England are 2 for 208, after the Aussies accrued a brilliant first innings total of, um 98. And I am going to do a bit of a googlebinge as I watch…
What’s the difference between Venture Capital and Private Equity?
First website I find says
“Well, you “caught us.” Technically, VC is a subset of PE. Private Equity deals are simply deals that aren’t available for public participation. This includes VC, angel investing, hedge funds, buy out funds, etc.
The definition of all of these terms is getting more blurry, as each of them has morphed a bit to play in each other’s sandbox. For instance, angel investors now compete with VCs on small, very early stage deals, while some of the buyout and hedge funds are doing larger VC-type deals. “
Marc Brackett of Yale and “RULER” skills – (Recognizing, Understanding, Labeling, Expressing, and Regulating emotions)
The Goyder Line and Climate Change
The infamous Goyder Line raises important issues for those concerned about climate change. The climate’s influence in drastically increasing the amount of marginal land and the flow through effects this will have on wages, communities and common sense are important issues we should all understand…
Cult of Isis
Isis or in original more likely Aset (Ancient Greek: Ἶσις) was a goddess in Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs, whose worship spread throughout the Greco-Roman world. She was worshiped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the matron of nature and magic. She was the friend of slaves, sinners, artisans, and the downtrodden, and she listened to the prayers of the wealthy, maidens, aristocrats, and rulers. Isis is the goddess of motherhood, magic and fertility.
Cult of Mithras
The Mithraic mysteries or mysteries of Mithras (also Mithraism) was a mystery religion centered on the god Mithras, which originated in Persia and later became popular among the military in the Roman Empire, from the 1st to 4th centuries. Information on the religion is based mainly on interpretations of the many surviving monuments. The most characteristic of these are depictions of Mithras as being born from a rock, and as sacrificing a bull. His worshippers had a complex system of seven grades of initiation, with ritual meals. They met in underground temples, which survive in large numbers. Little else is known for certain.
Aussie philanthropist/evil capitalist exploiter, depending on your viewpoint…
“Never Glad Confident Morning”
Is from a Robert Browning poem called “The Lost Leader”, apparently about William Wordsworth.
Life’s night begins: let him never come back to us!
There would be doubt, hesitation and pain,
Forced praise on our part–the glimmer of twilight,
Never glad confident morning again!
Best fight on well, for we taught him–strike gallantly,
Menace our heart ere we master his own;
Then let him receive the new knowledge and wait us,
Pardoned in heaven, the first by the throne!
The Daughters of Danaus or Danaids (also Danaides or Danaïdes) were the fifty daughters of Danaus that were to marry the fifty sons of his twin brother Aegyptus, who was a mythical king of Egypt. Danaus did not want his daughters to go ahead with the marriages and he fled with them in the first boat built to Argos, which is located in Greece near the ancient city of Mycenae.
Danaus agreed to the marriage of his daughters only after Aegyptus came to Argos with his fifty sons in order to protect the local population, the Argives, from any battles. The daughters were ordered by their father to kill their husbands on the first night of their weddings and this they all did with the exception of one, Hypermnestra, who spared her husband Lynceus because he respected her desire to continue a virgin. Danaus was angered that his daughter refused to do as he ordered and took her to the Argives courts. Lynceus killed Danaus as revenge for the death of his brothers and he and Hypermnestra started the Danaan Dynasty of rulers in Argos.
And then there’s hypocognition…
A coloratura soprano is a type of operatic soprano who specializes in music that is distinguished by agile runs and leaps. The term coloratura refers to the elaborate ornamentation of a melody, which is a typical component of the music written for this voice.