Allen Ezail Iverson, nicknamed "the Answer", is an American former professional basketball player. He played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association at both the shooting guard and point guard positions. Iverson was an 11-time NBA All-Star, won the All-Star game MVP award in 2001 and 2005, was the NBA's Most Valuable Player in 2001, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016. Iverson attended Bethel High School in Hampton and was a dual-sport athlete, he earned the Associated Press High School Player of the Year award in both football and basketball, won the Division AAA Virginia state championship in both sports. After high school, Iverson played college basketball with the Georgetown Hoyas for two years, where he set the school record for career scoring average and won Big East Defensive Player of the Year awards both years. Following two successful years at Georgetown, Iverson declared eligibility for the 1996 NBA draft, was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the first overall pick.
He was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in the 1996–97 season. A four time scoring champion, winning the NBA scoring title during the 1998–99, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2004–05 seasons, Iverson was one of the most prolific scorers in NBA history, despite his small stature, his regular season career scoring average of 26.7 points per game ranks seventh all-time, his playoff career scoring average of 29.7 points per game is second only to Michael Jordan. Iverson was the NBA Most Valuable Player of the 2000–01 season, led his team to the 2001 NBA Finals the same season. Iverson represented the United States at the 2004 Summer Olympics. In his career, Iverson played for the Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, the Memphis Grizzlies, before ending his NBA career with the 76ers during the 2009–10 season, he was rated the fifth greatest NBA shooting guard of all time by ESPN in 2008. He finished his career in Turkey with Beşiktaş in 2011, he returned as a player-coach for 3's Company in the inaugural season of the BIG3.
Iverson was born in Hampton, Virginia, to a single 15-year-old mother, Ann Iverson, was given his mother's maiden name after his father Allen Broughton left her. He grew up in the projects of Hampton. During his early childhood years, he was loved by the neighborhood kids and was given the nickname "Bubba Chuck". A childhood friend, Jaime Rogers, said that Iverson would always look out for the younger kids and that "He could teach anybody". At the age of 13 his father figure in his life, Michael Freeman, was arrested in front of him for dealing drugs. Iverson failed the eighth grade because of absences and moved to get out of the projects, he attended Bethel High School, where he started as quarterback for the school football team, while playing running back, kick returner, defensive back. He started at point guard for the school basketball team. During his junior year, Iverson was able to lead both teams to Virginia state championships, as well as earn The Associated Press High School Player of the Year award in both sports.
Iverson played for the Boo Williams AAU basketball team, won the 1992 17-and-under AAU national championship. On February 14, 1993, Iverson and several of his friends were involved in an altercation with several other patrons at a bowling alley in Hampton, Virginia. Iverson's crowd was raucous and had to be asked to quiet down several times, a shouting duel began with another group of youths. Shortly after that, a huge fight erupted. During the fight, Iverson struck a woman in the head with a chair. He, three of his friends, who were black, were the only people arrested. Iverson, 17 at the time, was convicted as an adult of the felony charge of maiming by mob, a used Virginia statute, designed to combat lynching. Many people around the Virginian area believed the incident to be a product of racial prejudice; the brawl was with a group of white Poquoson High School students. A videotape surfaced of the incident that shows Iverson leaving shortly after the fighting began. Iverson said of the incident:For me to be in a bowling alley where everybody in the whole place know who I am and be crackin' people upside the head with chairs and think nothin' gonna happen?
That's crazy! And what kind of a man would I be to hit a girl in the head with a damn chair? I rather have'em say, they waited eight months to try Iverson as an adult, the lead detective lied on the stand about telling Iverson "to take pictures" when he went down to the courthouse. The court said that Iverson maimed three people, a 60-year sentence. Iverson drew a 15-year prison sentence, with 10 years suspended. After Iverson spent four months at Newport News City Farm, a correctional facility in Newport News, he was granted clemency by Virginia Governor Douglas Wilder, the Virginia Court of Appeals overturned the conviction in 1995 for insufficient evidence; this incident and its impact on the community is explored in the documentary film No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson. "They wanted to make an example out of Iverson," said Iverson's high school basketball coach. "Only defendants not given bond are capital murderers" said James Elleson, Iverson's lawyer. Tom Brokaw and the public played a huge role in the release of Iverson.
There were rallies and marches for all four black men that were incarcerated, Brokaw did a special interview with Iverson from the jail. In this special, Iverson was apologetic and
The Toshiba DeRoI-class was a group of nine boxcab-style electric locomotives with regenerative braking and the capability for multiple-unit control manufactured by built by Toshiba in 1943-1944. They were similar to the Mitsubishi-built DeRoI-class locomotives and the DeRoNi-class locomotives built by Hitachi, they were built for the Chosen Government Railway, after the partition of Korea were inherited by the Korean State Railway of North Korea, where they were known as the Chŏngiha class. The first electrified railway in Korea was the 29.7 km 1,067 mm narrow gauge streetcar line in Seoul running from Seodaemun to Cheongnyang-ni via Cheongno and Dongdaemun, opened on 18 April 1898 by the Hanseong Electric Company. This was the first railway of any type in Korea, having preceded the 33.2 km Gyeongin Railway from Noryangjin to Jemulpo, which opened on 18 September 1899. The first electrified standard gauge mainline railway in Korea was the owned Geumgangsan Electric Railway, which on 1 August 1924 opened a 28.8 km line from Cheorwon to Geumhwa electrified at 1,500 V DC.
The line was extended from Cheorwon to Naegeumgang. The Government-General of Korea began working on a national electric power policy in November 1926, the resulting plan was completed in December 1931. Chapter 4, "Utilising Electricity in Transportation in Korea" dealt with the electrification of Korea's railways. In 1937, a plan to electrify the Bokgye–Gosan section of the Gyeongwon Line, the Jecheon–Punggi section of the Gyeonggyeong Line and the Gyeongseong–Incheon Gyeongin Line was submitted to the Imperial Diet, which approved it in 1940. Sentetsu issued its requirement for an electric locomotive in 1938, beginning discussions with Mitsubishi in that year regarding the implementation of the electrification plan. Part of the Railway Bureau's goal with the electrification plan was to set a new world speed record, to go with that, a state-of-the-art locomotive was desired; the project entailed many Japanese firsts, including the first use of 3,000 V electrification, specific to the DeRoI class locomotive, the first use of regenerative brakes.
The resulting design was similar to the EF12 class of the Japanese National Railways. When the electrification of rail lines in Korea was begun in 1943, Sentetsu ordered twenty DeRoI class locomotives of 135 tons - sixteen from Toshiba and four from Mitsubishi; the original class name, デロイ, comes from the Sentetsu classification system for electric locomotives: DeRoI = De, for "electric", Ro, to indicate six powered axles, I, indicating the first class of electric locomotive with six powered axles. Though quite similar in appearance to the Hitachi-built DeRoNi class and the Mitsubishi-built versions of the DeRoI class, there were a number of features that distinguished the Toshiba-built DeRoI class from the others; these were: unequal spacing of side windows. Although the major design work of the type was undertaken by Mitsubishi, the first DeRoI-type locomotives delivered to Sentetsu were those built by Toshiba. DeRoI-1 arrived at Busan in December 1943, where it was assembled at Sentetsu's Busan works before being sent to Gyeongseong, where it was displayed for the public.
As none of the planned electrification of Sentetsu lines had been completed yet, the first tests were carried out at Cheorwon Station, under the 1,500 V electrification of the Geumgangsan Electric Railway. The sixteen units ordered from Toshiba were intended for use on the Kyŏngwŏn Line. Although the Gyeonggyeong Line electrification was to have been the first to be undertaken, it was the Bokgye–Gosan section of the Gyeongwon Line where the first electrification was completed, in 1944. After a test of the 2,000 kW mercury rectifier transformer was carried out on 13 February, the first test trains were run on 27 and 28 March. Operation of revenue trains on the Bokgye–Gosan section was switched from steam to electric traction on 1 April 1944. At the time of the partition of Korea after the end of the Pacific War, of the five Toshiba-built DeRoI class locomotives, four were in the North and one was in the South, in Seoul for repairs. After the partition, the Allied General Headquarters in Tokyo ordered the delivery of three Mitsubishi-built and seven Toshiba-built DeRoI class locomotives to Korea as reparations.
DeRoI 6 had been completed in November 1944 and taken to the port at Kobe, for delivery, but was subsequently returned to the factory. Numbers 7 through 9 were built and delivered in 1947, while the last three, numbers 10 through 12, were completed in 1949. Of the locomotives delivered after the partition, all but one were captured by the North Korean army and taken to the North, thus of the 16 units built, 15 ended up in the North. Plans were made f
"Love Religion" is a song recorded by German dance act U96. It was released in October 1994 as the lead single from Club Bizarre. Unlike U96's previous songs, "Love Religion" is more trance-oriented pop; the background vocals are performed by actress and TV host Daisy Dee. It peaked at number 2 in Finland and Sweden, was a top 10 hit in Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland. On the Eurochart Hot 100, the song reached number 12; the single sold to Gold in Germany. The music video for "Love Religion" was directed by producer Nico Beyer. CD single"Love Religion" — 3:35 "Love Religion" — 6:57CD maxi"Love Religion" — 3:35 "Love Religion" — 6:57 "Love Religion" — 4:05 "Love Religion" — 6:57CD maxi - UK"Love Religion" — 3:35 "Love Religion" — 6:57 "Love Religion" — 5:44 "Love Religion" — 6:57 "Love Religion" — 3:3512" maxi"Love Religion" — 6:57 "Love Religion" — 6:57 "Love Religion" — 4:05CD maxi - Remixes / 12" maxi - Remixes"Love Religion" — 5:24 "Love Religion" — 5:28 "Love Religion" — 6:11 "Love Religion" — 5:30 "Love Religion" — 6:59 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics