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Albert A. Michelson

Albert Abraham Michelson FFRS HFRSE was an American physicist known for his work on measuring the speed of light and for the Michelson–Morley experiment. In 1907 he received the Nobel Prize in Physics, becoming the first American to win the Nobel Prize in a science, he was the first head of the physics department of the University of Chicago. Michelson was born in Strzelno, Province of Posen in Germany, the son of Samuel Michelson, a Jewish merchant and his wife, Rozalia Przyłubska, a daughter of a Polish merchant, he moved to the US at the age of two. He grew up in the mining towns of Murphy's Camp and Virginia City, where his father was a merchant, his family was Jewish by birth but non-religious, Michelson himself was a lifelong agnostic. He spent his high school years in San Francisco in the home of his aunt, Henriette Levy, the mother of author Harriet Lane Levy. President Ulysses S. Grant awarded Michelson a special appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy in 1869. During his four years as a midshipman at the Academy, Michelson excelled in optics, heat and drawing.

After graduating in 1873 and two years at sea, he returned to the Naval Academy in 1875 to become an instructor in physics and chemistry until 1879. In 1879, he was posted to Washington, to work with Simon Newcomb. In the following year he obtained leave of absence to continue his studies in Europe, he visited the Universities of Berlin and Heidelberg, the Collège de France and École Polytechnique in Paris. Michelson was fascinated with the sciences, the problem of measuring the speed of light in particular. While at Annapolis, he conducted his first experiments on the speed of light, as part of a class demonstration in 1877, his Annapolis experiment was refined, in 1879, he measured the speed of light in air to be 299,864 ± 51 kilometres per second, estimated the speed of light in vacuum as 299,940 km/s, or 186,380 mi/s. After two years of studies in Europe, he resigned from the Navy in 1881. In 1883 he accepted a position as professor of physics at the Case School of Applied Science in Cleveland and concentrated on developing an improved interferometer.

In 1887 he and Edward Morley carried out the famous Michelson–Morley experiment which failed to detect evidence of the existence of the luminiferous ether. He moved on to use astronomical interferometers in the measurement of stellar diameters and in measuring the separations of binary stars. In 1889 Michelson became a professor at Clark University at Worcester, Massachusetts and in 1892 was appointed professor and the first head of the department of physics at the newly organized University of Chicago. In 1898, he noted the Gibbs phenomenon in Fourier analysis on a mechanical computer, constructed by him. In 1907, Michelson had the honor of being the first American to receive a Nobel Prize in Physics "for his optical precision instruments and the spectroscopic and metrological investigations carried out with their aid", he won the Copley Medal in 1907, the Henry Draper Medal in 1916 and the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1923. A crater on the Moon is named after him. Michelson died in Pasadena, California at the age of 78.

The University of Chicago Residence Halls remembered Michelson and his achievements by dedicating'Michelson House' in his honor. Case Western Reserve has dedicated a Michelson House to him, Michelson Hall at the United States Naval Academy bears his name. Michelson Laboratory at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in Ridgecrest, California is named for him. There is a display in the publicly accessible area of the Lab which includes facsimiles of Michelson's Nobel Prize medal, the prize document, examples of his diffraction gratings. Numerous awards and honors have been created in Albert A. Michelson's name; some of the current awards and lectures named for Michelson include the following: the Bomem-Michelson Award and Lecture annually presented until 2017 by the Coblentz Society. A. Michelson Award presented every year by the Computer Measurement Group. S. Naval Academy. In 1877 Michelson married Margaret Hemingway, daughter of a wealthy New York stockbroker and lawyer and the niece of his commander William T. Sampson.

They had a daughter. In 1899, he married Edna Stanton, they raised three daughters. Michelson was fascinated by light all his life. Once asked why he studied light, he said, ‘’because it’s so much fun.’’ As early as 1869, while serving as an officer in the United States Navy, Michelson started planning a repeat of the rotating-mirror method of Léon Foucault for measuring the speed of light, using improved optics and a longer baseline. He conducted some preliminary measurements using improvised equipment in 1878, about the same time that his work came to the attention of Simon Newcomb, director of the Nautical Almanac Office, advanced in planning his own study. Michelson's formal experiments took place in June and July 1879, he constructed a frame building along the north sea wall of the Naval Academy to house the machinery. Michelson published his result of 299,910 ± 50 km/s in 1879 before joining Newcomb in Washington DC to assist

Abass Lawal

Abass Muyiwa Lawal is a Nigerian footballer who played as a right winger. He spent nearly one full decade in Spain, amassing league totals of 127 games and 14 goals for six clubs, he competed professionally in the United Arab Emirates. Born in Ibadan, Lawal moved to Spain at only 17 and signed with Atlético Madrid, going on to spend three full seasons with the B-team in Segunda División. In 2000–01 he was promoted to the main squad, competing in that category, appearing as the Colchoneros failed to regain their La Liga status. After two solid seasons in the second level, with Córdoba CF and CD Leganés, Lawal returned to the top division with Albacete Balompié, but failed to establish himself in the Castile-La Mancha side and left for Xerez CD in January 2005. Subsequently, Lawal played a few years in Morocco and the United Arab Emirates, where he dealt with several injury problems. In December 2013, after nearly four years of inactivity, he returned to Nigeria and joined Sunshine Stars FC. Lawal's middle name, means "God has brought this".

His older brother, was a footballer. A midfielder, he had professional stints in Belgium. Abass Lawal at BDFutbol Stats at Voetbal International Abass Lawal at Soccerway Abass Lawal at FootballDatabase.eu

Australian Psychological Society

The Australian Psychological Society is one of the professional associations for psychologists in Australia. The APS claims to have more than 22,000 members, making it the largest professional body representing psychologists in Australia; the Society's Code of Ethics was adopted in 2007 and became the Code of Ethics for the profession in Australia in 2010 when it was taken up by the newly-formed Psychology Board of Australia. The APS provides members with recommendations of appropriate fees to charge for their professional services. Eligibility for full membership of the APS is complicated. In most cases, general registration as a psychologist with AHPRA - Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - will ensure eligibility. Other levels of membership are available, such as associate membership, for psychologists with provisional registration with AHPRA. Undergraduate students studying any APAC accredited psychology units are eligible to become APS student subscribers; this subscription is dependent on continuing study in psychology.

Around 60% of all state registered psychologists are APS members, student subscribers represent 12% of members. Of this, the gender breakdown by members is 26 % male. All Australian psychologists are bound by the APS Code of Ethics. ‘The Code’ was adopted by the registering authority, The Psychology Board of Australia, in 2010. The PsyBA works together with AHPRA to register psychologists. In Australia, the term ‘psychologist’ is protected and only those registered with AHPRA may use it. Registration with any other professional body, such as the APS, is optional; the following have been Presidents of the Society. The APS organises a number conferences every year: In 2015, the APS is running the following conferences: 2nd College of Counselling Psychologists College Conference in Melbourne APS Neurofeedback & Psychology Interest Group in Coolangatta College of Health Psychologists Conference in Sydney College of Forensic Psychologists Conference in Sydney College of Clinical Psychologists College in Adelaide 11th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference in Melbourne is Conference of the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists in Port Stephens 50th APS Annual Conference in Gold Coast] (28 September – 2 October APS Regional and Remote Showcase in Tamworth, NSW The APS promotes and facilitates psychology-related events, which can be found on the APS Events Calendar, which includes an indicator of individual events’ CPD loading for professional psychologists.

The APS regularly attends a number of national conferences as a participant. The APS publishes three journals with Wiley: Australian Journal of Psychology, Australian Psychologist and Clinical Psychologist; the APS has nine colleges, these are in the areas of neuropsychology, community, clinical, counselling and developmental, organisational and sport and exercise psychology. In 2009, the APS developed a new 5th year postgraduate diploma in professional practice; this training model has been introduced via the "5+1" pathway as a transitional alternative to the "4+2" system, in place for many years as a basic standard for registration as a psychologist in Australia. This is reflective of the ultimate goal of the APS to set the minimum requirement of registration at the master's degree level; the new 5+1 pathway incorporates a five-year university sequence in psychology training, followed by one year accredited workplace supervision. As of 2010, the Psychology Board of Australia became the sole agency responsible for the registration of psychologists across Australia.

The Board adopted the APS Code of Ethics for all members of the profession. American Psychological Association Australian Counselling Association Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia Psychologists Board of Queensland Australian Psychological Society website Australian Association of Psychologists website Australian Psychology Accreditation Council website Psychology Board of Australia website Australian Clinical Psychology Association website

Rosina Davies

Rosina Davies was a Welsh evangelist during the 1904–1905 Welsh revival. Davies was born in Treherbert, Glamorgan in 1863, she was the third of six children. Davies is the great aunt of Welsh author and singer Siân Phillips. During her life, Davies was painted by grandfather of Rolf Harris. Great aunt of Huw Thomas Architect Winchester. Davies was a free church evangelist during the 1904–1905 Welsh revival. In 1893, she held a mission service for Welsh people living in Chicago, Illinois, US, in 1900, she held a mission service in Llangollen, Denbighshire. In 1904, the Union of Welsh Independents appointed Davies as an evangelist. Early in the year, she held missions in Rhosllannerchrugog, one mission that she held in autumn 1904 resulted in two hours of weeping and worship. In 1942, Davies published her autobiography The Story of my Life; the book contained diary records as well as a detailed account of her life and insight into the social life and religious Wales from the late nineteenth century onwards

Kimsa Chata (Ingavi)

Kimsa Chata spelled Kimsachata, is a 4,735-metre-high mountain in the Andes in Bolivia. It is located in the Chilla-Kimsa Chata mountain range south-east of Wiñaymarka Lake, the southern part of Lake Titicaca, it lies in the La Paz Department, Ingavi Province, Tiwanaku Municipality, about 15 km south of the archaeological site of Tiwanaku and the village of the same name. Kimsa Chata is situated between the mountains Nasa Puqi in the north and Chuqi Ch'iwani in the south. Kimsa Chata is a sacred mountain of the Aymara people; this is where the Aymara Willkakuti feast takes place. Tiwanaku River

Rik Smits

Rik Smits, nicknamed "the Dunking Dutchman", is a Dutch retired professional basketball player who spent his entire career with the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association The 7-foot-4-inch center was drafted by the Pacers out of Marist College with the second overall pick in the 1988 NBA draft. An NBA All-Star in 1998, Smits reached the NBA Finals in 2000. Smits was born in Eindhoven, he started playing basketball at age fourteen at PSV/Almonte in Eindhoven. Smits left for the United States in 1984, he was drafted 2nd overall in the 1988 NBA draft by the Indiana Pacers. With the Pacers, Smits backed up Steve Stipanovich, but when Stipanovich suffered a career-ending injury, Smits ended up starting 71 games in his rookie year, averaging 11.7 points and 6.1 rebounds per game and earning All-Rookie First Team honors. Smits continued to average double-digit point totals in every year of his career, but it wasn't until the 1993–94 NBA season that Smits came into his own as a team leader.

Throughout the Pacers' playoff runs in the mid and late 1990s, Smits was considered the number two player, behind Reggie Miller, on the talented Pacers. Smits' highest point-per-game average was in 1995–96 when he averaged 18.5 points per game modest by NBA "superstar" standards, but the Dutchman endeared himself to Pacers fans with outstanding playoff performances, most notably in Game 4 of the 1995 Eastern Conference Finals where he made a buzzer-beating shot to tie the series. Smits was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team in 1998, delivering 10 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists, including a spectacular behind-the-back pass to New Jersey Nets forward Jayson Williams who followed with a slam dunk. Smits developed nerve damage in his feet from wearing tight shoes as a teenager. To help recover during the off-season, he spent time relaxing at his summer retreat in Walton, NY where he was a regular attendee of The Afton Fair. Foot problems hobbled Smits for the majority of his career, he retired at the conclusion of the Pacers' 1999–2000 season, after Indiana was defeated by the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals 4 games to 2.

After four surgeries to repair nerve damage to his feet, Smits underwent intensive back surgery in November 2009 to correct cracks in one joint that link his vertebrae. Smits has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and had bone chips removed from his left ankle. Smits was selected to the Pacers' 40th Anniversary Team, chosen by the fans, he ended up with the fourth most votes, trailing only Reggie Miller, Mel Daniels and Jermaine O'Neal. After his retirement, Smits has devoted his time to collecting and racing vintage motocross motorcycles. On November 30, 2011, Smits was featured in Yahoo! Sports, about his formal participation in competitive motocross racing. In 2008 Smits won the AHRMA Vintage National Premier 500 Intermediate Class riding a BSA 500. In 1998, near the end of his playing career, Smits bought a home in the Indianapolis suburb of Zionsville and continued to live in the home for nearly 20 years, expanding it in 2014 to include a regulation-size basketball half-court.

Smits used two barns on the 12.5-acre property to house his motorcycles and cars, built a dedicated motorcycle track in the rear of the property. He and his girlfriend put the property up for sale in the summer of 2017, shortly after they moved to Arizona. Rik Smits has a son named Derrik Smits, now listed at 7 feet 1 inch, who played for the Valparaiso University men's basketball team from 2016 to 2019 and plans to play his final season of college eligibility in 2019–20 at Butler University. Derrik was forced to redshirt the 2015–16 season due to injury, began play the following season, he graduated from Valparaiso in December 2018, taking graduate-level courses in the 2019 spring term to maintain his basketball eligibility. List of NBA players who have spent their entire career with one franchise List of tallest players in National Basketball Association history Rik Smits' NBA Bio & Stats Where Are They Now? Rik Smits - ESPN Video