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922

Year 922 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. Summer – Battle of Constantinople: Emperor Romanos I sends Byzantine troops to repel another Bulgarian raid at the outskirts of Constantinople; the Byzantines storm the Bulgarian camp, but are defeated when they are confronted by the main Bulgarian forces. Having won the battle, the Bulgarians lack the maritime power to conduct a successful siege of Constantinople. Summer – The West Frankish nobles revolt and depose King Charles III after a 24-year reign, he seeks refuge in Lotharingia and is replaced by Robert I, a brother of the late King Odo, crowned king of the West Frankish Kingdom in the cathedral at Rheims. Adalbert I, margrave of Ivrea, leads a rebellion with the support of the Italian nobles against King Berengar I, he invites Rudolph II of Upper Burgundy to invade Italy. Berengar flees again to Rudolph is crowned King of Italy at Pavia. March 26 – Mansur al-Hallaj, a Persian mystic writer, is sentenced to death for heresy after a long trial at Baghdad.

Having supported reform in the Abbasid Caliphate, he has seen as a rabble-rouser and is flogged and executed. Hedwig of Nordgau, countess of Luxemburg Ibn Abi Zayd, Muslim imam and scholar Ki no Tokibumi, Japanese nobleman and waka poet Sigfried, founder of Luxemburg Wang Pu, Chinese chancellor and writer February 20 – Theodora, Byzantine empress March 26 – Mansur al-Hallaj, Persian mystic writer May 23 – Li Sizhao, Chinese general and governor Æthelweard, son of Alfred the Great Al-Nayrizi, Persian mathematician and astronomer Fortún Garcés, king of Pamplona Galindo II Aznárez, count of Aragon Li Cunjin, general of the Tang Dynasty Li Cunzhang, general of the Tang Dynasty Lucídio Vimaranes, count of Portugal Ma Chuo and official of Wuyue Wang Chuzhi, Chinese warlord Zhang Chengye, Chinese eunuch official Zhang Chujin, Chinese governor

Samaritan (comics)

Samaritan is a fictional character in the comic book series Astro City. Created by writer Kurt Busiek and artists Brent Anderson and Alex Ross, Samaritan is the premier superhero of the world, much in the vein of Superman and Captain Marvel. Despite his powers, the mind of the man called Samaritan is that of a weary and worn time-traveler with little time to himself and no future to return to. In the dystopian future of the 35th century, a man is selected to go back in time to prevent a catastrophic event whose consequences ruined the future world. Launched into the timestream, he is caught up in empyrean fire, the strands of energy that make up time itself. Crash-landing near Astro City in late 1985, he spends the remainder of the year learning to master the empyrean forces which had suffused his body, to alter it to change back to a more normal appearance. Working to control his powers, he succeeds in time to prevent the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, the event he has been sent to amend.

Upon placing the Challenger on the ground, he is besieged by the media, who press him for details on himself. Dismissing himself as just "a Good Samaritan", he departs to better figure things out. Deciding that he could do a lot of good with his powers, he adds a cape to his outfit and takes the name "Samaritan", basing himself in Astro City. Additionally, he uses his Zyxometer, a living bio-computer shaped like a diamond with tentacles, to create a civilian identity for himself as "Asa Martin", a fact-checker for Current, a news magazine based in Astro City. With the quiet his job affords, Martin programs the Zyxometer to do his daily duties at Current, enabling Samaritan to continue performing his heroics and protecting the people. However, this causes Asa to appear to his colleagues as standoffish, his sense of duty has led to a similar problem as Samaritan, leading him to attempt to ameliorate it with what he considers non-essential activities. For example, he consents to attend dinners and banquets held in his honor, lest he seem arrogant by those he serves.

The plaques and trophies given to him at these events end up in an alternate dimension, nicknamed "the Closet", that he can access. The stress of his responsibilities has effects on Samaritan. With little time to himself, he grouses that the need to fly to various locations to stop crimes and prevent disasters leaves him little time to enjoy the sheer sensation of flight, he frets over the fact that he cannot be omnipresent and deal with every problem that warrants his attention. His problems are further compounded when, on a time-traveling mission back to his home future, he discovers that saving the Challenger changed the timeline, turning the barren wastelands he came from into a prosperous near-utopia. However, this results in a paradoxical future in which he never existed. Infidel is Samaritan's most powerful adversary. Like Samaritan, Infidel is imbued with empyrean fire, which manifests as green energies that turned his beard and eyes bright green. However, whereas Samaritan is a science-based hero, Infidel's power is magically derived, using alchemical spells and astrological methods to manifest his energies.

He is a brilliant scientist well versed in more traditional physical sciences, for example, created a device to examine superstrings. Infidel's beginnings are not in the far future, but in the distant past. In seeking knowledge, a youth named Kiyu left his tribe in what is now modern Kenya, only to become the slave of an alchemist, he studied and improved upon his master's work and achieved immortality by being infused with empyrean fire. After his master denounced his efforts as blasphemous, he killed both his master and attacking villagers and went off to study the secrets of the universe, his researches involved human experimentation, which resulted in constant harassment by outsiders over many centuries. To symbolize his refusal to accept dogma and superstitions as law, he assumed the name "Infidel". In order to escape all distractions, he used empyrean energies to travel into the far future, where humanity was extinct. There, he built an empire dedicated to increasing his knowledge, using kidnapped slave labor from the past.

However, when Samaritan changed history by rescuing Challenger, Infidel saw his empire disappear, replaced by an unfamiliar society. Infidel was imprisoned as a madman, but he escaped to 1962, where he escalated the Cuban Missile Crisis in order to restore his timeline and rebuild his empire. Samaritan, survived the changed timeline and forcibly reversed it. Samaritan and Infidel continued their feud for years, with Infidel always seeking to restore his prior reality, Samaritan always thwarting his efforts and reinstating the current reality. At one point, their dispute erased reality altogether, they settled into a truce when each man realized he could not permanently defeat the other. Infidel agreed to an exile outside of the timestream, the two meet annually to have dinner and take stock of one another; each of them secretly seeks a means to defeat or neutralize the other, so far without success. At the end of each meeting, each invites the other to work with him. Although each always declines the other's offer, Infidel believes that Samaritan is beginning to weaken in his resolve

The Deviants 3

The Deviants 3 is the third and final album by the UK underground group the Deviants and released in 1969. Lead vocalist Mick Farren regards the album as the beginning of a divergence between himself and his fellow musicians, stating "I had one idea and the rest of them wanted to be a kind of Led Zeppelin guitar band". Soon after the band would split, with Farren going on to record the Mona – The Carnivorous Circus album before leaving the music business, while the others continued as the Pink Fairies. All tracks composed and arranged by members of The Deviants "Billy the Monster" – 3:26 "Broken Biscuits" – 2:10 "First Line" – 2:44 "The People Suite" – 2:24 "Rambling Back Transit Blues" – 5:37 "Death of a Dream Machine" – 2:50 "Playtime" – 3:06 "Black George Does It with His Tongue" – 1:20 "The Junior Narco Rangers" – 0:28 "Lets Drink to the People" – 1:32 "Metamorphosis Explosion" – 8:57 Mick Farren – lead vocals and production Paul Rudolph – Guitar and mouth music Duncan Sanderson – Bass and vocals Russell HunterPercussion and stereo panningAdditional personnelTony Ferguson – Organ Tony Wiggens – Equipment, lead vocal on "First Line" David Goodman – Equipment, backing vocals Jenny Ashworth – VocalsTechnical personnelRoy Thomas Baker – Engineering Victor Gamm – Engineering Keith Morris – PhotographyRecordingRecorded at Morgan Studios and Sound Techniques, London Arrangements by The Deviants September 1969, UK, Transatlantic Records, TRA204 1999, UK, Castle Communications, ESMCD746, with Mona – The Carnivorous Circus Collectable Records - Original cover

Gijs van Aardenne

Gijsbert Michiel Vredenrijk "Gijs" van Aardenne was a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy and businessman. Van Aardenne attended the Gymnasium Erasmianum in Rotterdam from April 1942 until May 1947 and applied at the Leiden University in June 1947 majoring in Physics and Mathematics and obtaining an Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Bachelor of Mathematics degree in June 1949 and worked as a student researcher before graduating with an Master of Physics degree and Master of Mathematics degree in July 1955. Van Aardenne worked for iron manufacturer Penn en Bauduin in Dordrecht from September 1957 until December 1970 and as Chief executive officer from February 1968 until December 1970. Van Aardenne served on the Municipal Council of Dordrecht from April 1964 until November 1972 and served as an Alderman in Dordrecht from July 1970 until February 1971. Van Aardenne became a Member of the House of Representatives after the resignation of Johan Schlingemann, serving from 18 February 1971 until 10 May 1971 and again following the appointed of Koos Rietkerk as State Secretary for Social Affairs in the Cabinet Biesheuvel I following the election of 1971, taking office on 3 August 1971 serving as a frontbencher chairing the special parliamentary committee for Patent Act Reform and spokesperson for Social Affairs, Social Work and deputy spokesperson for Economic Affairs and Culture.

After the election of 1977 Van Aardenne was appointed as Minister of Economic Affairs in the Cabinet Van Agt-Wiegel, taking office on 19 December 1977. Van Aardenne served as acting Minister of Finance from 22 February 1980 until 5 March 1980 following the resignation Frans Andriessen. After the election of 1981 Van Aardenne returned as a Member of the House of Representatives, taking office on 25 August 1981; the Cabinet Van Agt-Wiegel was replaced by the Cabinet Van Agt II following the cabinet formation of 1981 on 11 September 1981 and he continued to serve in the House of Representatives as a frontbencher and spokesperson for Economic Affairs, Small business and deputy spokesperson for Finance, Social Affairs and Culture. After the election of 1982 Van Aardenne was again appointed as Minister of Economic Affairs and became Deputy Prime Minister in the Cabinet Lubbers I, taking office on 4 November 1982. In February 1985 Van Aardenne announced that he wouldn't stand for the election of 1986 following the conclusions of a parliamentary inquiry report that he had grossly misinformed the House of Representatives about the Rijn-Schelde-Verolme Shipyards.

Following the cabinet formation of 1986 Van Aardenne per his own request asked not to be considered for a cabinet post in the new cabinet, the Cabinet Lubbers I was replaced by the Cabinet Lubbers II on 14 July 1986. Van Aardenne semi-retired from national politics and became active in the private sector and public sector and occupied numerous seats as a corporate director and nonprofit director on several boards of directors and supervisory boards and served on several state commissions and councils on behalf of the government. Van Aardenne worked as a trade association executive for the Hospitals association serving as Chairman of the Executive Board from May 1987 until June 1995. After the election of 1994 Van Aardenne together with Klaas de Vries of the Labour Party and Jan Vis of the Democrats 66 were appointed as Informateurs for the cabinet formation of 1994 that resulted in the formation of the Cabinet Kok I. After the cabinet formation Van Aardenne was approached as Minister of Finance in the new cabinet but per his own request asked not to be considered for a cabinet post.

In August 1994 Van Aardenne was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which resulted in him bounded to a wheelchair. Van Aardenne was elected as a Member of the Senate after the Senate election of 1995, taking office on 13 June 1995 but due to the progression of his illness he wasn't able to attend after his inauguration, he died two months at the age of 65. Van Aardenne was known for his abilities as manager. Van Aardenne holds the distinction as the longest-serving Minister of Economic Affairs after World War II with 7 years, 153 days. Van Aardenne studied mathematics and physics at Leiden University. After his studies he was employed at a steel factory in Dordrecht, becoming its general manager from 1967 to 1971, he joined the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy in 1958 and was a Member of Parliament between 1971 and 1977, again in 1981. He became minister of economic affairs in the First Van Agt cabinet. Nuclear energy and problems in the shipbuilding industry were prominent issues during these years.

He took the same post as well as Deputy Prime Minister in the first First Lubbers cabinet. He got into political trouble for downplaying the financial struggles of the Rijn-Schelde-Verolme shipyard, which would collapse in 1983 in spite of many years of large financial support from the government. For this reason he was omitted from the 1986 Lubbers cabinet. Van Aardenne remained politically active, amongst others acting in the formation of the first Kok cabinet in 1994 and rejecting the post of minister of finances in that. By he had been diagnosed with ALS, which bound him to a wheel chair and of which he died in 1995. Official Drs. G. M. V. van Aardenne Parlement & Politiek

Kitchen Budapest

Kitchen Budapest is an innovation lab based in Budapest, Hungary. It was founded in 2007 by a group of media artists and coders, it was sponsored by Magyar Telekom. Founding members include Adam Somlai-Fischer, Peter Halacsy, Robin Nagy, Attila Nemes, Eszter Bircsák to instigate digital literacy and DIY techniques. KiBu incorporates three functions including research and development and industry collaboration. KiBu connects corporate demands with creative supplies, theoretic bias of academic education with tools of the maker culture, talented young people with professional support, global innovation with situated, everyday use. KiBu worked within a network of media labs and bears established contacts with the local universities. KiBu is a place. Material instantiations of great ideas are the first steps in the making: via 24 hour hackathons, pressure cooking sessions they try and test methodologies, objects, services. KiBu has a well-equipped workshop area to enable wide-ranging projects to be manufactured, programmed or constructed from 3D printers to strong server parks to run high fidelity renders.

The prototypes are publicized at the biannual showcase event. Adam Somlai-Fischer, co-founder of Prezi Peter Halacsy, CTO of Prezi David Lakatos, co-founder of Sold. György Péter, media theorist Nemes Attila, art historian, curator Bujdosó Attila, architect Bircsák Eszter Sipos Melinda SubMap × UrbanCyclr, in: Visual Simplexity, Entwickler. Press, 2013, ISBN 978-3-86802-099-1, p. 195. A Touch of Code, in: A Touch of Code, Gestalten, 2011, ISBN 978-3-89955-331-4, p. 60-61, p. 224-225. Mcd musiques & cultures digitales #62, March–April–May 2011, ISBN 978-2-9529872-1-9 ISSN 1638-3400, p. 76-77. Science Parks vs. Boutique Labs / Businessweek, June 1, 2009 About Kitchen Budapest Kitchen Budapest's website Érezni tanulnak a mikrochipek Végül csak megjött az a mesterséges intelligencia, ami már az állásunkat kéri The anthropomorphic AI – A Scaffold Már a gimiben keresik az IT-sokat Egy géppel társalogni az emberlétről Minden városnak kell egy hős – végre Budapesten is beindulnak a szupererők Egy app a pasidhoz/csajodhoz Belga díjat kapott Magyarország szubjektív atlasza “what if you are kind robbers?..”

- Council Sound, Robots Invade London’s Kinetica Art Fair - Wired, February 6, 2010 Something’s cooking at Kitchen Budapest - nowEurope, December 8, 2009 Kitchen Budapest - Lift Conference, January 23, 2009 LABtoLAB project

1982 Los Angeles Dodgers season

The 1982 Los Angeles Dodgers entered the season as the defending World Series champions. They would remain in contention until the final day of the regular season, when the San Francisco Giants would knock them out of the National League West division race, in a season that saw the Atlanta Braves reach the playoffs instead; the Dodgers finished second in the National League West at 88–74, becoming the fifth team since 1969 to miss the playoffs one year after winning the World Series. This was the final L. A. season for longtime cornerstones Steve Garvey and Ron Cey, who would move on to new teams next season. The Dodgers did welcome new second baseman Steve Sax. December 9, 1981: Acquired Jorge Orta, Larry White and Jack Fimple from the Cleveland Indians for Rick Sutcliffe and Jack Perconte December 11, 1981: Mark Belanger was signed as a Free Agent. January 6, 1982: Acquired Paul Voigt and Scotti Madison from the Minnesota Twins for Bobby Castillo and Bobby Mitchell February 8, 1982: Acquired Lance Hudson from the Oakland Athletics for Davey Lopes March 30, 1982: Acquired Bert Geiger and Cecil Espy from the Chicago White Sox for Rudy Law April 28, 1982: Acquired Jose Morales from the Baltimore Orioles for Leo Hernández October 15, 1982: Sold Ted Power to the Cincinnati Reds Note: Pos = Position.

= Batting average. = Batting average. Of those, only four players would play in the Major Leagues; the first selection in the June draft was first baseman Franklin Stubbs of Virginia Tech. He would spend 10 seasons in the Majors, including 6 with the Dodgers but only hit.232 during that span. Baseball-Reference season page Baseball Almanac season page 1982 Los Angeles Dodgers uniform Los Angeles Dodgers official web site