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In Greek mythology, Zelus or Zelos was the daimon that personifies dedication, eager rivalry, envy and zeal. The English word "zeal" is derived from his name. Zelus was the son of the Titan Pallas and the Oceanid Styx and thus, brother to Nike and Bia. Zelus together with his siblings were winged enforcers who stood in attendance at Zeus' throne and formed part of his retinue. "And Styx the daughter of Okeanos was joined to Pallas and bare Zelos and trim-ankled Nike in the house. She brought forth Kratos and Bia, wonderful children; these have no house apart from Zeus, nor any dwelling nor path except that wherein God leads them, but they dwell always with Zeus the loud-thunderer. For so did Styx the deathless daughter of Okeanos plan on that day when the Olympian Lightener called all the deathless gods to great Olympos, said that whosoever of the gods would fight with him against the Titanes, he would not cast him out from his rights, but each should have the office which he had before amongst the deathless gods.

And he declared that he, without office and rights as is just. So deathless Styx came first to Olympos with her children through the wit of her dear father, and Zeus honoured her, gave her great gifts, for her he appointed to be the great oath of the gods, her children to live with him always. And as he promised, so he performed unto them all." "Nike, Kratos and Bia were born to Pallas and Styx. Zeus instituted and oath to be sworn by the waters of Styx that flowed from a rock in Haides' realm, an honor granted in return for the help she and her children gave him against the Titanes." Zelus Roman name was Invidia, which, in Latin, meant "to look against in a hostile manner". Because of its relation to Zelus, his Roman form was sometimes associated with the seven deadly sins. "From Pallas the giant and Styx: Scylla, Invidia, Victoria." "Among the men of the fifth age... There will be no favour for the just or for the good. Strength will be right and reverence will cease to be. Envy, foul-mouthed, delighting in evil, with scowling face, will go along with wretched men one and all.

And Aidos and Nemesis, with their sweet forms wrapped in white robes, will go from the wide-pathed earth and forsake mankind to join the company of the deathless gods: and bitter sorrows will be left for mortal men, there will be no help against evil." "O father Zeus, how fierce a heart hath Zelos! Him hast thou made, O lord, mightier than nature to behold and has given him the bitter force of fire, in his right hand hast vouchsafed to him to wear a sword of adamant, he preserves not, when he comes, dear children to their loving parents, he knows nor comrade nor kin nor cousin, when he intervenes grievous and unspeakable. He in former times arrayed against their own children heroes themselves and hobble heroines." Zelos may have been identified with Agon, the personification of competition, was connected with Eris. He was sometimes associated with the daimon of romantic jealousy. Hesiod, Theogony from The Homeric Hymns and Homerica with an English Translation by Hugh G. Evelyn-White, Cambridge, MA.

Harvard University Press. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Greek text available from the same website. Hesiod and Days from The Homeric Hymns and Homerica with an English Translation by Hugh G. Evelyn-White, Cambridge, MA. Harvard University Press. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Greek text available from the same website. Gaius Julius Hyginus, Fabulae from The Myths of Hyginus translated and edited by Mary Grant. University of Kansas Publications in Humanistic Studies. Online version at the Topos Text Project. Pseudo-Apollodorus, The Library with an English Translation by Sir James George Frazer, F. B. A. F. R. S. in 2 Volumes, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Greek text available from the same website

Silicon Systems

Silicon Systems Inc. was an American semiconductor company based in Tustin, California. The company manufactured mixed-signal integrated circuits and semiconductors for telecommunications and data storage. Silicon Systems was founded and incorporated in California on May 17, 1972 by Gene B. Potter, Ronald H. Reeder, William E. Drobish. SSi grew to 146 employees and $10.5 million in revenue in 1980. Its initial public offering was on January 29, 1981; the company became a supplier of integrated circuits for computer disk drives, touch-tone receivers, vehicle loop detectors, other applications from garage door openers to descrambling satellite broadcast signals. The company was acquired by TDK Corporation in on May 15, 1989 for $200M; the company grew to an annual revenue of $400 million as of 1996. It owned wafer fabrication plants in Tustin and Santa Cruz, California, an assembly and test facility in Singapore, design facilities in San Jose and Grass Valley, California. In 1996, Texas Instruments acquired the storage products portion of SSi in a deal worth $575 million.

TDK retained the communications products business as TDK Semiconductor Corporation. In 2005, TSC was renamed Teridian Semiconductor. In 2010, Teridian was purchased by Maxim Integrated Products for $315M in cash; the founders of Silicon Systems came from Scientific Data Systems. MicroSim Corporation spun off from Silicon Systems in 1984. In 1998 MicroSim was acquired by OrCAD Systems Corporation. Silicon Systems Inc. had no relation to another and more recent company named SiliconSystems, Inc., founded in 2003, made solid-state drives, was acquired by Western Digital. Source: 256-bit and 1024-bit ECL RAM for Signetics bipolar test chip for Scientific Micro systems Interface Vector Byte for Scientific Micro systems SMS300 microcontroller series which became the Signetics 8X300 second source Transistor–transistor logic designs for Advanced Micro Devices8-bit addressable latch 8-bit parallel output shift register synchronous 4-bit up/down counter8288 bus controller for Intel digital loop detector for Indicator Controls Corporationthe first integrated traffic detector the first chip checked with SSi's proprietary rules checking software5 chips for Hughes Aircraft Company, Culver City digital video processor for Hughes Aircraft Company, Canoga Park S14001A speech synthesis chip for the Speech+ Calculator of Telesensory Systems video editing time code generator for EECO, Inc. output interface chip for Telesensory Systems Opticon reader for the blind garage door opener digital transmitter and receiver chips for Linear Corporation VLA1 and VLA2 correlator chips for Very Large Array of the National Radio Observatory barricade flasher controller chip for Royal Industries, Inc.

DC011 and DC012 integrated electronics for Digital Equipment Corporation VT100 computer terminal digital loop detector for Detector Systems, Inc. SC-01 speech synthesis chip implementing vocal tract model for Votrax Division of Federal Screw Works SSi 101 servo preamplifier for hard disk drives SSi 104/105 4 channel read/write head interface for hard disk drives SSi 201 Dual-tone multi-frequency signaling DTMF receiver for telephonythe first integrated DTMF receiver implemented with switched capacitor filters Early employees of Silicon Systems included: February 1973 to December 1976: 2913 Daimler St. Santa Ana, CA December 1976 to April 1979: 16692 Hale Ave. Irvine, CA October 1977 to April 1979: Gary Ave. Irvine, CA - Design Engineering and Personnel May 1978 to April 1979: 16832 Red Hill Ave. Irvine, CA - Advanced Development April 1979 onward: 14351 Myford Rd. Tustin, CA COMPANY NEWS.

Wormwood: Curious Stories from the Bible

Wormwood: Curious Stories from the Bible is a concept album released in 1998 by avant-garde musicians The Residents. The album's purpose is to retell some of the more "curious" stories in the Bible, not to condemn the stories, but to give a greater understanding to them. "In the Beginning" - is about the creation of the Earth and is instrumental. "Fire Fall" - is about Lot watching his wife turn to salt. "They Are the Meat" - is about Ezekiel's visions whilst he is forced to eat only bread and sleep on his side. "Melancholy Clumps" - is about Noah building the Ark. "How to Get a Head" - tells us the tale of Salome requesting the head of John the Baptist. "Cain and Abel" - tells us the story of the jealous Cain killing his brother. "Mr. Misery" - is about his suffering. "Tent Peg in the Temple" - is about the killing of Sisera. "God's Magic Finger" - is about the story of King Belshazzar. "Spilling the Seed" - is about the story of Onan. "Dinah and the Unclean Skin" - is about the story of Dinah. "Bathsheba Bathes" - is about King Bathsheba.

"Bridegroom of Blood" - is about Moses being attacked by God and the wife of Moses intervening by performing circumcision on their baby. "Hanging by His Hair" - tells us the story of his death. "The Seven Ugly Cows" - is about his visions. "Burn, Baby Burn" - tells us the story of Jephthah sacrificing his daughter. "KILL HIM!" - is the story of God telling Abraham to sacrifice his son and gives us an insight into his possible thoughts. "I Hate Heaven" - is based on the Song of Solomon. "Judas Saves" - is told from the point of view of Judas Iscariot. This song proposes that Judas's betrayal of Jesus was necessary so that people could have their sins forgiven, it proposes that Judas had been told by God to do so. "Revelation" - is an instrumental inspired by the Book of Revelation, chapters 4-22

Elisângela Oliveira

Elisângela Almeida de Oliveira is a volleyball player. She participated at the 1999 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Cup, she competed for Brazil at the 2000 Olympic Games. She claimed the gold medal with the Women's National Team at the 1999 Pan American Games, she competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. She was champion of the South American Youth Championship in 1996 and 1999, won three medals at the Grand Prix, won the gold medal at the Pan Winnipeg in 1999, she began her volleyball career at 15 years old. She joined the Brazilian national team in 1996 and won a medal in the South American Youth Championship; the next year she competed in Brazilian Superliga Women's Volleyball, her team finished in eighth place. In 1999 she joined the adult national team; that year her team competed in the BCV CUP. Her team won the bronze medal in the Olympics the following year. Oliveira's team won the bronze medal in the 2000 Olympics, after which she joined another volleyball team. Joining the club was controversial as she was five months pregnant.

On May 17, 2005 her son, was born. Only two months she began training again. Paraná Vôlei Minas Tênis Clube Paraná Vôlei Santeramo Macaé Finasa Osasco Brusque Hisamitsu Springs SESI-SP Brasília Vôlei São Bernardo 2005–06 Brazilian Superliga – "Best Server" 2008–09 Brazilian Superliga – "Best Server" 2010–11 Japanese V-League – "Best Server" UOL profile

Ivaylo Chochev

Ivaylo Lyudmilov Chochev is a Bulgarian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie B side Pescara and the Bulgarian national team. Born in Pleven, Chochev began his career with local club Spartak Pleven, before moving to Chavdar Etropole in 2008. On 16 January 2013, Chochev joined A Group club CSKA Sofia, he made his debut in a 2–0 home win against Chernomorets Burgas on 10 March 2013. Chochev swiftly became a regular starter. During 2013–14 season he established himself as a key member of the team. On 12 February 2014, it was announced that Chochev had signed a new three-year contract and doubled his previous salary. On 11 July 2014, Chochev moved signing a three-year contract. Monaco and Wolfsburg were keen on signing him but were not able to come to an agreement in time. Chochev scored his first goal for Palermo on 8 August, netting the tenth in a 12–0 pre-season friendly win over Calciochiese, he made his Serie A debut on 5 October against Empoli, coming on for the last 18 minutes in place of Franco Vázquez as Palermo lost 1–0 at Stadio Carlo Castellani.

On 19 October, Chochev started for first time. He scored his first Serie A goal on 12 April 2015, in a 3–1 away win over Udinese at Stadio Friuli. A week on 19 April 2015, he scored another two goals against Genoa in a 2–1 home victory, his outstanding performances, both against Udinese and Genoa, saw him being named Man of the Match twice. On 22 June 2015, Chochev signed a new five-year contract. On 25 September 2017, he provided, he scored his first league goal of the season and received the man of the match award in a 2–2 away draw against Pescara on 3 November. He scored a volley from outside the box on 19 May 2018, in the last match of the regular season against Salernitana, in a 0-2 away win. Chochev made his debut with the Under 21 national team during the Under-21 European Championship qualifying category in 2013, he was called up to the senior national team for a friendly against Canada on 23 May 2014. He made his debut with the national team on 8 June 2015 in a 4–0 friendly loss against Turkey.

He made his first start playing the full 90 minutes on 3 September 2015 as Bulgaria lost 0–1 to Norway in Sofia. Chochev scored his first goal with the national team on June 3, 2016 during the 2016 Kirin Cup in a 2–7 defeat to Japan. On 31 August 2017, Chochev scored the winning goal for the 3–2 win over Sweden; as of matches played 10 October 2017. Bulgaria score listed first, score column indicates score after each Chochev goal; as of 2 August 2019 Ivaylo Chochev at Soccerway Player Profile at UEFA

Duncan Coutts

Robert Duncan Coutts is a Canadian musician, best known for being the bassist for Our Lady Peace since 1995. Coutts joined Our Lady Peace on September 23, 1995, replacing Chris Eacrett after the band's debut album Naveed was produced. Before joining Our Lady Peace, he went to Ridley College and studied film at Toronto's Ryerson University, graduating from The University of Western Ontario in 1993, he lived in Saugeen-Maitland Hall at the University of Western Ontario along with fellow Our Lady Peace band member Mike Turner. This resulted in him not joining Our Lady Peace, but waiting until after their debut album, Naveed, he appears as an extra in the music video for the single and was present in the studio during the recording of the album. Among his jobs before joining the band were taxi driving in Whistler, British Columbia, set dresser for the TV show Due South. Along with bass, he can play keyboards and sing back up. Coutts married his longtime girlfriend in October 2000, he became a father when his wife gave birth to twin girls named Chloe and Sophie in August 2003.

Three years his wife gave birth to a son named Simon. He resides in the Toronto neighbourhood of Leaside