases Bulletin, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory. Open access in India Official website