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Noël Coward. His plays and songs achieved new popularity in the 1960s and 1970s, and his work and style continue to influence popular culture.

Noël Coward

Coward did not publicly acknowledge his homosexuality, but it was discussed candidly after his death by biographers including Graham Payn, his long-time partner, and in Coward's diaries and letters, published posthumously. The former Albery Theatre (originally the New Theatre) in London was renamed the Noël Coward Theatre in his honour in 2006. Biography[edit] Early years[edit] Coward was born in 1899 in Teddington, Middlesex, a southwestern suburb of London. Encouraged by his ambitious mother, who sent him to a dance academy in London,[6] Coward's first professional engagement was in January 1911 as Prince Mussel in the children's play The Goldfish.[7] In Present Indicative, his first volume of memoirs, Coward wrote: One day ... a little advertisement appeared in the Daily Mirror....

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Voltaire

We will send you a reminder email. Dear readers in Canada, time is running out in 2016 to help Wikipedia. To protect our independence, we'll never run ads. We're sustained by donations averaging about $15. California. California ( i/ˌkælɨˈfɔrnjə/) is a state located on the West Coast of the United States.

California

It is the most populous U.S. state,[11] home to one out of eight Americans (38 million people), and is the third largest state by area (after Alaska and Texas). California is bordered by Oregon to the north, Nevada to the east, Arizona to the southeast, and the Mexican State of Baja California to the south. It is home to the nation's second and fifth most populous census statistical areas (Greater Los Angeles area and San Francisco Bay Area, respectively), and eight of the nation's 50 most populated cities (Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, Long Beach, and Oakland).[12] Sacramento is the state capital. What is now California was first settled by various Native American tribes before being explored by a number of European expeditions throughout the 16th and 17th centuries.

Fred Astaire. Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz;[1] May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987) was an American dancer, choreographer, singer, musician and actor.

Fred Astaire

His stage and subsequent film and television careers spanned a total of 76 years, during which he made 31 musical films and several award-winning television specials and issued numerous recordings. He was named the fifth Greatest Male Star of Old Hollywood by the American Film Institute. He is best known as the dancing partner and on-screen romantic interest of Ginger Rogers, with whom he co-starred in a series of ten Hollywood musicals which transformed the genre. Virtue. Ancient history[edit] Classical antiquity[edit] Platonic virtue[edit] The four classic Cardinal virtues are:[4] This enumeration is traced to Greek philosophy and was listed by Plato in addition to piety: ὁσιότης (hosiotēs), with the exception that wisdom replaced prudence as virtue.[5] Some scholars[6] consider either of the above four virtue combinations as mutually reducible and therefore not cardinal.

Virtue

Vinegar tasters. Deus ex machina. Deus ex machina (Latin: [ˈdeʊs ɛks ˈmaː.kʰɪ.naː]: /ˈdeɪ.əs ɛks ˈmɑːkiːnə/ or /ˈdiːəs ɛks ˈmækᵻnə/;[1] plural: dei ex machina) is a Latin calque from Greek ἀπὸ μηχανῆς θεός (apò mēkhanês theós), meaning "god from the machine".[2] The term has evolved to mean a plot device whereby a seemingly unsolvable problem is suddenly and abruptly resolved by the inspired and unexpected intervention of some new event, character, ability or object.

Deus ex machina

Depending on how it is done, it can be intended to allow a story to continue when the writer has "painted himself into a corner" and sees no other way out, to surprise the audience, to bring the tale to a happy ending, or as a comedic device. Origin of the expression[edit] Ancient examples[edit] Aristophanes' play Thesmophoriazusae parodies Euripides' frequent use of the crane by making Euripides himself a character in the play and bringing him on stage by way of the mechane. Modern theatrical examples[edit] Elon Musk. Elon Reeve Musk (/ˈiːlɒn ˈmʌsk/; born June 28, 1971) is a South African-born Canadian-American business magnate, investor,[8][9] engineer,[10] and inventor.[15]

Elon Musk

Wikipedia sugarloaf hill okinawa. Wikipedia sugarloaf hill okinawa. Biotechnology. "Bioscience" redirects here.

Biotechnology

For the scientific journal, see BioScience. For life sciences generally, see life science. Biotechnology is the use of living systems and organisms to develop or make products, or "any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use" (UN Convention on Biological Diversity, Art. 2).[1] Depending on the tools and applications, it often overlaps with the (related) fields of bioengineering, biomedical engineering, etc. Thomas Aquinas. He was the foremost classical proponent of natural theology and the father of Thomism.

Thomas Aquinas

His influence on Western thought is considerable, and much of modern philosophy developed or opposed his ideas, particularly in the areas of ethics, natural law, metaphysics, and political theory. Unlike many currents in the Church of the time,[6] Thomas embraced several ideas put forward by Aristotle—whom he called "the Philosopher"—and attempted to synthesize Aristotelian philosophy with the principles of Christianity.[7] The works for which he is best known are the Summa Theologiae and the Summa contra Gentiles.

Australian English. Australian English (AusE, AuE, AusEng, AustralE, en-AU[1]) is a major variety of the English language, used throughout Australia.

Australian English

Although English has no official status in the Constitution, Australian English is the country's de facto official language and is the first language of the majority of the population. Australian English began to diverge from British English after the founding of the Colony of New South Wales in 1788 and was recognised as being different from British English by 1820.

Golem. A Prague reproduction of the Golem. In Jewish folklore, a golem (/ˈɡoʊləm/ GOH-ləm; Hebrew: גולם‎) is an animated anthropomorphic being, magically created entirely from inanimate matter. The word was used to mean an amorphous, unformed material (usually out of stone and clay) in Psalms and medieval writing.[1] The most famous golem narrative involves Judah Loew ben Bezalel, the late-16th-century rabbi of Prague. There are many tales differing on how the golem was brought to life and afterwards controlled. History[edit] Seneca. Yiddish word for angel of death. Seishin Chokudō. Uchi-soto. The basic concept revolves around dividing people into in-groups and out-groups. Meabibg ikigai. Meaning Seishin Chokudō. The Book of Five Rings. The Book of Five Rings (五輪書, Go Rin No Sho?) Is a text on kenjutsu and the martial arts in general, written by the swordsman Miyamoto Musashi circa 1645.

There have been various translations made over the years, and it enjoys an audience considerably broader than only that of martial artists: for instance, some business leaders find its discussion of conflict and taking the advantage to be relevant to their work. The modern-day Hyōhō Niten Ichi-ryū employs it as a manual of technique and philosophy. Musashi establishes a "no-nonsense" theme throughout the text. For instance, he repeatedly remarks that technical flourishes are excessive, and contrasts worrying about such things with the principle that all technique is simply a method of cutting down one's opponent.

Haragei. Haragei (腹芸 or はらげい?) Is a form of rhetoric that is intended to express real intention and true meaning through implication.[1] This form of implicature is known as Haragei in Japan where it appears as a concept in interpersonal communication and martial arts. Literally translated, the term means "stomach art", and it refers to an exchange of thoughts and feelings that is implied in conversation, rather than explicitly stated.[2] In some societies, it can also denote charisma or strength of personality.[3] In Western literature, the essence of the difference between just talking and really communicating through silence is analyzed in Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter.[4] Most people use, almost without thought and without question, the processes which have been handed down to them as part of their cultural heritage. Haragei also functions as a method of leadership, replacing direct orders to subordinates with subtle, non-verbal signals.

Ishin-denshin. Although silent understanding is generally recognized as a universal human phenomenon, the term ishin-denshin is often used to convey a style of nonverbal communication between two people that is felt by some Japanese to be characteristic of Japanese culture.[2] Whereas the Japanese concept of haragei denotes a deliberate form of nonverbal communication, ishin-denshin refers to a passive form of shared understanding. Ontology. Ikigai. Ikigai (生き甲斐, pronounced [ikiɡai]) is a Japanese concept meaning "a reason for being". Notan. Nōtan (濃淡?) Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor. Great Purge. The Great Terror. The Great Terror: A Reassessment by Robert Conquest. Reign of Terror. French Revolution of 1848.

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