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Jessica Holmes (television presenter)

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Jessica Holmes (born November 17, 1976) is an American television personality. She was the co-host of the popular Nickelodeon TV series Slime Time Live . She is currently a morning news anchor of the KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles. Career Jessica Holmes was an intern for Nickelodeon in 1999 when she was approached by a producer in a hallway at the network and was asked if she would like to appear on air. She agreed and six months later she began co-hosting the show Slime Time Live . Slime Time Live ran for 8 seasons between 2000 and 2003. In 2003, Holmes was hired to host Bragging Rights for the OLN cable network (formerly Outdoor Life Network). Bragging Rights was a 13 episode reality television show and Homes served as the host. Following her brief stint on OLN , Holmes decided to relocate to Los Angeles to further her television career. At the time of her move she did not have a new job. Her agent submitted an application for Holmes to appear in a KTLA Morning News competition called "The Audition". " ...more...



List of songs recorded by Kishore Kumar

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This is an alphabetical list of known Hindi songs performed by Kishore Kumar from 1946 til 1987. Over 1500 songs are listed here. He had also sung in several other different languages which are not included here. A "Aa Dekhe Jara" "Aa Gaye Hum Dildar Teri Gali Men" "Aa Ha Haa Naino Ke Who" "Aa Humsafar" "Aa Humsafar Pyar Ki Sej Par" "Aa Ja Pyare Aa Jao" "Aa Ja Tu Aa Ja Aji Na" "Aa Meri Gori Gori Jaan" "Aa Mohabbat Ki Basti Basayenge Hum" "Aa Zara Aaj To Muskura Le" "Aadhi Raat Ko Aankh Khuli" "Aadhi Ye Raat Jale" "Aag Laga Di Pani Mein" "Aage Se Dekho Peechhe Se Dekho" "Aai Aai Rahne Ko" "Aai Ghir Ghir Sawan Ke" "Aai Khuda Har Faisla" "Aaiye Aap Ko Main" "Aaiye Shauk Se Kahiye" "Aaj Bhadakti Aag Hai Dil Men" "Aaj Hum Tum Donon Chup Rahenge" "Aaj Jama Hain Kunj Gali Men" "Aaj Ka Din" "Aaj Ka Ye Din Kal Ban Jaayega" "Aaj Kahin Na Ja" "Aaj Madhosh Hua Jaye Re" "Aaj Mujhe Kuchh Kehna Hai" "Aaj Na Chhodenge" "Aaj Na Jane Pagal Manwa" "Aaj Paheli Tarikh Hai" "Aaj Pyare Pyare Se Lagte Hai Aap" "Aaj Rapat Jaayen To" ...more...



Turkish television drama

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Turkish television series ( Turkish : televizyon dizileri ) are wildly popular both in Turkey and internationally, and place among the country's most well known economic and cultural exports. Turkey is the world's fastest TV series exporter and the second biggest exporter of TV series after the U.S. Turkish TV series are among the world's lengthiest, ranging between 120 and 150 minutes in length. The television series industry has played a pivotal role in increasing Turkey's popularity in the Balkans , the Caucasus , Europe , Latin America , Turkic countries , Iran , Arab world , Pakistan , India , Indonesia , and Bangladesh . Turkey has currently overtaken both Mexico and Brazil as the world's second highest television series exporter after the United States. Turkish television shows are almost always available in multiple languages, dubbed or subtitled to fit the target country's language. The success of Turkish television series has boosted tourism as well, as visitors are keen to see the locations u ...more...



List of hybrid creatures in mythology

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The following is a list of mythological hybrids grouped morphologically based on their constituent species. Hybrids not found in classical mythology but developed in the context of modern pop culture are listed in a separate section. For actual hybridization in zoology, see Hybrid (biology)#List . Partly human Upper part human A Centaur fighting a man Centauroid Anggitay - A strictly-female creature that has the upper body of a human with the lower body of a horse and is sometimes portrayed with a horn. Centaur - A creature that has the upper body of a human with the lower body of a horse Onocentaur - A creature that has the upper body of a human with the lower body of a donkey . Ipotane - A human with the hindquarters of a horse. Goat Faun - A goat with a human head, which is considered harmless. Pan - he is the god of hunters and nymphs who has the head of a human with the arms and legs of a goat. He is often heard playing a flute. Satyr - A goat with a human head, usually with bad intentions. Sileni/Silenu ...more...



Manifest and latent functions and dysfunctions

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Manifest and latent functions are social scientific concepts first clarified for sociology by Robert K. Merton . Merton appeared interested in sharpening the conceptual tools to be employed in a functional analysis . Manifest functions are conscious, deliberate and beneficial, the latent ones the unconscious, unintended and beneficial, and dysfunctions are unconscious, unintended and harmful. While functions are intended (manifest) or unintended (latent), and have a positive effect on society , dysfunctions are unintended or unrecognized (latent) and have a negative effect on society. Functions Manifest functions are the consequences that people observe or expect. It is explicitly stated and understood by the participants in the relevant action. The manifest function of a rain dance , used as an example by Merton in his 1967 Social Theory and Social Structure , is to produce rain , and this outcome is intended and desired by people participating in the ritual. Latent functions are those that are neither re ...more...



Statistical syllogism

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A statistical syllogism (or proportional syllogism or direct inference ) is a non- deductive syllogism . It argues, using inductive reasoning , from a generalization true for the most part to a particular case. Introduction Statistical syllogisms may use qualifying words like "most", "frequently", "almost never", "rarely", etc., or may have a statistical generalization as one or both of their premises. For example: Almost all people are taller than 26 inches Gareth is a person Therefore, Gareth is taller than 26 inches Premise 1 (the major premise) is a generalization , and the argument attempts to draw a conclusion from that generalization. In contrast to a deductive syllogism, the premises logically support or confirm the conclusion rather than strictly implying it: it is possible for the premises to be true and the conclusion false, but it is not likely. General form: X proportion of F are G I is an F I is a G In the abstract form above, F is called the "reference class" and G is the "attribute class" and ...more...



Ferric chloride test

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The ferric chloride test is used to determine the presence of phenols in a given sample or compound (for instance natural phenols in a plant extract). Enols , hydroxamic acids , oximes, and sulfinic acids give positive results as well. The bromine test is useful to confirm the result, although modern spectroscopic techniques (e.g. NMR and IR spectroscopy ) are far superior in determining the identity of the unknown. The quantity of total phenols may be spectroscopically determined by the Folin-Ciocalteau assay . Technique The sample is dissolved in water, or a mixture of water and ethanol , and a few drops of dilute ferric chloride solution is added. The formation of a red, blue, green, or purple coloration indicates the presence of phenols. Where the sample is insoluble in water, it may be dissolved in dichloromethane with a small amount of pyridine . Chemistry Phenols form a violet complex with Fe(III)+, which is intensely colored. The colour may vary from blue, green or even red depending upon the nature ...more...



Francisca Reyes-Aquino

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Francisca Reyes-Aquino is a Filipino folk dancer and academic noted for her research on Philippine folk dance. She is a recipient of the Republic Award of Merit and the Ramon Magsaysay Award and is a designated National Artist of the Philippines for Dance. Works Among Reyes-Aquino's most noted works is her research on folk dances and songs as a student assistant at the University of the Philippines (UP). Pursuing her graduate studies, she started her work in the 1921 traveling to remote barrios in Central and Northern Luzon . She published a thesis in 1926 entitled Philippine Folk Dances and Games where she noted on previously unrecorded forms of local celebration, ritual and sports. Her thesis was made with teachers and playground instructors from both public and private institutions in mind. This work was expanded with the official support of UP President Jorge Bocobo in 1927. She then served at the university as part of the faculty for 18 years. She served as supervisor of physical education at the Bureau ...more...



Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan

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The National Living Treasures Award , alternatively known as the Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan (GAMABA; lit.  Award for the Creators of the Country ) is conferred to a person or group of artists recognized by the Government of the Philippines for their contributions to the country's intangible cultural heritage . A recipient of the award, known as a National Living Treasures or Manlilikha ng Bayan is defined as "a Filipino citizen or group of Filipino citizens engaged in any traditional art uniquely Filipino, whose distinctive skills have reached such a high level of technical and artistic excellence and have been passed on to and widely practiced by the present generations in their community with the same degree of technical and artistic competence." History The National Living Treasures Award (Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan) was institutionalized in 1992 through Republic Act No. 7355. The National Commission for Culture and the Arts , which is the highest policy-making and coordinating body of the Philippines ...more...



Misa de Gallo

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Misa del Gallo ( Spanish for " rooster 's mass", also Misa de los Pastores, "shepherd's mass;" Portuguese : Missa do Galo ) is the Roman Catholic name for the Mass celebrated around midnight of Christmas Eve . History The tradition of midnight mass on Christmas Eve was first chronicled by Egeria , the Galician woman who went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land around 381–384. She witnessed how the early Catholics of Jerusalem honored the Christmas mystery with a midnight vigil at Bethlehem . This was followed by a torchlight procession to Jerusalem, arriving at the Church of the Resurrection at dawn. Half a century later, Pope Sixtus III , inspired by the midnight vigil, instituted the practice of a midnight mass after the cockcrow in the grotto-like oratory of the famed Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore . There are discrepancies, however, with the exact time of the cockcrow due to the fact that the ancient Romans set it at the start of the day. In 1587, the head monk from the Convent of San Agustin Acolman, San ...more...



List of Dolce Amore episodes

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Dolce Amore (English: Sweet Love) is a 2016 Philippine romantic drama television series directed by Mae Cruz-Alviar , Richard I. Arellano, and Cathy Garcia-Molina , starring Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil . The series premiered on ABS-CBN and worldwide on The Filipino Channel on February 15, 2016, replacing Pangako Sa 'Yo . The story is about Serena (Liza Soberano), a rich, sophisticated, and beautiful Italian bella; and Tenten (Enrique Gil), a poor and hardworking Manila boy who will do anything for his family, and how their worlds collide as they search for identity and love. Dolce Amore aired its last episode on August 26, 2016, with a total of 137 episodes aired. Series overview Season Episodes Originally aired First aired Last aired 1 53 February 15, 2016 April 29, 2016 2 53 May 2, 2016 July 14, 2016 3 31 July 15, 2016 August 26, 2016 Episode list and Ratings In the tables below, the red numbers represent the lowest ratings and the green numbers represent the highest ratings. Chapter 1 February Episode No ...more...



List of Lingayats

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Lingayat , also known as Veerashaiva , are a community in India that adhere to Lingayatism . This is a list of notable Lingayats : Saints Basavanna , Allama Prabhu Akka Mahadevi Channabasavanna Devar Dasimayya Madivala Machideva Siddharama , of solapur, Maharashtra . Yediyur Siddhalingeshwara Viswabandhu Marulasiddha Sri Revanna Siddeshwara Swamy Sri Danamma Devi , of Guddapura, Maharashtra . Historical rulers Kittur Chennamma (1778–1829) – queen of the princely state of Kitturu , Karnataka , fought againist Doctrine of lapse . Nolamba Dynasty – Southern Indian Ruling Dynasty. South Kalachuri kingdom. Belawadi Mallamma Kakatiya dynasty - South Indian kingdom based from Warangal . Rudrama Devi , - Kakatiya dynasty Queen. Haleri Kings of Madikeri . Linga Rajendra II - Haleri king of Kodagu, Chikka Virarajendra , last ruler of Madikeri . Sangama Dynasty Keladi Nayaka Kingdom Keladi Chennamma Shivappa Nayaka Bukka Raya I Harihara Raya II Virupaksha Raya Bukka Raya II Deva Raya I Ramachandra Raya Vira Vijaya Bu ...more...



1995 Constitution of Ethiopia

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The current Constitution of Ethiopia , which is the supreme law of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia , came into force on 21 August 1995. The constitution was drawn up by the Constituent Assembly that was elected in June 1994. It was adopted by the Transitional Government of Ethiopia in December 1994 and came into force following the general election held in May–June 1995 . The constitution consists of 106 articles in 11 chapters. It provides for a federal government of nine ethnically based regions governed by a parliament divided into the House of Peoples' Representatives and the House of Federation . It provides for a parliamentary system, with a mostly ceremonial President as head of state, and executive power vested in a Council of Ministers headed by a Prime Minister . The constitution expressly provides for a set of basic human rights ; Article 13 specifies that these rights and freedoms will be interpreted according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights , the International Covenant on ...more...



X video extension

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The X video extension , often abbreviated as XVideo or Xv , is a video output mechanism for the X Window System . The protocol was designed by David Carver; the specification for version 2 of the protocol was written in July 1991. It is mainly used today to resize video content in the video controller hardware in order to enlarge a given video or to watch it in full screen mode. Without XVideo, X would have to do this scaling on the main CPU. That requires a considerable amount of processing power, which could slow down or degrade the video stream; video controllers are specifically designed for this kind of computation, so can do it much more cheaply. Similarly, the X video extension can have the video controller perform color space conversions, and change the contrast, brightness, and hue of a displayed video stream. In order for this to work, three things have to come together: The video controller has to provide the required functions. The device driver software for the video controller and the X display ...more...



Engblom v. Carey

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Engblom v. Carey , 677 F.2d 957 (2d Cir. 1982), on rem. 572 F. Supp. 44 (S.D.N.Y. 1982), aff'd. per curiam 724 F.2d 28 (2d Cir. 1983), was a court case decided by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit . It is the only significant court decision based on a direct challenge under the Third Amendment to the United States Constitution , which states that "No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner[.]" Background The case was initiated by a 1979 strike by New York State correction officers . While the officers were on strike, some of their duties were performed by National Guardsmen who were activated. At Mid-Orange Correctional Facility (and other facilities) striking employees were evicted from employee housing which was then used to house some of the National Guard. Two of the evicted officers at Mid-Orange C.F., Marianne E. Engblom and Charles E. Palmer, subsequently filed suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District ...more...



List of homologues of the human reproductive system

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This list of related male and female reproductive organs shows how the male and female reproductive organs of the human reproductive system are related, sharing a common developmental path. This makes them biological homologues . These organs differentiate into the respective sex organs in males and females . List Embryological precursor Male Female Gonad Testis Ovary Paramesonephric duct (Müllerian duct) Appendix testis Fallopian tubes Prostatic utricle Uterus , cervix , vagina Mesonephric tubules Efferent ducts , paradidymis Epoophoron , paroöphoron Mesonephric duct (Wolffian duct) Rete testis Rete ovarii Epididymis Gartner's duct Vas deferens Seminal vesicle Urogenital sinus Prostate Skene's glands Bladder , urethra Bladder, urethra Cowper's or bulbourethral gland Bartholin's gland Labioscrotal folds Scrotum Labia majora Urogenital folds Penile skin Labia minora Genital tubercle Penis Clitoris Bulb of penis Vestibular bulbs Glans penis Clitoral glans Crus of penis Clitoral crura Prepuce Foreskin Clitoral h ...more...

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Shotacon

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Shotacon ( ショタコン shotakon) , short for Shōtarō complex ( 正太郎コンプレックス shōtarō konpurekkusu) , is Japanese slang describing an attraction to young boys and is shota in manga. It refers to a genre of manga and anime wherein pre-pubescent or pubescent male characters are depicted in a suggestive or erotic manner, whether in the obvious role of object of attraction, or the less apparent role of "subject" (the character the reader is designed to associate with), as in a story where the young male character is paired with a male, usually in a homoerotic manner, or with a female, in which the general community would call straight shota. It can also apply to postpubescent (adolescent or adult) characters with youthful neotenic features that would make them appear to be younger than they are. The phrase is a reference to the young male character Shōtarō ( 正太郎 ) from Tetsujin 28-go (reworked in English as Gigantor ). The equivalent term for attraction to (or art pertaining to erotic portrayal of) young girls is lolicon ...more...



Bordeaux wine regions

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The wine regions of Bordeaux are a large number of wine growing areas, differing widely in size and sometimes overlapping, which lie within the overarching wine region of Bordeaux, centred on the city of Bordeaux and covering the whole area of the Gironde department of Aquitaine . The Bordeaux region is naturally divided by the Gironde Estuary into a Left Bank area which includes the Médoc and Graves and a Right Bank area which includes the Libournais, Bourg and Blaye . The Médoc is itself divided into Haut-Médoc (the upstream or southern portion) and Bas-Médoc (the downstream or northern portion, often referred to simply as "Médoc"). There are various sub-regions within the Haut-Médoc, including St-Estèphe , Pauillac , St.-Julien and Margaux and the less well known areas of AOC Moulis and Listrac. Graves includes the sub-regions of Pessac-Léognan and Sauternes (among others), and Sauternes in turn includes the sub-region of Barsac. The Libournais includes the sub-regions of Saint-Émilion and Pomerol (among o ...more...



E. Sreedharan

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Delhi Metro Elattuvalapil Sreedharan is an Indian civil engineer and a retired Indian Engineering Service (IES) officer popularly known as the "Metro Man". He is credited for changing the face of public transport in India with his leadership in building the Konkan Railway and the Delhi Metro while he served as the managing director of Delhi Metro between 1995 and 2012. He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2001, the Padma Vibhushan in 2008, the Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur in 2005 by the French government and was named one of Asia's Heroes by TIME magazine in 2003. Recently Sreedharan was appointed by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to serve on the United Nations's High Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport (HLAG-ST) for a period of three years. He also Member of Mata Vaishno Devi Shine Board Early life E. Sreedharan was born on 12 June 1932 in Karukaputhur in the present-day Palakkad district of Kerala state. His primary education was from Government Lower Primary ...more...



Nayak caste

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The word Nayaka means a head of a regiment. This word is derived from the Sanskrit senaNayaka, which means head of a regiment. History and origin The word Nayaka means a head of a regiment. This word is derived from the Sanskrit senaNayaka, which means head of a regiment. They were highly regarded for their bravery, in due course they became a powerful group and occupied several forts and jagirs. In fear of their growing power the rulers tried to defame them in various ways. It is said that when Parashuram the great mythical character was killing the Kshatriyas then the Nayaka had to conceal their Kshatriya identity. Rajanya is the real word for kshatriyas according to Rig-Veda Purush Sukta. They have several other legends in which they trace their ancestry back to the mythical characters of lnchhbasu. One of the five sons of Surya to one of the wives of Brihaspati who was impregnated by Chandrama to Sangnya, One of the three wives of Surya. They recall their origin at Jatala village whence they migrated to J ...more...



Greco-Roman historiography

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Greek historiography refers to Hellenic efforts to track and record history . By the 5th century BC, it became an integral part of ancient Greek literature and held a prestigious place in later Byzantine literature . The historical period of ancient Greece is unique in world history as the first period attested directly in proper historiography , while earlier ancient history or proto-history is known by much more circumstantial evidence, such as annals , chronicles , king lists , and pragmatic epigraphy . Herodotus is widely known as the "father of history", his Histories being eponymous of the entire field. Written between the 450s and 420s BC, the scope of Herodotus's work reaches about a century in the past, discussing 6th century historical figures such as Darius I of Persia , Cambyses II , and Psamtik III and alludes to some 8th century ones such as Candaules . Herodotus was succeeded by authors such as Thucydides , Xenophon , Demosthenes , Plato and Aristotle . Most of these authors were either Athenia ...more...



Oil Kumar

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Oil Kumar (1951–1990) a.k.a. " Boot House Kumar " a.k.a. ""Benakanahalli Alappa Shivakumar"", ganglord and organized crime boss, headed the Bangalore underworld in the 1980s along with other notable figures such as M. P. Jayaraj and Kotwal Ramachandra . Activities include racketeering, substantial control of city's oil supply, labour unions, film distribution through his company sk pictures in gandhinagar bangalore, money laundering, monopolistic contract bidding and large-scale manipulation of state bureaucracy and politics. He was killed on 20 November 1990. Professional life He was known to be a brilliant strategist who did not condone violence and even made sure that no bloodshed took place during his reign. His charm, convincing ability and tactical skill saw him rise through the ranks and he became the Don of Bangalore between 1988 and 1990. He was a visionary who saw great potential in the city and wanted to establish himself as a businessman and saw his life as only a means to that end. Though most ...more...



Modern Fiction (essay)

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" Modern Fiction " is an essay by Virginia Woolf . The essay was written in 1919 but published in 1921 with a series of short stories called Monday or Tuesday . The essay is a criticism of writers and literature from the previous generation. It also acts as a guide for writers of modern fiction to write what they feel, not what society or publishers want them to write. Synopsis In "Modern Fiction", Woolf elucidates upon what she understands modern fiction to be. Woolf states that a writer should write what inspires them and not follow any special method. She believed writers are constrained by the publishing business, by what society believes literature should look like and what society has dictated how literature should be written. Woolf believes it is a writer's job to write the complexities in life, the unknowns, not the unimportant things. She criticizes H.G. Wells , Arnold Bennett , John Galsworthy of writing about unimportant things and called them materialists. She suggests that it would be better for ...more...



Constitutions of Ethiopia

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Ethiopia has had four constitutions : 1931 Constitution of Ethiopia 1955 Constitution of Ethiopia 1987 Constitution of Ethiopia 1995 Constitution of Ethiopia A proposed revision of the 1955 constitution was released in 1974, but it had no legal effect, and was soon forgotten in the events of the Ethiopian Revolution . Until the adoption of the first of these constitutions, the concepts of Ethiopian government had been codified in the Kebra Nagast (which presented the concept that the legitimacy of the Emperor of Ethiopia was based on its asserted descent from king Solomon of ancient Israel), and the Fetha Negest (a legal code used in Ethiopia at least as early as 1450 to define the rights and responsibilities of the monarch and subjects, as defined by the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church ). References Edmond J. Keller, Revolutionary Ethiopia: From Empire to People's Republic (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991), p. 69 Ethiopia has had four constitutions : 1931 Constitution of Ethiopia 1955 Constitu ...more...



New Marriage Law

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The New Marriage Law (also First Marriage Law , Chinese : 新婚姻法 ; pinyin : Xīn Hūnyīn Fă ) was a civil marriage law passed in the People's Republic of China on May 1, 1950. It was a radical change from existing patriarchal Chinese marriage traditions, and needed constant support from propaganda campaigns. It has since been superseded by the Second Marriage Law of 1980. Origins Marriage reform was one of the first priorities of the People's Republic of China when it was established in 1949. Women's rights were a personal interest of Mao Zedong (as indicated by his statement: "Women hold up half the sky"), and had been a concern of Chinese intellectuals since the New Culture Movement in the 1910s and 1920s. Traditionally, Chinese marriage had often been arranged or forced , concubinage was commonplace, and women could not seek a divorce . Implementation The new marriage law was enacted in May 1950, delivered by Mao Zedong himself. It provided a civil registry for legal marriages, raised the marriageable age t ...more...



Wayback Machine

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The Wayback Machine is a digital archive of the World Wide Web and other information on the Internet created by the Internet Archive , a nonprofit organization , based in San Francisco , California , United States . History The Internet Archive launched the Wayback Machine in October 2001. It was set up by Brewster Kahle and Bruce Gilliat , and is maintained with content from Alexa Internet . The service enables users to see archived versions of web pages across time, which the archive calls a "three dimensional index". Since 1996, the Wayback Machine has been archiving cached pages of websites onto its large cluster of Linux nodes. It revisits sites on occasion (see technical details below) and archives a new version. Sites can also be captured on the fly by visitors who enter the site's URL into a search box. The intent is to capture and archive content that otherwise would be lost whenever a site is changed or closed down. The overall vision of the machine's creators is to archive the entire Internet. I ...more...

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Jan Ingenhousz

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Jan Ingenhousz or Ingen-Housz FRS (8 December 1730 – 7 September 1799) was a Dutch physiologist , biologist and chemist . He is best known for showing that light is essential to photosynthesis and thus having discovered photosynthesis. He also discovered that plants, like animals, have cellular respiration . In his lifetime he was best known for successfully inoculating the members of the Habsburg family in Vienna against smallpox in 1768 and subsequently being the private counsellor and personal physician to the Austrian Empress Maria Theresa . Early life He was born into the patrician Ingen Housz family. From the age of 16, Ingenhousz studied medicine at the University of Leuven , where he obtained his MD in 1753. He studied two more years at the University of Leiden , where he attended lectures by, among others, Pieter van Musschenbroek , which lead Ingenhousz to have a lifelong interest in electricity. In 1755 he returned home to Breda, where he started a general medical practice. Work with small pox ...more...



Nocnitsa

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The Nocnitsa in Slavic mythology , is a nightmare spirit that also goes by the name kriksy, plaksy, plachky, plaksivicy, kriksy-varaksy, kriksy-plaksy, night hag, night maiden. She is referred to as Načnica in Belarusian , Nocnica or Płaczka in Polish , горска майка (gorska majka), ношно (nošno) in Bulgarian , Шумска маjка (Šumska majka), бабице (babice), ноћнице (noćnice) in Serbian , mrake , vidine in Croatian , nočnine , mračnine in Slovene . The Nocnitsa is also present in Russian and Slovak folklore. She is known to torment children at night, and a stone with a hole in the center is said to be a protection from the Nocnitsa. Mothers in some regions will place a knife in their children’s cradles or draw a circle around the cradles with a knife for protection. This is possibly based on the belief that supernatural beings cannot touch iron. Folklore The Nocnitsa is known to sit on one’s chest, drawing "life energy". Because of this, many refer to Nocnitsa as a type of vampire. The Nocnitsa will often contin ...more...



The Committee of 200

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The Committee of 200 is an invitation only membership organization of the world's most successful women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. The Committee of 200's more than 450 members represent over 100 industries in the U.S. , Europe , Asia , Canada and Latin America and its members generate more than $200 billion in annual revenues. History In 1982, a handful of the most powerful women in business gathered in Los Angeles . Their immediate goal was to raise funds for The National Association of Women Business Owners , a network dedicated to women entrepreneurs. Beyond raising $200,000 for NAWBO, the small group of women ultimately conceived a larger agenda: to create a national network that would capitalize on the experience of women at the top echelons of business. Present day The primary mission of C200 is success shared: to foster, celebrate and advance women's leadership in business. C200 members are uniquely connected to each other through the organization by the commonality of their careers. C200 off ...more...



Mouna Ragam (TV series)

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Mouna Ragam ( Tamil : மௌன ராகம் ) is an 2017 Indian- Tamil Language Musical Family soap opera starring Baby Krithika, Chippy Renjith , Rajeev and Shamitha. It is a remake of the Bengali language television series Potol Kumar Gaanwala which began airing on Star Jalsha in 2015. It started airing on 24 April 2017 on STAR Vijay every Monday to Friday at 7:30 PM ( IST ). Malayalam actors Chippy, Rajeev and Seema, who play the lead roles, are making their Tamil-language debuts with the series. Plot Mallika (Chippy Renjith) encourages her daughter Shakthi (Krithika) to pursue her passion for music. However, she finds herself haunted by memories of a turbulent relationship with a famous musician (Rajeev Parameshwa). Cast Baby Krithika as Sakthi (Sakthivelan), the girl who changed to a boy, the main protagonist in the serial. Chippy Renjith as Mallika Velan's Mother Seema G. Nair as Swarna Rajeev Parameshwar as Karthick Krishna Shamitha Sreekumar as Kadambari, the main antagonist in the serial. Anand Babu as Vishwanat ...more...



Jay Bahadur

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Jay Bahadur (born 1984) is a Canadian journalist and author. He became known for his reporting on piracy in Somalia , writing for The New York Times, The Financial Post, The Globe and Mail, and The Times of London. Bahadur has also worked as a freelance correspondent for CBS News and he has advised the U.S. State Department on piracy. His first book, The Pirates of Somalia: Inside Their Hidden World (2011), is his account of living with the pirates for several months in Puntland , a semi-autonomous region in the northeast of Somalia. Bahadur currently lives in Nairobi . Life Bahadur was born in 1984, a native of Toronto , Ontario, Canada. Educated at the University of Toronto Schools , he attended the University of Toronto , graduating in 2007 with a B.A. in Political Science, Economics, and History. In 2008, Bahadur was working for a market research firm in Chicago. Interested in working as a journalist, Bahadur was told by real journalists to avoid going to school to study journalism and to obtain experi ...more...



Kano sisters

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Kyoko Kano ( 叶 恭子 Kanō Kyōko) and Mika Kano ( 叶 美香 Kanō Mika) , known collectively as the Kano sisters ( 叶姉妹 Kanō shimai) , are Japanese celebrities . Early life and background The Kano Sisters say they are half-sisters with different mothers. There is also a 3rd "sister" who initially made appearances with the two. She eventually withdrew from the scene, according to industry sources, and now only intermittently appears with them. The lack of resemblance between them as well as their refusal to answer any questions about their age (even their reported ages are speculation) or past fuels speculation the three are not sisters at all, but just another group of tarento with a carefully crafted gimmick. Career In 1997, the oldest sister Kyoko debuted in 25ans, an upscale women's fashion magazine, as one of its "supaa dokusha" (super readers). Her success led to both sisters appearing regularly on Japanese TV. Their main claim to fame is their outrageous sense of style, involving highly revealing clothes, flashy ...more...



Ammuvinte Amma

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Ammuvinte Amma (ml;അമ്മുവിൻ്റെ അമ്മ) ( English :Mother of Ammu) is an Indian Malayalam television serial that began on Mazhavil Manorama from March 27 2017. The series replaced the serial Manjurukum Kaalam. Cast Main cast Vinaya Prasad as Padmaja a.k.a Pappa Malavika Wales as Anupama a.k.a Anu. Srinish Aravind as Manoj a.k.a Manu Subash Balakrishnan as Kiran a.k.a Kumar Baby Keshiya as Ammu Supporting Cast Kishore as Ramachandran Balachandran Chullikkadu as Gopi mash K.P.S.C.Saji as Sethu Anila Sreekumar as Seetha Anu as Supriya, Manu's sister Rishi as Vyshakhan Aishwarya as Lakshmi Shantakumari as Margret Nila Menon as Raginiyamma Earlier Cast Sajesh Nambiar as Manu Development On 3 March 2017, first promo of the show 'Festival' was released by Mazhavil Manorama on YouTube . On 11 March 2017 second promo of the show 'beside the beach' was released by Mazhavil Manorama . South Indian actress Vinaya Prakash is making her comeback to Malayalam television industry after a hiatus of 3 years through this serial. ...more...



Feminization (activity)

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A feminized male in feminine office wear. Feminization or feminisation (see spelling differences ), also known as sissification , is used to describe the practice, especially in female dominance , of switching the gender role of a male submissive . The male in such a process is sometimes and informally known as a sissy. Feminization is usually achieved via cross-dressing , where the male is dressed in female attire, ranging from just wearing female undergarments to being fully dressed in very feminine attire, including make-up, hairdress and nail polish. Some males take on tasks, behaviours and roles that are overtly feminine, and adopt female mannerisms and postures in tasks such as sitting, walking, and acting in a feminine manner. This emasculation may be coupled with punishments such as spanking or caning to gain cooperation and heighten submission of submissive male. Begging and pleading to stop the feminization may be part of the fantasy. Costumes are sometimes very domestic, suggestive of servitude or ...more...



Chemmeen (novel)

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Chemmeen ( Malayalam : ചെമ്മീൻ , cemmīn , lit. prawn) is a Malayalam novel written by Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai in 1956. Chemmeen tells the story of the relationship between Karuthamma, the daughter of a Hindu fisherman, and Pareekutti, the son of a Muslim fish wholesaler. The theme of the novel is a myth among the fishermen communities along the coastal Kerala State in the Southern India. The myth is about chastity. If the married fisher woman was infidel when her husband was in the sea, the Sea Goddess (Kadalamma literally means Mother Sea) would consume him. It is to perpetuate this myth that Thakazhi wrote this beautiful novel. It was adapted into a film of same name , which won critical acclaim and commercial success. Thakazhi made a departure from his a vowed commitment to realism as it appeared in his works till then he brought in a fresh breeze of lyricism and romanticism. The novel acquires the quality of a fable in which life in the fishermen’s community is depicted with great emotional detail. Th ...more...



Nude photography (art)

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Fine art nude photography is a genre of fine-art photography which depicts the nude human body with an emphasis on form, composition , emotional content, and other aesthetic qualities. The nude has been a prominent subject of photography since its invention, and played an important role in establishing photography as a fine art medium. The distinction between fine art photography and other subgenres is not absolute, but there are certain defining characteristics. Erotic interest, although often present, is secondary, which distinguishes art photography from both glamour photography , which focuses on showing the subject of the photograph in the most attractive way, and pornographic photography , which has the primary purpose of sexually arousing the viewer. Fine art photographs are also not taken to serve any journalistic, scientific, or other practical purpose. The distinction between these is not always clear, and photographers, as with other artists, tend to make their own case in characterizing their wor ...more...



Aşk Laftan Anlamaz

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Aşk Laftan Anlamaz (English: Love doesn't understand words) ( Urdu: Pyaar Lafzon Mein Kahan ) is a Turkish drama series broadcast on Show TV . The show premiered on June 15, 2016. It stars Hande Erçel as Hayat Uzun, and Burak Deniz as Murat Sarsılmaz. The series is set in Istanbul and follows a workplace romance at a multinational company. Plot Hayat Uzun, daughter of a fisherman is under pressure to secure employment in Istanbul or she will have to return to her family in the countryside. A case of mistaken identity allows her to gain a job at multinational textile company Sarte, headed by Nejat Sarsılmaz, as personal assistant to Nejat's son- Murat's assistant, Cağla. Nejat's eldest son and heir, Murat Sarsılmaz, begins to fall in love with Hayat. This provokes jealousy from Murat's ex-girlfriend, Didem, the lead model for the company. Jealousies cause Murat to push Hayat away, but he pursues her and apologizes, and eventually fires Didem for her plotting. Murat brings Hayat to his home to recover from a pa ...more...



Langue and parole

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Langue ( French , meaning " language ") and parole (meaning " speaking ") are linguistic terms distinguished by Ferdinand de Saussure in his Course in General Linguistics . Langue encompasses the abstract, systematic rules and conventions of a signifying system ; it is independent of, and pre-exists, individual users. Langue involves the principles of language, without which no meaningful utterance, "parole", would be possible. Parole refers to the concrete instances of the use of langue. This is the individual, personal phenomenon of language as a series of speech acts made by a linguistic subject. Saussure did not concern himself overly with parole; however, the structure of langue is revealed through the study of parole. The distinction is similar to that made about language by Wilhelm von Humboldt , between energeia (active doing) and ergon (the product of that doing). Saussure drew an analogy to chess to explain the concept of langue and parole. He compared langue to the rules of chess —the norms for p ...more...



M-derived filter

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m-derived filters or m-type filters are a type of electronic filter designed using the image method. They were invented by Otto Zobel in the early 1920s. This filter type was originally intended for use with telephone multiplexing and was an improvement on the existing constant k type filter . The main problem being addressed was the need to achieve a better match of the filter into the terminating impedances. In general, all filters designed by the image method fail to give an exact match, but the m-type filter is a big improvement with suitable choice of the parameter m. The m-type filter section has a further advantage in that there is a rapid transition from the cut-off frequency of the pass band to a pole of attenuation just inside the stop band . Despite these advantages, there is a drawback with m-type filters; at frequencies past the pole of attenuation, the response starts to rise again, and m-types have poor stop band rejection. For this reason, filters designed using m-type sections are often des ...more...



List of Kunbi people

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The following is a list of notable Kunbi people Politics Shrikant Jichkar – Member of Parliament, Member of Rajya Sabha, Cabinet Minister of Maharashtra, Managing Editor of Nagpur Times and Nagpur Patrika S. K. Wankhede – former BCCI President and State Minister. Anant Geete – Member of Parliament and former Union Minister of Power. Panjabrao Deshmukh – social reformer, educationist and freedom fighter in Vidarbha. Tukaram Surve - former MLA from Shrivardhan Vidhansabha Vishnu Gholam – social reformer, NATIONLIST CONGRESS PARTY (Constituent Secretary), KUNBI SENA (FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN), KUNBI SWARAJYA MAHASANGH (CHAIRMAN) Academics, Writers and Professionals Atul Gawande – second generation Harvard professor and doctor, who is also a columnist in US. Adv Manish Deorao Gudadhe Patil – Eminent Lawyer and Corporate lobbyist. [ shrikant borle ] - tourism writer, blogger. Shreyas Pannase Sports Sandeep Patil is a cricket player and former coach of the Kenya Cricket Team that reached World Cup Semi-Finals in 200 ...more...



List of songs recorded by Alka Yagnik

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This is an alphabetical list of known Hindi songs performed by Alka Yagnik from 1980 to 2015. Over 2000 songs are listed here. She has also sung in other languages which are not included here. A "A B C D E F... Piya Tune Mera Jiya" "A.B.C.D. Hay Everybody" "Aa Aa Meri Jaaniya" "Aa Ab Laut Chalen" "Aa Chup Jayen Sanam" "Aa Jao Aa Bhi Jao" "Aa Jeele Ek Pal Mein" "Aa Kahin Dur Chale" "Aa Meri Janam" "Aaa Mere Sanam" "Aachko Machko" "Aadat Chhuda Doon Janab Ki" "Aag Lag Rahi Hai" "Aage Aage Tum" "Aaghaaz Karo" "Aai Bo Who Kaata" "Aaila Re" "Aaj Bachna Hai Mushkil Tera" "Aaj Kal Meri" "Aaj Kehna Zaroori Hai" "Aaj Main Gavoon" "Aaj Mile Ho Kal Phir" "Aaj Na Chhodunga" "Aaj Nachna" "Aaj Raat Chandni Hai" "Aaj Sajke Niklee Hai" "Aaj Saqi Tere Maikade Mein" "Aaj To Madhur Milan Hoga" "Aaja Aaja" "Aaja Aaja Mere Mithu Miyan" "Aaja Mahiya" "Aaja Main Padha Doon" "Aaja Meri Baho Mein" "Aaja Re Aaja Sajna" "Aaja Sajan Aaja" "Aaja Soniye" "Aaja Ve Saajan" "Aaju Mein Tum" "Aala Re Paaos Aala" "Aande Aande" "Aankh Milate Da ...more...



List of programs broadcast by Jetix

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This is a list of television programs broadcast by Jetix around the world, now known as Disney XD . Jetix Animation Concepts Jetix Animation Concepts , also Jetix Concepts Animation , was a brand used for animation co-produced by and for the Jetix global group by the American owner, ABC Cable Networks Group. A.T.O.M. (premiered January 30, 2006) Dragon Booster (premiered 2004) Get Ed (premiered September 19, 2005) Pucca (premiered 2006) - Jetix Europe co-production Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! (premiered 2004) W.I.T.C.H. (premiered 2004) Yin Yang Yo! (premiered fall 2006) Jetix original series The following shows premiered under the Jetix brand with Toon Disney as part of their first run: Battle B-Daman (premiered 2005) Captain Flamingo (premiered 2008) - newer season and webisodes are first run on Jetix/Toon Disney. Digimon Data Squad (premiered 2007) Monster Buster Club (premiered June 9, 2008) Ōban Star-Racers (premiered fall 2006) Power Rangers Ninja Storm (premiered February 14, 2004 with Jet ...more...



Splitting (psychology)

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Splitting (also called black-and-white thinking or all-or-nothing thinking ) is the failure in a person's thinking to bring together the dichotomy of both positive and negative qualities of the self and others into a cohesive, realistic whole. It is a common defense mechanism used by many people. The individual tends to think in extremes (i.e., an individual's actions and motivations are all good or all bad with no middle ground). The concept of splitting was developed by Ronald Fairbairn in his formulation of object relations theory ; it begins as the inability of the infant to combine the fulfilling aspects of the parents (the good object) and their unresponsive aspects (the unsatisfying object) into the same individuals, instead seeing the good and bad as separate. In psychoanalytic theory this functions as a defense mechanism. Relationships Splitting creates instability in relationships because one person can be viewed as either personified virtue or personified vice at different times, depending on whe ...more...



Metal nitrosyl complex

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Metal nitrosyl complexes are complexes that contain nitric oxide , NO, bonded to a transition metal . Many kinds of nitrosyl complexes are known, which vary both in structure and co ligand . Bonding and structure (Top) the HOMO and LUMO of CO . (Middle) Sigma bond. (Bottom) Back-bond. Most complexes containing the NO ligand can be viewed as derivatives of the nitrosyl cation, NO . The nitrosyl cation is isoelectronic with carbon monoxide , thus the bonding between a nitrosyl ligand and a metal follows the same principles as the bonding in carbonyl complexes . The nitrosyl cation serves as a two-electron donor to the metal and accepts electrons from the metal via back-bonding . The compounds Co(NO)(CO) and Ni(CO) illustrate the analogy between NO and CO. Similarly, two NO groups are isoelectronic with three CO groups. This trend is illustrated by the isoelectronic pair Fe(CO)(NO) and [Ni(CO)]. These complexes are isoelectronic and, incidentally, both obey the 18-electron rule . The formal description of nit ...more...



Ape hand deformity

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Ape hand deformity Ape hand deformity , also known as simian hand , is a deformity in humans who cannot move the thumb away from the rest of the hand. It is an inability to abduct the thumb. Abduction of the thumb refers to the specific capacity to orient the thumb perpendicularly to the ventral (palmar) surface of the hand. Opposition refers specifically the ability to "swing" the first metacarpal such that the tip of the thumb may touch the distal end of the 5th phalanx and if we put the hand on the table as the palm upward the thumb can not point to the sky. The Ape Hand Deformity is caused by damage to the distal median nerve (also called a Median Claw lesion), and subsequent loss of opponens pollicis muscle function. The name "ape hand deformity" is misleading, as apes have opposable thumbs . It can occur with an injury of the median nerve either at the elbow or the wrist , impairing the thenar muscles and opponens pollicis muscle. Ape hand deformity is one aspect of median nerve palsy , which is usuall ...more...



List of songs recorded by Anuradha Paudwal

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This is an alphabetical list of known Hindi songs performed by Anuradha Paudwal from 1973 til date. Of the 1500 songs that have been performed by Paudwal, 785 are listed here. She has also sung in several other different languages which are not included in this list. A "Aa Mil Ja Gale" "Aa Pyar Ke Rang Bharein" "Aa Rab Se Dua Mange" "Aag Lag Rahi Hai" "Aaj Dil Ki Baatein Keh Denge Hum Sabhi" "Aaj Holi Hei" "Aaj Hum Tum O Sanam" "Aaj Is Rut Mein" "Aaj Mere Qatil Ki Niyyat Buri Hai" "Aaj Mit Jayenge" "Aaj Mujhe Tu Aakash Mein" "Aaj Phir Tumpe pyar aaya hai" "Aaj Saqi Tere Maikade Mein" "Aaj Se Pehle Kabhi Kisi Ne" "Aaja Aaja Janam Janam" "Aaja Maa Tainu Ankhiyan Udikadiya" "Aaja Mere Pyar Tujhe Baar Baar" "Aaja Sanam Varna To Hum Mar Jayenge" "Aakash Pe" "Aankh Pe Dhoop Ka Chashma" "Aankhen Aankhen Maikhana Hai" "Aankhon Ke Kaajal Se" "Aankhon Mein Basalo" "Aankhon Mein Kaajal" "Aankhon Se Jaam" "Aao Aao Luka Chhupi" "Aao Aaye Tere Bhawan" "Aao Duniya Ke Paar Chalein" "Aao Karib Aao" "Aao Paas Aao Najaren Mila ...more...



List of earthquakes in the Philippines

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The Philippines lies along the Pacific Ring of Fire , which causes the country to have frequent seismic and volcanic activity. Much larger numbers of earthquakes of smaller magnitude occur very regularly due to the meeting of major tectonic plates in the region. Spanish period 17th century An intensity VI quake struck Manila on June 25, 1599. The quake had damaged many private buildings and the city and ruined the roof of Old Santo Domingo Church . An intensity VIII quake struck Manila on January 2, 1600. A quake struck Manila on January 16, 1601. The earthquake lasted about 7 minutes, and aftershocks were experienced the whole year. An intensity VII quake struck Dulag Island and Palo Island , Leyte in December 3, 1608. An intensity IX quake struck Manila on November 1610. It was a terrible quake that progressed from east to west. An intensity IX quake struck Panay Island on 1620. A great number of casualties were reported in Capiz and Iloilo provinces. The earthquake changed the course of the Aklan River and ...more...



The God Stealer

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" The God Stealer " is a short story by Filipino National Artist F. Sionil José . It is José's most anthologized work of fiction. It is not just a tale about an Ifugao stealing a religious idol , but also about the friendship that developed between a Filipino and an American , a representation of the relationship that developed between the " colonized " and the " colonizer ". The story was a first prize winner during the 1959 Palanca awards in the Philippines . It is included in the book by José with a similar title, The God Stealer and Other Stories . Character description The main characters in "The God Stealer" are Philip Latak and Sam Cristie. Philip, also known as Ip-pig, is an Ifugao who became a Christian and lived in Manila . By becoming a city dweller, Philip became less sentimental with his cultural identity, beliefs, and customs. His name was derived from the word Philippines. On the other hand, Sam Christie was an American who wanted to view the rice terraces of the Mountain Province (also kno ...more...




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