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W. W. Norton & Company

W. W. Norton & Company is an American publishing company based in New York City, it has been owned wholly by its employees since the early 1960s. The company is known for its Norton Anthologies and its texts in the Norton Critical Editions series, both of which are assigned in university literature courses; the roots of the company date back to 1923, when William Warder Norton founded the firm with his wife Mary Dows Herter Norton, became its first president. In the 1960s, Mary Norton offered most of her stock to its leading managers. Storer D. Lunt took over in 1945 after Norton's death, was succeeded by George Brockway, Donald S. Lamm, W. Drake McFeely, Julia A. Reidhead. Reidhead was vice president and publishing director of Norton's College division and a former editor of the Norton Anthologies. W. W. Norton & Company is an employee-owned publisher in the United States, which publishes fiction, poetry, college textbooks, art books, professional books. Norton Anthologies collect canonical works from various literatures.

Norton Anthologies offer general headnotes on each author, a general introduction to each period of literature, annotations for every anthologized text. Like Oxford World's Classics and Penguin Classics, Norton Critical Editions provide reprints of classic literature and in some cases, classic non-fiction works. However, unlike most critical editions, all Norton Critical Editions provide a selection of contextual documents, critical essays along with an edited text. Annotations to the text are provided as footnotes, rather than endnotes as well. Oxford World's Classics Verso Book's Radical Thinkers Albatross Publishing House Boni & Liveright Official website Making the Cut - Chronicle of Higher Education

Siobhan Marsden

Siobhan Marsden is a fictional character from the British ITV soap opera, played by Abigail Fisher. She made her first appearance on 10 March 2003, before departing the following year on 7 September 2004. Siobhan was introduced in March 2003 alongside the Marsden family. In September 2003, the serial's producer Steve Frost announced that he would be writing out the majority of the family. However, he said that her on-screen husband Paul Marsden remain in the series. Frost told a reporter from Inside Soap that "Paul and Siobhan Marsden will be staying and facing some trying times". After arriving in town, Siobhan soon found a job as a nurse, although she clashed with locals, most notably when Victoria Sugden faked an illness; when Victoria became sick, Siobhan didn't believe her, causing a clash with Jack Sugden. When Paul's family left the village in December 2003, the couple moved into Victoria Cottage. In July 2004, married life ended in a horrific manner. Siobhan's husband, Paul went to fix the gutters on a roof with Carl King.

Carl playfully tossed him some tools. Carl and Paul had only made up after a fight, Carl was terrified people would think he'd deliberately killed Paul. Carl called his brothers Jimmy King and Matthew King and they moved Paul's body to his garden. After returning home from the pub with best mate Chloe Atkinson, Siobhan found Paul's body, cradling him in her arms. Siobhan had no desire to stay in the village, Matthew, happy to get rid of her as soon as possible, bought Victoria Cottage. Days before her departure, Siobhan learned she was pregnant—a bittersweet irony, as Paul had wanted nothing more than to be a father. Siobhan considered staying in the village, she left a few days never knowing the true circumstances of her husband's death. Lorna Cooper of MSN TV listed Siobhan of one of Soap Opera's "forgotten characters" and noted that during her time in the serial she managed to clash with all of the locals

Need (novel series)

Need is a series of young adult urban fantasy novels by American author Carrie Jones, beginning with the inaugural entry of the same name. The focus of the story is a teenage girl named Zara, who joins a struggle against a society of malicious pixies; as the books progress, Zara encounters a series of personal challenges, bonds with new friends and romantic interests. The series follows Zara White, a strong-willed girl, prone to helping others. Following the death of her stepfather, she is sent to live with her step-grandmother in Maine as part of her recovery. Zara discovers that her new town is home to a slew of vicious pixies, headed by a king, becomes a prominent figure in the opposition. Amidst the conflict, she meets several new friends and allies, including a paranormal romantic interest named Nick. Author Carrie Jones has claimed that she was inspired to write the story upon seeing a peculiarly dressed person at a fair, after which she began to envision certain images and scenarios within the tale.

The author was interested in writing about pixies, believing them to be a unexplored subject in folklore. An audio book for the first novel began production in 2009, with actress Julia Whelan providing the voice of Zara. In a 2010 interview with The Hiding Spot, Jones stated that the series would run for at least four books, that she had researched Norse mythology and pixie mythology while developing the second novel, Captivate. During a 2009 interview, Jones discussed her motivations in creating and developing the character of Zara. According to the author, many of the male characters were inspired by actual people in her life, which facilitated her efforts to make them three-dimensional. Zara Zara is a strong-willed girl with a tendency to help others, she and takes note of various phobias which she discovers around her. At the beginning of the story, she moves to Maine to live with her grandmother while recovering from the loss of her stepfather, she states that before coming to Maine, she wouldn't have cared if she had died.

Soon afterward, she meets several new friends, learns of a struggle against violent pixies within her town. Zara is most notable for her various quirks, such as being half pixie, wearing vintage band concert t-shirt the vast majority of the time and jeans with holes and peace signs, her short stature and running ability, her unusual name, which means'princess'. Nick A boy who Zara meets upon moving, Nick is a werewolf who becomes engaged in the struggle against the pixies, he is something of a loner, but shares a romantic relationship and a close bond with Zara amidst the conflict. Despite his slight loner nature, he to a different degree than Zara, he is described as attractive. His father is a shifter but it is revealed in "Captivate" that Nick's parents are dead, he has a major temper and an more major tendency to do reckless things in order to save others. Grandma Betty Betty is the family member, she possesses an unusual array of talents for her age, supports those who oppose the pixies. She is a "were" who can turn into a tiger.

She is the town paramedic, so is being called away in a medical state of emergency. She is a terrible cook, she wears plaid flanell shirts, despite being a grandmother. Despite these various quirks, she is a strong grandmother to Zara. Isabelle A friend of Zara's, Issie is a cheerful presence within the story, she is known at school as the "hyper girl", Zara thinks she's childishly cute. She has wild brownish hair, a bright style, she has a love of bunny rabbits. She has a romantic interest in her friend Devyn. While being a human without any notable abilities, she provides aid to all of her friends in the fight against the pixies. Devyn A brainy boy who researches the pixies, Devyn provides the group with intellectual assistance. Devyn like Nick, is part were, is capable of transforming into an eagle, he was paralyzed from the waist. But because of a were's healing abilities, he recovers rather from the injury, he and Issie are suggested to have romantic feelings for each other. Astley Astley is a pixie king, romantic interest of Zara's, with ambiguous intentions.

It is revealed that he wishes to make Zara his queen. He is Zara's best friend. Cassidy Introduced in the second book, Cassidy is an elf/human hybrid who possesses an ability to see the future, her bond with Devyn makes Issie jealous. However, she becomes a close friend of Issie's, bonds with the others as well. Ian Ian is the once innocent friend of Zara. Ian is killed by Betty for attempting to turn Zara to the pixie side; the Compulsive Reader called Need an "imaginative and smart paranormal read," labeling Zara "a clever and likable character with backbone." The article went on to praise the supporting cast, as well as Jones' style, claiming that the author "writes with wonderful clarity, making for some super-creepy scenes." Manga Maniac Cafe, which interviewed Jones, stated that Need "has a little bit of everything, it manages to blend all of these wonderful elements together in a reading experience that makes you remember why you starting reading in the first place." The review called the book's narrative "firm and steady and unyielding, driving events from one crescendo of excitement to the next."

In a review for, author Chris Stanley-Dillman applauded the novel for its "nail-biting action and heart-pounding romance," and lauded Jones for having "cleverly planned a prolific plot, building suspense and conflict, revealing many hidden surprises an

Iset (daughter of Amenhotep III)

Iset or Aset was a Princess of Egypt. Iset was one of the daughters of Ancient Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III of the 18th dynasty and his Great Royal Wife Tiye, she was a sister of Akhenaten. Iset's other brother was Crown Prince Thutmose I, her name is the original Egyptian version of the name Isis. It is she was the royal couple's second daughter, she became her father's wife in Year 34 of Amenhotep's reign, around Amenhotep's second sed festival. She appears in the temple at Soleb with her parents and her sister Henuttaneb, on a carnelian plaque with Henuttaneb, before their parents. A box found in Gurob and a pair of kohl-tubes belong to her. After the death of her father she is not mentioned again

Second Lee Hsien Loong Cabinet

The Second Cabinet of Lee Hsien Loong of the Government of Singapore was sworn into office on 30 May 2006, following the general election on 6 May for the 11th Parliament. As was the case the Cabinet was made up of Members of Parliament from the ruling People's Action Party. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made few changes in his administration. In the only change at the ministerial level, Raymond Lim was promoted to be the Minister for Transport replacing Yeo Cheow Tong. Five new faces were sworn into political office, namely Lui Tuck Yew, Lee Yi Shyan, Grace Fu, Teo Ser Luck and Masagos Zulkifli, they hold the roles of Minister of Parliamentary secretaries in political office. Minister for Education Tharman Shanmugaratnam was given another role as Second Minister for Finance. Transport Minister Raymond Lim relinquished his roles as Second Minister for Finance and Minister in the Prime Minister's Office. Minister for Community Development and Sports Vivian Balakrishnan had a second post as Second Minister for Information and the Arts as he relinquished his Second Minister for Trade and Industry portfolio.

Senior Minister of State Balaji Sadasivan relinquished his position as Senior Minister of State for Ministry of Health for the Foreign Affairs Ministry. However, he continued as Senior Minister for State for the MICA. Heng Chee. Zainul Abidin Rasheed was appointed Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Koo Tsai Kee Minister of State for Defence. Re-elected MPs, namely S Iswaran, Amy Khor and Zainudin Nordin, took political office as well; the Cabinet of Singapore 2006 consisted of the following persons: The names in bold are the surnames of Chinese persons, the personal names of Indian and Malay persons. As of 1 August 2006, the following Members of Parliament were appointed as Ministers of State and Parliamentary Secretaries: A Cabinet reshuffle took place effective as of April 2009. Professor S. Jayakumar relinquished his post of Deputy Prime Minister, was replaced by Teo Chee Hean. Gan Kim Yong was appointed Minister for Manpower after a year as Acting Minister, Lim Hwee Hua took up the post of Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, becoming the first woman in Singapore to become a full minister.

As of 1 April 2009, the Cabinet of Singapore consisted of the following persons: The names in bold are the surnames of Chinese persons, the personal names of Indian and Malay persons. As of 1 April 2009, the following Members of Parliament were appointed as Ministers of State and Parliamentary Secretaries: The names in bold are the surnames of Chinese persons, the personal names of Indian and Malay persons. There are five Community Development Councils appointed by the board of management of the People's Association for districts in Singapore, the Central Singapore CDC, North East CDC, North West CDC, South East CDC and South West CDC. Where the number of residents in a district is not less than 150,000, the PA's board of management is empowered to designate the Chairman of a CDC to be the Mayor for the district that the CDC is appointed for; as it is the practice for MPs to be appointed as Chairmen of CDCs, these MPs have been designated as Mayors. As of 1 April 2009, the Mayors were: The names in bold are the surnames of Chinese persons, the personal names of Indian and Malay persons.

In October 2010, a further "minor adjustment" was announced. Senior Minister S. Jayakumar relinquished his post of Co-ordinating Minister for National Security, taken up by Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng. In turn, Wong gave up his Home Affairs portfolio in favour of Minister for Law K. Shanmugam. Lui Tuck Yew was promoted to full minister in the Ministry of Information and the Arts. Thus, as of 1 November 2010, the Cabinet of Singapore consisted of the persons listed in the table below; the names in bold are the surnames of Chinese persons, the personal names of Indian and Malay persons. As of 1 November 2010, the following Members of Parliament were appointed as Ministers of State and Parliamentary Secretaries: The names in bold are the surnames of Chinese persons, the personal names of Indian and Malay persons

Voiceless retroflex affricate

The voiceless retroflex sibilant affricate is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ʈ͡ʂ⟩, sometimes simplified to ⟨tʂ⟩, the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is ⟨ts`⟩; the affricate occurs in a number of languages: Asturian: Speakers of the western dialects of this language use it instead of the voiced palatal fricative, writing ḷḷ instead of ll. Slavic languages: Polish, Old Czech, Serbo-Croatian. A number of Northwest Caucasian languages have retroflex affricates that contrast in secondary articulations like labialization. Mandarin and other Sinitic languages. Features of the voiceless retroflex affricate: Its manner of articulation is sibilant affricate, which means it is produced by first stopping the air flow then directing it with the tongue to the sharp edge of the teeth, causing high-frequency turbulence, its place of articulation is retroflex, which prototypically means it is articulated subapical, but more it means that it is postalveolar without being palatalized.

That is, besides the prototypical subapical articulation, the tongue contact can be apical or laminal. Its phonation is voiceless. In some languages the vocal cords are separated, so it is always voiceless, it is an oral consonant. It is a central consonant, which means it is produced by directing the airstream along the center of the tongue, rather than to the sides; the airstream mechanism is pulmonic, which means it is articulated by pushing air with the lungs and diaphragm, as in most sounds. Index of phonetics articles List of languages with on PHOIBLE