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Rafael Limón

Rafael Limón Burgos known as Bazooka Limón is a Mexican former professional boxer who held the WBC super featherweight title twice between 1980 and 1982. He challenged for the same title in 1979 and 1983. Born on 13 January 1954, Limón is best known for his four-bout rivalry with Bobby Chacon, their first fight took place on 7 December 1975, in Mexicali, Limón defeating a favoured Chacon in a ten-round unanimous decision. Negotiations took place in 1977-78 to pit Limón against WBA super featherweight champion, Samuel Serrano. However, the fight never took place. Limón challenged WBC super featherweight champion Alexis Argüello in February 1979, suffering an eleventh-round knockout. Following this he and Chacon met for the second time, an accidental clash of heads resulting in a seven-round technical draw; the pair met for a third time on 21 March 1980, in Los Angeles, Chacon earning a 10-round split decision. In spite of this Limón found himself fighting that year for the world title Arguello had vacated.

Limón knocked out Venezuela's Idelphonso Bethelmy in the fifteenth round at Los Angeles to become the WBC super featherweight champion. Limon made his first defense against England-based Ugandan Cornelius Boza-Edwards, losing a fifteen-round unanimous decision. In 1982, Rolando Navarrete was the WBC super featherweight champion, having dethroned Boza-Edwards by fifth-round KO. Limón knocked Navarrete out in round twelve to become a two-time world champion. After defending his title against Chung Il Choi, Limón met Bobby Chacon for a fourth bout. Held on 11 December 1982 in Sacramento, it was their first meeting with a world championship at stake. Limón dropped Chacón in rounds three and ten, but Chacon turned the tables with only a few seconds left in round fifteen and knocked Limón down. Limón climbed the ropes to get to his feet to finish the fight, yet lost on the judges' cards in a split decision. In 1983, Chacón refused to defend his world title against Héctor'Macho' Camacho, so Limón traveled to Puerto Rico to meet Camacho.

He was no match for Camacho. Limón went on boxing until 1992, losing to a number of future world champions and prominent boxers, including Julio César Chávez and Roger Mayweather, but never again challenged for a world title, his record is 52-23-2. List of WBC world champions List of Mexican boxing world champions List of left-handed boxers Professional boxing record for Rafael Limón from BoxRec

Oh-My-God particle

The Oh-My-God particle was the highest-energy cosmic ray detected at the time by the Fly's Eye detector in Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, US. Its energy was estimated as ×1020 eV, or 51 J; this is 20 million times more energetic than the highest energy measured in electromagnetic radiation emitted by an extragalactic object and 1020 times the photon energy of visible light, equivalent to a 142-gram baseball travelling at about 26 m/s. Although higher energy cosmic rays have been detected since this particle's energy was unexpected, called into question theories of that era about the origin and propagation of cosmic rays. Assuming it was a proton, this particle traveled at 99.99999999999999999999951% of the speed of light, its Lorentz factor was 3.2×1011 and its rapidity was 27.1. At this speed, if a photon were travelling with the particle, it would take over 215,000 years for the photon to gain a 1 cm lead as seen in Earth's reference frame; the energy of this particle is some 40 million times that of the highest energy protons that have been produced in any terrestrial particle accelerator.

However, only a small fraction of this energy would be available for an interaction with a proton or neutron on Earth, with most of the energy remaining in the form of kinetic energy of the products of the interaction. The effective energy available for such a collision is √2Emc2, where E is the particle's energy and mc2 is the mass energy of the proton. For the Oh-My-God particle, this gives 7.5×1014 eV 60 times the collision energy of the Large Hadron Collider. While the particle's energy was higher than anything achieved in terrestrial accelerators, it was still about 40 million times lower than the Planck energy. Particles of such energy would be required in order to explore the Planck scale. A proton with that much energy would travel 1.665×1015 times closer to the speed of light than the Oh-My-God particle. As viewed from Earth it would take about 3.579×1020 years, or 2.59×1010 times the current age of the universe, for a photon to gain a 1 cm lead over a Planck energy proton as observed in Earth's reference frame.

Since the first observation, at least 72 similar events have been recorded, confirming the phenomenon. These ultra-high-energy cosmic ray particles are rare. More recent studies using the Telescope Array have suggested a source for the particles within a 20-degree radius "warm spot" in the direction of the constellation Ursa Major. Greisen–Zatsepin–Kuzmin limit – A theoretical upper limit on the energy of cosmic ray protons Ultra-high-energy cosmic ray – A cosmic-ray particle with a kinetic energy greater than 1×1018 eV Ursa Major Cluster – A spiral-rich galaxy cluster of the Virgo Supercluster

Mjölby Municipality

Mjölby Municipality is a municipality in Östergötland County in southeast Sweden. Its seat is located with some 12,000 inhabitants; the present municipality was established in 1971, when the City of Mjölby, the City of Skänninge and the rural municipalities in the vicinity were amalgamated into the new entity. There are about twenty original units within Mjölby Municipality. Bjälbo Hogstad Mantorp Mjölby Skänninge Spångsholm Sya Väderstad Mjölby has a school for goldsmiths and a school for engine drivers. Karmøy kommune, Norway Hankasalmi, Finland Häädemeeste, Estonia Rudkøbing and Slangerup, Denmark Mjölby Municipality - Official site

2007 World Series of Poker Europe

The World Series of Poker Europe is the first expansion effort of World Series of Poker-branded poker tournaments outside the United States. Since 1970, participants have had to travel to Las Vegas if they wanted to compete in the World Series of Poker. Although the WSOP held circuit events in other locations, the main tournaments, which awarded bracelets to the winners, were held in Las Vegas; the inaugural WSOPE, held in 2007, marked the first time that a WSOP bracelet was awarded outside Las Vegas. In 2004, Harrah's Casinos purchased the rights to the WSOP label. Harrah's purchased London Clubs International. LCI operates three casinos in the London area: Fifty, Leicester Square, The Sportsman. After the purchase of these casinos, Harrah's decided to expand its WSOP label into Europe. European casinos have a different environment than those in the U. S. Jeffrey Pollack, the WSOP Commissioner, indicated that the WSOPE would have a "style and flair, both unique and appropriate to the setting. So don't be surprised if we require participants to wear blazers at the tables.

If James Bond were hosting a poker tournament it may look like the World Series of Poker Europe."In marketing the WSOPE, Harrah's Casino did not rely upon the reputation of Harrah's or the WSOP alone. On July 5, 2007, Harrah's announced its alliance with England-based Betfair, one of the largest online gaming companies in the world; the agreement builds on Betfair's European reputation in advertising the WSOPE while creating the largest agreement between a web-based and brick-and-mortar casinos. Due to changes in U. S. laws, effective in 2007, the WSOP could no longer accept money from online gambling companies. This prevented the WSOP from acknowledging WSOP qualifiers from online events; the WSOPE is not bound by this limitation. The United Kingdom Gambling Act of 2005 allows for legal regulated online poker sites. Furthermore, as the laws that govern the age of gambling differ in England than the U. S. the WSOPE admits younger players. In 2007, four of the five finalists at the first event of the WSOPE had won bracelets.

Thomas Bihl, outlasted each of them to claim the first-ever WSOPE bracelet. No previous bracelet winners played at the second final table. Annette "Annette_15" Obrestad, became the youngest player to win a WSOP bracelet event at 18 years and 364 days old in the final event of the tournament; as of 2016, Obrestad's record still stands. 3-day event: Thursday, September 6, 2007 to Saturday, September 8, 2007 Number of buy-ins: 105 Total Prize Pool: £262,500 Number of Payouts: 16 Winning Hand: 8♠ 9♣ Reference: 2-day event: Saturday, September 8, 2007 to Sunday, September 9, 2007 Number of buy-ins: 165 Total Prize Pool: £825,000 Number of Payouts: 18 Winning Hand: A♦ K♠ 7♣ 5♣ Reference: 7-day event: Monday, September 10, 2007 to Sunday, September 16, 2007 Number of buy-ins: 362 Total Prize Pool: £3,676,990 Number of Payouts: 36 Winning Hand: 7♥ 7♠ Reference

The Fortress of Solitude (novel)

The Fortress of Solitude is a 2003 semi-autobiographical novel by Jonathan Lethem set in Brooklyn and spanning the 1970s,'80s, and'90s. It follows two teenage friends, Dylan Ebdus and Mingus Rude, one white and one black, who discover a magic ring; the novel explores the issues of race and culture, self-discovery, music. The novel's title is a reference to the Fortress of a fortress constructed for Superman. Dylan Ebdus - The son of Rachel and Abraham, an artist father and a Brooklyn native mother, he has a hard time adjusting to the neighborhood. As time passes on they grow apart, Dylan goes to Camden College in Vermont, while Mingus goes to prison in Brooklyn. Dylan attempts to find to restore their relationship. Abraham Ebdus - Dylan's father, an avant-garde artist. After Rachel abandons the family, he becomes more introverted, shutting himself in the attic to paint cels of his animated film, a masterpiece that will never be complete. In order to support himself and Dylan, he turns to painting garish science fiction book covers, a field in which he becomes prominent.

His relationship with Dylan is strained. Barrett Rude Jr. - Former lead singer of a 1960s, moderately successful soul group called The Subtle Distinctions. He had a number of hits at that time. More he is Mingus's father, a musical icon for Dylan. Throughout the novel, he struggles with cocaine addiction. Arthur Lomb - Dylan's only white friend during his elementary and middle school years. Arthur persuades Dylan to apply to a public high school. However, Dylan is accepted and Arthur is not; the two follow different paths throughout the novel: Dylan goes on to college and California, Arthur stays in Brooklyn and assumes the role of Mingus's right-hand man, participating in drug deals and graffiti. When Dylan visits Arthur at the end of the novel, Arthur is a landlord and has opened a chic bistro, adding to the general gentrification of the area. Robert Woolfolk - Nicknamed “Willfuck” by Henry, Robert plays the role of Dylan's arch enemy who has the knack of showing up at the worst possible times.

Over the course of the novel, he trashes Dylan's first bike, yokes him and holds him at gun point during a drug robbery. Robert ends up in prison with Mingus; when Dylan visits the two in prison, Mingus persuades him to offer the ring to Robert to help Robert escape. However, Robert's attempt at a flight escape ends in his demise. Mingus Rude - Son of Barrett Rude Jr. and childhood friend of Dylan Ebdus. One of the most prominent characters in the novel, he moves to Dean Street after Dylan does, the two become friends. Their friendship evolves over the course of the first part of the novel. Rachel Ebdus- Mother of Dylan Ebdus. Is a character of the book who, in the beginning is mentioned little, but is a big part of Dylan Ebdus's world. Stylistically, the two main parts of the novel are written as a) a third-person narrative and b) a first-person narrative with distinctive dialogue, though toward the end of the book dialogue-intensive scenes and the brief entry of “Liner Notes” by Dylan are introduced to mirror his alienation from society.

Since the work covers Dylan's life from the time he was a child to his growing independence and moral detachment from Brooklyn as a young man, the style of the work progresses through each of its thirty-four chapters, with the complexity of language increasing. However, throughout the work and music are used to portray indirectly the state of mind of the protagonist, the subjective impact of the events of his life. Through the use of these sly literary devices Lethem intends to capture the subjective experience through music, rather than to present the actual experience through prose narrative; the Fortress of Solitude was nominated for the 2005 International Dublin Literary Award. A musical adaption conceived of and directed by Daniel Aukin with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman and book by Itamar Moses was produced by New York Stage and Film and Vassar College's Powerhouse Theatre in the summer of 2012, it received an Off-Broadway production by New York Public Works in 2015. The world's premier of the stage version was on March 2014, at the Dallas Theater Center.

2003, United States, Doubleday ISBN 0-385-50069-6, Pub date 16 September 2003, Hardcover "The Fortress of Solitude", "The Fortress of Solitude" September 2003 "The Fortress of Solitude: When Dylan Met Mingus", New York Times Sunday Book Review, September 21, 2003