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Air India

Air India is the flag carrier airline of India, headquartered at New Delhi. It is owned by Air India Limited, a government-owned enterprise, operates a fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft serving 94 domestic and international destinations; the airline has its hub at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, alongside several focus cities across India. Air India is the largest international carrier out of India with an 18.6% market share. Over 60 international destinations are served by Air India across four continents; the airline became the 27th member of Star Alliance on 11 July 2014. The airline was founded by J. R. D. Tata as Tata Airlines in 1932. After World War II, it was renamed as Air India. On 21 February 1960, it took delivery of its first Boeing 707 named Gauri Shankar and became the first Asian airline to induct a jet aircraft in its fleet. In 2000–01, attempts were made to privatise Air India and from 2006 onwards, it suffered losses after its merger with Indian Airlines. Air India operates flights to domestic and Asian destinations through its subsidiaries Alliance Air and Air India Express.

Air India's mascot is the Maharajah and the logo consists of a flying swan with the wheel of Konark inside it. Air India had its origin as Tata Air Services renamed to Tata Airlines founded by J. R. D. Tata of Tata Sons, an Indian aviator and business tycoon. In April 1932, Tata won a contract to carry mail for Imperial Airways and the aviation department of Tata Sons was formed with two single-engine de Havilland Puss Moths. On 15 October 1932, Tata flew a Puss Moth carrying air mail from Karachi to Bombay and the aircraft continued to Madras piloted by Nevill Vintcent, a former Royal Air Force pilot and friend of Tata; the airline fleet consisted of a de Havilland Leopard Moth. Initial service included weekly airmail service between Madras via Ahmedabad and Bombay. In its first year of operation, the airline flew 160,000 miles, carrying 155 passengers and 9.72 tonnes of mail and made a profit of ₹60,000. The airline launched its first domestic flight from Bombay to Trivandrum with a six-seater Miles Merlin.

In 1938, it was re-christened as Tata Air Services and as Tata Airlines. Colombo in Ceylon and Delhi were added to the destinations in 1938. During the Second World War, the airline helped the Royal Air Force with troop movements, shipping of supplies, rescue of refugees and maintenance of aircraft. After World War II, regular commercial service was restored in India and Tata Airlines became a public limited company on 29 July 1946 under the name Air India. After Indian independence in 1947, 49% of the airline was acquired by the Government of India in 1948. On 8 June 1948, a Lockheed Constellation L-749A named Malabar Princess took off from Bombay bound for London Heathrow marking the airline's first international flight. In 1953, the Government of India passed the Air Corporations Act and purchased a majority stake in the carrier from Tata Sons though its founder J. R. D. Tata would continue as Chairman till 1977; the company was renamed as Air India International Limited and the domestic services were transferred to Indian Airlines as a part of a restructuring.

From 1948 to 1950, the airline introduced services to Nairobi in Kenya and to major European destinations Rome, Paris and Düsseldorf. The airline took delivery of its first Lockheed Constellation L-1049 and inaugurated services to Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore. On 21 February 1960, Air India International inducted its first Boeing 707–420, thereby becoming the first Asian airline to enter the Jet Age; the airline inaugurated services to New York on 14 May 1960. On 8 June 1962, the airline's name was truncated to Air India and on 11 June 1962, Air India became the world's first all-jet airline. In 1971, the airline took delivery of its first Boeing 747-200B named Emperor Ashoka and introduced a new Palace in the Sky livery and branding. In 1986, Air India took delivery of its first Airbus A310-300. In 1993, Air India took delivery of a Boeing 747-400 named Konark and operated the first non-stop flight between New York and Delhi. In 2000–01, attempts were made to re-privatize Air India. In 2000, Air India introduced services to China.

On 23 May 2001, the Ministry of Civil Aviation charged Michael Mascarenhas, the then-managing director, with corruption. According to the ministry reports, the airline lost ₹570 million because of extra commissions that Mascarenhas sanctioned and he was suspended from the airline. In May 2004, Air India launched a wholly owned low cost subsidiary called Air-India Express connecting cities in India with the Middle East and Southeast Asia; until 2007, Air India operated on international long-haul routes while Indian Airlines operated on domestic and international short-haul routes. In 2007, Air India and Indian Airlines were merged under Air India Limited and the airline took delivery of its first Boeing 777 aircraft; the airline was invited to be a part of the Star Alliance in 2007. The combined losses for Air India and Indian Airlines in 2006–07 were ₹7.7 billion and after the merger, it went up to ₹72 billion by March 2009. In July 2009, State Bank of India was appointed to prepare a road map for the recovery of the airline.

The carrier sold three Airbus A300 and one Boeing 747-300M in March 2009 for $18.75 million to finance the debt. By March 2011, Air Ind

Stavros Theodorakis

Stavros Theodorakis is a Greek journalist and politician, who founded and lead the party To Potami. In the January 2015 election he won a seat in the Hellenic parliament, with his party being the fourth most voted-for. After the party's underwhelming performance in the 2019 European Parliament Elections, Theodorakis stepped down as President of the party. Born in 1963 in Drapanias near Chania on the island of Crete, Theodorakis was raised in Agia Varvara, western Attica, his career as a journalist started in 1984 at the radio stations 902 FM and Skai 100.3, as well as the newspaper Eleftherotypia. Between 1985 and 1987 he was engaged in educating Roma, he wrote three books. In 2000, he started the show "Protagonists" at the former public TV channel NET, in 2006 took it to the private station Mega TV; every Saturday he wrote a column in the newspaper Ta Nea. On 26 February 2014, he announced his decision to quit both his show at Mega TV and his column at Ta Nea in order to launch a new party, he promised to take a back seat on the website he is involved in.

Striving to "create a new European policy to foster a broader Leftist movement", he stated that "the survival of a country cannot depend on the kindness of its creditors". On 14 June 2017, he underwent surgery to remove a tumour at the Metropolitan Hospital Urological Clinic, led by surgeon Vasilis Poulakis. Doctors said. Author profile on Terms of office of Stavros Theodorakis at the Hellenic Parliament

Michael Henderson

Michael Henderson is an American bass guitarist and vocalist best known for his bass playing with Miles Davis in the early 1970s, on early fusion albums such as Jack Johnson, Live-Evil, Agharta, as well as series of R&B/soul hits the Norman Connors produced hit, You Are My Starship in 1976 and other songs in the mid to late 1970s. He was one of the first notable bass guitarists of the fusion era as well as being one of the most influential jazz and soul musicians of the past 40 years. In addition to Davis, he has played and recorded with Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, the Dramatics, Doctor John, among many others. Henderson was one of the bass guitarists based in Detroit, along with Bob Babbitt and his primary influence, James Jamerson. Before working with Davis, Henderson had been touring with Stevie Wonder, whom he met at the Regal Theater in Chicago while warming up for a gig. Davis saw the young Henderson performing at the Copacabana in New York City in early 1970 and said to Wonder "I’m taking your fucking bassist."

After seven years with Davis, Henderson focused on songwriting and singing in a solo career that produced many hit songs and albums for Buddah Records until his retirement in 1986. Although known for ballads, he was an influential funk player whose riffs and songs have been covered, his solo recordings have sold well over one million albums. A track titled "Wide Receiver" on an album of the same name is favored by breakdancers; the album, along with others, was reissued in 2015. He is known for his ballad vocalizing on several Norman Connors hit recordings, including "You Are My Starship" and "Valentine Love", performed with Jean Carn. Many of his bass riffs have been imitated by players seeking the fat, deep grooves of the Motown sound, his bass riffs, from such hits as "Valentine Love" and "You Are My Starship", have been sampled by the likes of Snoop Dogg and L. L. Cool J, his songs have been sampled and/or covered by Jay-Z, projects by Notorious BIG, Rick James, Wayman Tisdale and Sugar Ray, among others.

He lives in the US and plays shows intermittently, performing his solo material as well as that of other Motown and soul musicians. He has played reunion concerts with other former members of the Davis electric bands. 1976: Solid 1977: Goin' Places 1978: In The Night Time 1979: Do It All 1980: Wide Receiver 1981: Slingshot 1983: Fickle 1986: Bedtime Stores The Cellar Door Sessions A Tribute to Jack Johnson Live-Evil On the Corner In Concert: Live at Philharmonic Hall Big Fun Get Up with It Agharta Pangaea Dark Magus The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions The Complete On the Corner Sessions Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 Funk: United States Running the Voodoo Down: The Electric Music of Miles Davis - Philip Freeman, Miles Davis, p. 127 - Google Books Ebony, p. 68 - Google Books The Last Miles: The Music of Miles Davis, 1980-1991 - George Cole, p. 34 - Google Books Ebony, p. 64 - Google Books All Music Guide to Soul: The Definitive Guide to R&B and Soul, p. 310 - Google Books

Margaret Ruhl

Margaret Ann Ruhl is a Republican politician who represented the 68th District of the Ohio House of Representatives, which includes Knox County and the eastern portion of Delaware County. A lifelong resident of Knox County, Ruhl graduated from Fredricktown High School, she went on to begin a career in business and accounting, served as city auditor for Mount Vernon, Ohio from 1983-1995. In 1995, Ruhl was elected Knox County Auditor, she served as auditor from 1995 to 2008 before she was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 2009. When Representative Thom Collier was term limited from the Statehouse in 2008, Ruhl ran for the open seat. A decisively Republican district, Ruhl faced Tom Whiston in the Republican Primary, won with 53.71%. She defeated Democrat Duane Grassbaugh by 55.16% of the vote in an overwhelmingly Democratic year. In 2010, Ruhl ran for a second term. Again Ruhl again won with 64.59 % of the vote. She went on to defeat Democrat John Ryerson with 72.26% of the vote. The Ohio Ladies' Gallery: Rep. Margaret Ruhl

William Barton (writer)

William Renald Barton III is an American science fiction writer. In addition to his standalone novels, he is known for collaborations with Michael Capobianco. Many of their novels deal with themes such as the Cold War, space travel, space opera. Barton has written short stories that put an emphasis on sexuality and human morality in otherwise traditional science fiction, his short fiction has appeared in Asimov's and Sci Fiction, has been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Award, the Sidewise Award, the HOMer Award, three of his novels were finalists for the Philip K. Dick Award with Acts of Conscience winning a special citation in 1998. Barton has begun to self-publish his fiction for the Kindle. Hunting on Kunderer. A Plague of All Cowards. Dark Sky Legion. Yellow Matter. A man sexually harassed by an alien creature comes to prefer being treated as a sex object for this species; when Heaven Fell. The Transmigration of Souls. Acts of Conscience; when We Were Real. By Barton and Michael Capobianco Iris, February 1990, ISBN 0-385-26727-4.

A wandering gas giant and its moons hold awesome alien secrets for a group of dissatisfied colonists. Fellow Traveler, July 1991, ISBN 0-553-29115-7; the United States and the USSR squabble over the dangers and rewards of asteroid mining during the Cold War. Alpha Centauri, July 1997, ISBN 0-380-79282-6. A terrorist plague endangers an exploration ship. White Light, October 1998, ISBN 0-380-79516-7. Two families find a Tipleresque heaven. Official website William Barton's newsgroup William Barton at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database William Barton's online fiction at Free Speculative Fiction Online William Barton on Kindle William Barton at Library of Congress Authorities, with 9 catalog records


Schüller is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Vulkaneifel district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Gerolstein; the municipality lies in the Vulkaneifel, a part of the Eifel known for its volcanic history and geological features, ongoing activity today, including gases that sometimes well up from the earth. The village’s beginnings lie in a Roman military post named Scolinaria on a road leading from Steffeln by way of Glaadt to Cologne, it may well have been a forward post of the Roman castrum of Icorigium. On 19 September 855, Schüller had its first documentary mention as Sconilare, it was the last document issued by Carolingian Emperor Lothair I, coming mere days before his death, it dealt with the partition of his empire among his three sons. Until the 14th century, there is hardly any mention of Schüller. In 1586, Schüller was held as a fief by the Lord of Schönberg and Hartelstein.

Hugo Augustin von Schönberg pledged the village in 1609 to Count Arnold of Manderscheid-Blankenheim. In 1727, Schüller was under the Lordship of Kronenburg. Following the 1795 Peace of Basel after the War of the First Coalition, Schüller passed to the French Department of Ourthe, but not long afterwards, in 1815, as a result of the War of the Sixth Coalition, it passed to Prussia. Today, Schüller is a typical Eifel village. Several artists, have come to live in the village, among others, Georg Meistermann; the council is made up of 8 council members, who were elected by majority vote at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, the honorary mayor as chairman. Schüller’s mayor is Guido Heinzen; the German blazon reads: Schild, neunfach von Silber und Blau geteilt, in der Mitte ein silberner Pfahl, darin ein aufgerichtetes, blaues Schwert mit goldenem Griff. The municipality’s arms might in English heraldic language be described thus: Barry of ten argent and azure, a pale of the first upon which a sword of the second hilted Or, the point to chief.

Interesting here is that German heraldic terminology calls the field pattern neunfach … geteilt and English heraldic terminology calls it “barry of ten”. Saint Paul’s Catholic Parish Church, Kirchstraße 8 – Late Gothic Revival hall church, 1910, architect: F. Statz, Cologne. Near Kirchstraße 2 – wayside cross, post-Baroque shaft cross from 18. Municipality’s official webpage