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Aldebaran

Aldebaran, designated α Tauri, is a red giant star about 65 light-years from the Sun in the zodiac constellation Taurus. It is the brightest star in Taurus and the fourteenth-brightest star in the night sky, though it varies in brightness between magnitude 0.75 and 0.95. Aldebaran hosts a planet several times the mass of Jupiter, named Aldebaran b. Aldebaran is a red giant, cooler than the sun with a surface temperature of 3,900 K, but its radius is about 44 times the sun's, so it is over 400 times as luminous, it spins and takes 520 days to complete a rotation. The planetary exploration probe Pioneer 10 is heading in the general direction of the star and should make its closest approach in about two million years; the traditional name Aldebaran derives from the Arabic al Dabarān, meaning "the follower", because it seems to follow the Pleiades. In 2016, the International Astronomical Union Working Group on Star Names approved the proper name Aldebaran for this star. Aldebaran is the brightest star in the constellation Taurus and so has the Bayer designation α Tauri, Latinised as Alpha Tauri.

It has the Flamsteed designation 87 Tauri as the 87th star in the constellation of 7th magnitude or brighter, ordered by right ascension. It has the Bright Star Catalogue number 1457, the HD number 29139, the Hipparcos catalogue number 21421 seen in scientific publications, it is a variable star listed in the General Catalogue of Variable Stars, but it is listed using its Bayer designation and does not have a separate variable star designation. Aldebaran and several nearby stars are included in double star catalogues such as the Washington Double Star Catalog as WDS 04359+1631 and the Aitken Double Star Catalogue as ADS 3321, it was included with an 11th magnitude companion as a double star as H IV 66 in the Herschel Catalogue of Double Stars and Σ II 2 in the Struve Double Star Catalog, together with a 14th magnitude star as β 550 in the Burnham Double Star Catalogue. Aldebaran is one of the easiest stars to find in the night sky due to its brightness and due to being near one of the more noticeable asterisms in the sky.

Following the three stars of Orion's belt in the opposite direction to Sirius, the first bright star encountered is Aldebaran. The star is, by chance, in the line of sight between the Earth and the Hyades, so it has the appearance of being the brightest member of the open cluster, but the cluster that forms the bull's-head-shaped asterism is more than twice as far away, at about 150 light years. Aldebaran is 5.47 degrees south of the ecliptic and so can be occulted by the Moon. Such occultations occur. A series of 49 occultations occurred starting on 29 January 2015 and ending at 3 September 2018; each event was close to the equator. A reasonably accurate estimate for the diameter of Aldebaran was obtained during the occultation of 22 September 1978. Aldebaran is in conjunction with the Sun around June 1 of each year. With a near-infrared J band magnitude of −2.1, only Betelgeuse, R Doradus, Arcturus are brighter at that wavelength. On 11 March AD 509, a lunar occultation of Aldebaran was observed in Greece.

English astronomer Edmund Halley studied the timing of this event, in 1718 concluded that Aldebaran must have changed position since that time, moving several minutes of arc further to the north. This, as well as observations of the changing positions of stars Sirius and Arcturus, led to the discovery of proper motion. Based on present day observations, the position of Aldebaran has shifted 7′ in the last 2000 years. Due to precession of the equinoxes, 5,000 years ago the vernal equinox was close to Aldebaran. English astronomer William Herschel discovered a faint companion to Aldebaran in 1782; this star was shown to be itself a close double star by S. W. Burnham in 1888, he discovered an additional 14th magnitude companion at an angular separation of 31″. Follow on measurements of proper motion showed that Herschel's companion was diverging from Aldebaran, hence they were not physically connected. However, the companion discovered by Burnham had exactly the same proper motion as Aldebaran, suggesting that the two formed a wide binary star system.

Working at his private observatory in Tulse Hill, England, in 1864 William Huggins performed the first studies of the spectrum of Aldebaran, where he was able to identify the lines of nine elements, including iron, sodium and magnesium. In 1886, Edward C. Pickering at the Harvard College Observatory used a photographic plate to capture fifty absorption lines in the spectrum of Aldebaran; this became part of the Draper Catalogue, published in 1890. By 1887, the photographic technique had improved to the point that it was possible to measure a star's radial velocity from the amount of Doppler shift in the spectrum. By this means, the recession velocity of Aldebaran was estimated as 30 miles per second, using measurements performed at Potsdam Observatory by Hermann C. Vogel and his assistant Julius Scheiner. Aldebaran was observed using an interferometer attached to the Hooker Telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory in 1921 in order to measure its angular diameter, but it was not resolved in these observations.

The extensive history of observations of Aldebaran led to it being included in the list of 33 stars chosen as benchmarks for the Gaia mission to calibrate derived stellar parameters. It h

Clément (film)

Clément is a 2001 French drama film directed by Emmanuelle Bercot. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. Olivier Guéritée - Clément Emmanuelle Bercot - Marion Kevin Goffette - Benoît Rémi Martin - Franck Lou Castel - François Catherine Vinatier - Aurore Jocelyn Quivrin - Mathieu David Saada - Maurice Eric Chadi - Julien Yves Verhoeven - Patrick Nicolas Buchoux - Barman discothèque Fiona Casalta - Mathilde Joël Curtz - Copain Clément Cyril Descours - Copain Clément Catherine Guillot - Mère Clément Aurélie Lepley - Copain Clément Damien Moratti - Copain Clément Eddy Okba - Copain Clément José Mambolongo Togbe - Videur discothèque Adrian Touati - Copain Clément Clément on IMDb

Health (film)

HealtH is a 1980 American ensemble comedy film, the fifteenth feature project from director Robert Altman. It stars Carol Burnett, Glenda Jackson, James Garner, Lauren Bacall, Paul Dooley, was written by Altman and Frank Barhydt; the film's title is an acronym for "Happiness and Longevity through Health". A parody and satire of the U. S. political scene of the time, HealtH is set at a health food convention at a Florida luxury hotel, where a powerful political organization is deciding on a new president. The election is rife with scandal. Dick Cavett and Dinah Shore, two television talk show personalities of the time, are mentioned prominently in the film. HealtH was made by Robert Altman's company, Lion's Gate Films, in early 1979, it was the director's last film for the 20th Century-Fox studio, which shelved its official release for over two years. Despite this, it received festival showings and a brief Los Angeles run during 1980; the film was broadcast on various U. S. television stations over the years, including The Movie Channel and Fox Movie Channel, but has never been issued on home video.

Bearing similarities to Altman's 1975 film Nashville, along with a plotless structure, HealtH chronicles the progress of a health-food convention held at a luxury hotel in St Pete Beach, Florida. As the convention takes place, the members of an organization called HealtH hold a campaign to find out who will become its President; the candidates are Esther Brill, an 83-year-old afflicted with narcolepsy who calls herself "the first lady of health". On the first day of the conference, The Steinettes introduce Dick Cavett, hosting his show on location and covering the details of the event, he interviews Gloria Burbank and Esther Brill, two of the candidates competing for the new Presidency of the HealtH organization. Burbank, a White House representative, has been sent to this venue on the President of the United States' behalf; that day at the hotel lounge, Burbank's ex-husband Harry Wolff plans to re-schedule the Cavett interview, due to difficulties with Brill during her profile. The moment Burbank heads to her room, Gil Gainey stops debates on the worth of her strategy.

On the morning of the second day, several conventioneers notice a dead body sunk to the bottom of the pool from their balconies. Harry Wolff and the President's advisor on health, Gloria Burbank, are chatting by the deep end of the pool. Gloria dives into the pool, not realizing there is a body floating on the bottom; as she approaches it, she sees it and screams in fear, heading back to the surface. Some other men dive in to rescue the drowned body, but it turns out that Gainey had been using an oxygen tank in order to play a publicity stunt; that night, Garnell announces a serious message from the top of the hotel through her loudspeaker. Around that time, a businessperson named Colonel Cody arrives at the conference, heads to Garnell's room to interrogate and find out her plans. Next morning, Harry finds out that Burbank is beginning to support Garnell, thinks that this is not right. On, while discussing breastfeeding and abortion with Brill, Burbank is astonished that Garnell and Brill were born male.

After serving in the Army, both had sex change operations in 1960. Bobby Hammer, a dirty tricks specialist concocted this revelation to trick Burbank. After another discussion with Brill, Burbank enters the empty convention hall, where Cody interrupts her, he finds her title, the ideals of the HealtH organization, worthless. Ashamed and in tears, Burbank is shocked that he controls not only HealtH, but the ongoing election, she runs back to tell Wolff on Cody's scheme. As the couple start making love, Burbank is worried that it will be all over for her if Garnell wins. Harry, assures her that Garnell is still a woman anyway. On the fourth and final day, the results of the HealtH election are announced live on Cavett's show, Esther Brill comes out as the victor. Burbank and her ex-husband watch on from their balcony outside, take a glimpse at Cody proposing an offer to Brill; some time Cody, who turns out to be her harmless nut brother, gets into a fit of anger, knocking down everything in his path, demands to get away immediately.

With the HealtH convention over, another one involving hypnotists is taking root at the hotel. Before he and the candidates leave, Cavett greets Dinah Shore, the host on hand for this event; as the HealtH sign is taken down in front of the hotel, the Steinettes perform a Broadway-style show tune that closes the film. Under the supervision of Alan Ladd, Jr. head of 20th Century-Fox, director Robert Altman made HealtH for US$6 million through his Lion's Gate Films company. At the time, Altman had commitments to deliver films for Fox until 1981. " had great faith in me," he told David Sterritt in 2000. Of the film's timing, he said, "HealtH could have only been made when it was made, and, the end of the Carter era." This and 1979's Quintet were Altman's first collaborations with writer Frank Barhydt.

Baylor–Texas Tech football rivalry

The Baylor–Texas Tech football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the Baylor Bears and Texas Tech Red Raiders. Each school is a member of the Big 12 Conference; the rivalry began in 1929. The game has been played every year since 1956 despite the fact that Texas Tech was a member of the Border Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. In 1960, Texas Tech joined the Southwest Conference. In 1996, the Southwest Conference dissolved, both teams were invited, along with the Texas Longhorns and Texas A&M Aggies, with former members of the Big Eight Conference to form the Big 12 Conference. From 1947–64, Baylor won 14 of the 15 games. From 1996–2010, Texas Tech won 15 straight games. Baylor won 5 straight meetings. In 2009, the game was held at AT&T Stadium, the first time in the series the match-up was held on a neutral site; the game was the highest attended with 71,964 in attendance. After the 2010 game was held at the Cotton Bowl in Fair Park, Dallas during the State Fair of Texas, the series returned to AT&T Stadium for the 2011 to 2017 games.

The two schools finalized a contract that extended the series there through 2018. Starting in 2019 however, the series will switch to campus sites, with Baylor hosting Texas Tech in 2019 in Waco and the Red Raiders hosting the Bears in 2020 in Lubbock. Source: List of NCAA college football rivalry games

H. C. Baldridge

Henry Clarence Baldridge was an American politician. A Republican, he was the 14th Governor of Idaho, serving from 1927 until 1931. Born in Carlock, Baldridge was educated in public schools, he attended Illinois Wesleyan University and taught school. He married Cora A. McCreighton on February 1, 1893, they had a son, M. Claire Baldridge, a daughter, L. Gail Baldridge. Baldridge relocated from Illinois to Southwestern Idaho in 1904 and settled in Parma, working in the mercantile trade, he dealt in implements and hardware and was president of the local bank. Baldridge entered the Idaho Legislature in 1911 as a member of the Idaho House of Representatives. In 1913, he was elected to the Idaho Senate. In 1922 he was elected the 15th Lieutenant Governor of Idaho, he was re-elected in 1924 and served in that capacity in the administration of Governor Charles C. Moore. Baldridge was elected governor in 1926 and re-elected in 1928. Although he warned against the expansion of public building programs, significant additions were made to the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho.

State highway building was financed by a state gasoline tax. After leaving office on January 5, 1931, Baldridge returned to his various business interests, he ran for Congress in the Idaho's 1st congressional district in 1942, but was defeated in the general election by five-term incumbent Compton I. White of Clark Fork, Idaho. Baldridge was appointed Commissioner of Charitable Returns from 1943 to 1945. After the death of his wife, Baldridge moved from Parma to Boise in 1942, he died in Boise on June 8, 1947, is interred at Parma Cemetery in Parma. National Governors Association H. C. Baldridge at Find a Grave

The Fire (novel)

The Fire, published in 2008, is a novel by American author Katherine Neville. It is an adventure/quest novel, a sequel to her debut novel The Eight; the main character, Alexandra Solarin, must enter into a cryptic world of danger and conspiracy in order to recover the pieces of the Montglane Service, a legendary chess set once owned by Charlemagne. The novel contains several repeated elements from The Eight and was a New York Times Bestseller for six months; the Fire is launched thirty years after the events of The Eight, when the a chess piece from the Montglane Service mysteriously resurfaces in Russia. The children of the previous characters know nothing of the quest of their parents, but are drawn into it nonetheless — and “The Game” is afoot again; the plot moves between the early 1800s, 30 years after the French Revolution. In 2008, Alexandra arrives to find that her mother is missing and that a series of strategically placed clues, followed swiftly by the unexpected arrival of a mysterious assortment of house guests, indicates that something sinister is afoot.

Alexandra is swept into a journey that takes her from Colorado to the Russian wilderness and at last into her own hometown: Washington D. C. In 1822, Haidee – the daughter of a powerful ruler in the Ottoman Empire – is sent on a dangerous mission to smuggle a crucial piece of the Montglane Service out of Albania to the hands of the one man who might be able to save it. Haidee’s journey from Albania to Morocco to Rome to Greece, into the heart of The Game, leads to revelations about the powerful chess set and its history; the Fire received rave reviews, spending more than 6 months on bestseller lists around the world, including France, Holland, New York, Seattle, San Francisco, DC. The Washington Post called the novel “ exotic, labyrinthine conspiracy tale... the perfect escapist adventure.” The Chicago Sun-Times stated, "Katherine Neville’s follow up to The Eight, a cult classic that impressed many readers as a more intelligent and literary precursor to Dan Brown’s The DaVinci Code... The Fire impresses as much for its literary aspects as it does for its action and suspense...

This is a book to be savored as it’s read, admired for the beauty of its accomplishment.” The Eight Katherine Neville