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Andronicus of Rhodes

Andronicus of Rhodes was a Greek philosopher from Rhodes, the scholarch of the Peripatetic school. He is most famous for publishing a new edition of the works of Aristotle that forms the basis of the texts that survive today. Little is known about Andronicus' life, he is reported to have been the eleventh scholarch of the Peripatetic school. He taught in Rome, about 58 BC, was the teacher of Boethus of Sidon, with whom Strabo studied. Andronicus is of special interest in the history of philosophy, from the statement of Plutarch, that he published a new edition of the works of Aristotle and Theophrastus, which belonged to the library of Apellicon, were brought to Rome by Sulla with the rest of Apellicon's library in 84. Tyrannion commenced this task, but did not do much towards it; the arrangement which Andronicus made of Aristotle's writings seems to be the one which forms the basis of our present editions and we are indebted to him for the preservation of a large number of Aristotle's works.

Andronicus wrote a work upon Aristotle, the fifth book of which contained a complete list of the philosopher's writings, he wrote commentaries upon the Physics and Categories. None of these works is extant. Two treatises are sometimes erroneously attributed to him, one On Emotions, the other a commentary on Aristotle's Ethics. Falcon, Andrea. "Commentators on Aristotle". In Zalta, Edward N.. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Baynes, T. S. ed.. "Andronicus of Rhodes". Encyclopædia Britannica. II. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. P. 23. Barnes, Jonathan. "Roman Aristotle". In Barnes, Jonathan. Philosophia Togata II. Plato and Aristotle at Rome. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. Pp. 1–69. The Rediscovery of the Corpus Aristotelicum with an annotated bibliography This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed.. "Andronicus of Rhodes". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology

Public library advocacy

Public library advocacy is support given to a public library for its financial and philosophical goals or needs. Most this takes the form of monetary or material donations or campaigning to the institutions which oversee the library. Library advocacy was centered on the library itself, but current trends show libraries positioning themselves to demonstrate they provide "economic value to the community." Letter writing campaigns are chiefly intended to inform law makers, library officials, citizens about the ramifications of decisions regarding public libraries and to promote library-related causes. Letter writing has been a valuable form of communication among public library advocates. A well-timed and hand-crafted email or strategically sent letter can be a potent mechanism used to sway the decisions of elected officials and the masses. Letters are practical because they can be distributed to many individuals and can serve as representation for public library advocates who cannot attend crucial meetings or rallies.

Public libraries use programming to increase awareness of the valuable services and resources that they offer to the community. Some of these programs offer information and educational resources for library advocates and librarians while others are directed towards increasing public knowledge of library services and resources. Library Card Sign-up Month is celebrated in September as a part of The Smartest Card campaign. During Library Card Sign-up Month, the library card is promoted as the most important card that individuals can have in their wallets. Library Card Sign-Up Month is a popular program across the United States; the ALA logo for the Smartest Card campaign is, “The Smartest Card. Get it. Use it. @ your library”. "Turning the Page: Building Your Library Community" is an advocacy education and training program funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Courses are available both online and in person and are designed to give library advocates access to the training and resources to better advocate for their library’s funding needs.”

Toolkits: Frontline Advocacy is an ALA toolkit that provides librarians and library workers with the advocacy tools and support they need to advocate for their own libraries and the profession. It is intended for public, school and special libraries; the Frontline Advocacy for Public Libraries Toolkit offers a variety of helpful resources including information about blogging, speech making, data collecting. Advocating in a Tough Economy is a response to difficult economic situations when the library is increasing patronage while losing tax based funding, its toolkit contains, “resources and tools, including news clips, op-eds, statistics to help library supporters make the case for libraries in tough economic times.” The CLA provides a Copyright Grassroots Advocacy Kit to address Bill C-32, An Act to amend the Copyright Act. The contents of this kit are "a list of 8 key messages, a sample form letter to your MP, a guide for holding an in-person meeting, a link to find contact information for your MP.

The kit contains background information, including the latest CLA Position Statement “Protecting the Public Interest in the Digital World: the views of the Canadian Library Association/Association canadienne des bibliothèques on Bill C-32, An Act to amend the Copyright Act." The Australian Library and Information Association offers the Every Member An Advocate kit beginning in September 2010 to complement their Every Member An Advocate workshops, which offers advocacy tools and approaches in all sectors. Banned Books Week takes place every year during the last week of September and brings attention to the library’s mission of supporting intellectual freedom and the importance of the First Amendment. “Observed since 1982, this annual ALA event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted.” Since 2006, the Canadian Library Association has surveyed library policies challenges. In September 2010, libraries in the United Kingdom joined together to celebrate intellectual freedom by creating and publicizing Banned Books activities.

Amnesty International, a human rights organization "directs attention to the plight of individuals who are persecuted because of the writings that they produce, circulate or read." El Día de los Niños is a celebration of children and reading, held on April 30. This celebration “emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.” "Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library" is a joint project of the Public Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children Programs, which helps provide parents with tools to help them in, “their critical role as their child’s first teacher." Summer reading programs meet in many public libraries to support education and literacy while children are on summer breaks from school. Benefits of a Summer Reading Program include “encouragement that reading become a lifelong habit”, “ reluctant readers be drawn in by the activities”, “ children keep their skills up ”, “ interest in the library and books.”

Summer Reading Programs generate important child involvement with libraries and literacy. Canadian Library Month is sponsored by the Canadian Library Association/Association canadienne des bibliothèques. Public demonstrations for libraries take the form of rallies and read-ins. Rallies in support of public libraries are positive events designed to bring people together and raise awareness of issues facing public libraries, they are organized by professional library staff or by organizations like the American Lib

Barnsley Pals

The Barnsley Pals were two Pals battalions during the First World War. They were formed as 14th Battalions of the York and Lancaster Regiment; these two Pals battalions were brigaded with the Sheffield City Battalion and the Accrington Pals in the 94th Brigade of the 31st Division. The 31st Division was sent to Egypt to guard the Suez Canal before being shipped to France in March 1916. Both Barnsley Pals battalions took part in the attack on Serre on the first day of the Somme campaign; the 31st Division failed to achieve any of its objectives. The Barnsley Pals were the two reserve battalions for the Sheffield City Battalion and the Accrington Pals; the 1st Barnsley Pals suffered 275 casualties while the 2nd Barnsley Pals suffered 270 casualties on 1 July 1916. Webmatters Site on Pals Battalions Pals site

Johnson's criteria

Johnson's criteria, or the Johnson criteria, created by John Johnson, describe both spatial domain and frequency domain approaches to analyze the ability of observers to perform visual tasks using image intensifier technology. It was an important breakthrough in evaluating the performance of visual devices and guided the development of future systems. Using Johnson's criteria, many predictive models for sensor technology have been developed that predict the performance of sensor systems under different environmental and operational conditions. Night vision systems enabled the measurement of visual thresholds following World War II; the 1950s marked a time of notable development in the performance modeling of night vision imaging systems. From 1957 to 1958, Johnson, a United States Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate scientist, was working to develop methods of predicting target detection, orientation and identification. Working with volunteer observers, Johnson used image intensifier equipment to measure the volunteer observer's ability to identify scale model targets under various conditions.

His experiments produced the first empirical data on perceptual thresholds, expressed in terms of line pairs. In the first Night Vision Image Intensifier Symposium in October 1958, Johnson presented his findings in a paper entitled "Analysis of Image Forming Systems", which contained the list that would be known as Johnson's criteria; the minimum required resolution according to Johnson's criteria are expressed in terms of line pairs of image resolution across a target, in terms of several tasks: Detection, an object is present Orientation, asymmetric, horizontal, or vertical Recognition, the type object can be discerned, a person versus a car Identification, a specific object can be discerned, a woman versus a man, the specific car These amounts of resolution give a 50 percent probability of an observer discriminating an object to the specified level. Additionally, the line pairs refer to lines being displayed on an interlaced CRT monitor; each line pair corresponds to an image displayed on an LCD monitor.

John Johnson, “Analysis of image forming systems,” in Image Intensifier Symposium, AD 220160, pp. 244–273. Harney, Robert. "Combat Systems vol. 1: Sensors", Chapter 14: Imaging and Image-based Perception. 2005. Http://www.nps.navy.mil/se/harney/cbt1ch14.pdf

Peristeri B.C.

Peristeri B. C. for sponsorships reasons known as Peristeri Winmasters, is a Greek professional basketball club, founded on October 22, 1971. The club is located in Peristeri, a suburban municipality of the city of Athens, it is a part of the G. S. Peristeri multi-sports club; the club's full name is Gymnastikos Syllogos Peristeriou K. A. E.. The club's emblem is the dove symbol, the club's colors are yellow and blue. For the 2019–20 season, the team will compete in the Greek Basket League, the first tier league in Greece; the club began play in the 1971–72 season. In the 1982–83 season, Peristeri Athens won the second level of pro Greek basketball, at that time, the Greek B League. In the 1988–89 season, Peristeri won the new Greek 2nd Division championship. In the following season, of 1989–90, Peristeri played games for the first time, in the top-tier level Greek League. In the subsequent years in that era, the team was successful, many well-known basketball players played for the club. During this era, Peristeri competed in the European 3rd-tier level FIBA Korać Cup 7 times.

Well-known players such as Marko Jarić, Milan Gurović, Angelos Koronios, Michalis Pelekanos, Kostas Tsartsaris, Alphonso Ford played for the club in that era. In the 2000–01 season, led by the great scorer Ford, Peristeri finished in second place in the Greek League, in the regular season; the club competed in the European 1st-tier level EuroLeague competition, during the 2000–01 and 2001–02 seasons. In the 2002–03 season, Peristeri competed in the European 4th-tier level FIBA EuroCup Challenge. In the 2003–04 season, the club played in the European 3rd-tier level FIBA EuroChallenge. Following the 2003–04 season, Peristeri was downgraded to the Greek B League, due to great financial troubles within the Peristeri Sports Club. For the 2007–08 season, Peristeri Athens returned to the A2 Division, after finishing in second place in the Greek B League, in the 2006–07 season. Cezary Trybański signed with the team for the 2007–08 season. After the 2012–13 Greek Basket League season, Peristeri was again relegated to the Greek A2 League.

Due to economic issues, the club did not take part in the A2 League in the following season, instead competed in the Greek B League. In the 2014 -- 15 season, Peristeri finished in the 1st group of the Greek B League. Due to the withdrawal of Panionios from the Greek A2 League, Peristeri was promoted back to the A2 League, as they replaced Panionios in the competition. In the 2017–18 season, Peristeri won its third A2 League championship; the team broke the league's win/loss record during the season, finished with a record of 29 wins and just 1 loss. Thus, the club was promoted to the Greek Basket League for the 2018–19 season; the club joined one of the two European-wide secondary leagues, the FIBA Champions League, for the 2019–20 season. Peristeri has an overall record, from 1991–92 to 2003–04 of: 67 wins and 58 losses, plus 1 tie in, 126 games played in all the European-wide professional club basketball competitions. Peristeri plays its home games at the Peristeri Arena; the club has played home games at the Peristeri Olympic Boxing Hall.

Total titles: 6 Greek A2 League Champions: 1988–89, 2008–09, 2017–18 Greek B League: Champions: 1982–83, 2006–07, 2016–17 Scroll down to see more. Peristeri B. C. official site G. S. Peristeri official site Greek Basket League team profile Greek Basket League team profile Eurobasket.com Peristeri BC Athens team profile Euroleague.net Peristeri team profile Official fan site Official YouTube channel

Harry C. Browne

Harry C. Browne was an American banjo player and actor, he recorded for Columbia Records in the 1910s and 1920s. Browne was born in 1878 in Massachusetts. Before his acting career, he served in the Second Massachusetts U. S. Volunteers during the Spanish–American War and had a brief career campaigning for the Democratic Party. In fact, William Jennings Bryan the Secretary of State, offered Browne a diplomatic position in February 1914 but the latter declined. Browne worked for a stock company as an actor, casting him in plays such as Arizona and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm in the early 1900s. A skilled banjo player, Browne performed in vaudeville for seven years before recording a series of songs for Columbia Records, starting in 1916, his first record his most well-known, is a re-interpretation of the American folk song "Turkey in the Straw". Released in March 1916, Browne appropriated the standard as a coon song re-titled "Nigger Love a Watermelon Ha! Ha! Ha!". It is referred to as one of the most racist songs in American music: the song relied on the watermelon stereotype, a belief popularized in the 19th century that African-Americans had an unusual appetite for watermelons.

For the B-side, Browne choose to record the minstrel show favorite "Old Dan Tucker", marking the tune's first commercial appearance on a major label. Between 1906 and 1925, Browne appeared in at least 14 Broadway shows, including Oh, Lady! Lady!!. His film debut is believed to have been in August 1914 with the release of The Eagle's Mate. During his acting career, Browne had roles in notable films such as The Unwelcome Mrs. Hatch, The Heart of Jennifer, Closed Doors. Afterwards, he worked as an announcer and production director for CBS radio, a position he resigned from in 1931. Browne died in 1954 at 76 years of age; the Eagle's Mate The Heart of Jennifer The Flower of No Man's Land The Big Sister Scandal as Pelham Franklin Know Your Men Harry C. Browne on IMDb