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Ansbach

Ansbach is a city in the German state of Bavaria. It is the capital of the administrative region of Middle Franconia. Ansbach is 25 miles southwest of Nuremberg and 90 miles north of Munich, on the Fränkische Rezat, a tributary of the Main river. In 2004, its population was 40,723. Developed in the 8th century as a Benedictine monastery, it became the seat of the Hohenzollern family in 1331. In 1460, the Margraves of Brandenburg-Ansbach lived here; the city has a castle known as Margrafen–Schloss, built between 1704–1738. It was not badly damaged during the World Wars and hence retains its original historical baroque sheen. Ansbach is now home to the Ansbach University of Applied Sciences; the city has connections via autobahn A6 and highways B13 and B14. Ansbach station is on the Nürnberg–Crailsheim and Treuchtlingen–Würzburg railways and is the terminus of line S4 of the Nuremberg S-Bahn. Ansbach was called Onoltesbach, a term composed of three parts; the individual word elements are "Onold", the Suffix "-es" and the Old High German expression "pah" or "bach".

The name of the city has changed throughout the centuries into Onoltespah, Onoldsbach, Onelspach and Ansbach. It was formerly known as Anspach. According to folklore, towards the end of the 7th century a group of Franconian peasants and their families went up into the wilderness to found a new settlement, their leader Onold led them to an area called the "Rezattal". This is where they founded the "Urhöfe". More settlers, such as the "Winden-Tribe" came, the farms grew into a small village. Many villages around Ansbach were founded by the "Winden" during that period. A Benedictine monastery was established there around 748 by the Frankish noble St Gumbertus; the adjoining village of Onoltesbach is first noticed as a proper town in 1221. The counts of Öttingen ruled over Ansbach until the Hohenzollern burgrave of Nürnberg took over in 1331; the Hohenzollerns made Ansbach the seat of their dynasty until their acquisition of the Margraviate of Brandenburg in 1415. After the 1440 death of Frederick I, a cadet branch of the family established itself as the margraves of Ansbach.

George the Pious introduced the Protestant Reformation to Ansbach in 1528, leading to the secularization of Gumbertus Abbey in 1563. The Markgrafenschloß was built between 1704–1738, its gardens continued to be a notable attraction into the 19th century. In 1791, the last margrave sold his realm to the Kingdom of Prussia. In 1796, the Duke of Zweibrücken, Maximilian Joseph — the future Bavarian king Max I Joseph — was exiled to Ansbach after Zweibrücken had been taken by the French. In Ansbach, Maximilian von Montgelas wrote an elaborate concept for the future political organization of Bavaria, known as the Ansbacher Mémoire. Napoleon forced Prussia to cede Ansbach and its principality to Bavaria in the Franco-Prussian treaty of alliance signed at Schönbrunn Palace on 15 December 1805 at the end of the Third Coalition; the act was confirmed by the 1815 Congress of Vienna. Ansbach became the capital of the circle of Middle Franconia following the unification of Germany. Jewish families were resident in Ansbach from at least the end of the 18th century.

They set up a Jewish Cemetery in the Ruglaender Strasse, vandalised and razed under the Nazi regime in the Kristallnacht. It was repaired in 1946. A plaque on the wall of the cemetery commemorates these events; the Jewish Congregation built its synagogue at No 3 Rosenbadstrasse, but it too was damaged by the SA, though it was not burnt down for fear of damaging the neighbouring buildings. It serves today as a "Symbolic House of God". A plaque in the entrance serves as a memorial to the synagogue and to Jewish residents who were murdered during the Holocaust. In 1940, at least 500 patients were deported from the Heil- und Pflegeanstalt Ansbach to the extermination facilities Sonnenstein and Hartheim which were disguised as psychiatric institutions, as part of the Action T4 euthanasia action, they were gassed there. At the clinic in Ansbach itself, around 50 intellectually disabled children were injected with the drug Luminal and killed that way. A plaque was erected in their memory in 1988 in the local hospital at No. 38 Feuchtwangerstrasse.

During World War II, a subcamp of Flossenbürg concentration camp was located here. During the Second World War the Luftwaffe and Wehrmacht had bases here; the nearby airbase was the home station for the I/KG53 operating 38 Heinkel He 111 bombers. On 1 September 1939 this unit was one of the many that participated in the attack on Poland that started the war. All of its bridges were destroyed during the course of the war. During the Western Allied invasion of Germany in April 1945, the airfield was seized by the United States Third Army, used by the USAAF 354th Fighter Group which flew P-47 Thunderbolts from the aerodrome from late April until the German capitulation on 7 May 1945. At the end of the war, 19-year-old student Robert Limpert tried to get the town to surrender to the US Forces without a fight, he was betrayed by Hitler Youth and was hung from the portal of the City H

China Airlines Flight 120

China Airlines Flight 120 was a scheduled flight from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport in Taoyuan County, Taiwan to Naha Airport in Okinawa, Japan. On August 20, 2007, the Boeing 737-800 aircraft operating the flight caught fire and exploded after landing and taxiing to the gate area at Naha Airport. Four people—three from the aircraft and one ground crew—sustained injuries in the accident; the China Airlines aircraft, registration B-18616, had been delivered in July 2002. Like other Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft, it was equipped with CFM56-7B26 engines. There were 157 passengers on board the aircraft, including 2 infants. Of the number, 110 passengers were from Taiwan, 23 were from Japan, 24 were from other countries; the crew of eight were Taiwanese, with one Japanese flight attendant. The plane landed at 10:26 a.m. local time and taxied to the gate area by 10:34. Ground crew noticed flames coming from engine number 2 as Captain You Chien-kou shut it down in anticipation of gate connection.

Informed about the situation by air traffic controllers, the captain ordered an emergency evacuation. All passengers and flight attendants managed to leave the aircraft safely through the four hatches using slides. Captain You and First Officer Tseng Ta-wei left the aircraft through the cockpit windows when the last flight attendant had fled from the right aft hatch. After the evacuation of the last person, the number 2 engine and right wing fuel tanks exploded and burst violently into flames, igniting a blaze that destroyed the aircraft. A statement from the airline confirmed. A 57-year-old Taiwanese man suffered from hypertension and an 8-year-old girl from Hong Kong felt unwell. An airport ground crew member was hurt during evacuation on the ground, a flight attendant, the last person to leave the cabin, fell over on the ground when the aircraft exploded, it took about four and a half minutes from when the fire was reported to the airport fire service until the start of fire fighting actions.

Japanese regulations require a response time of three minutes or less. The delay was in part because the tower controller could not hear the fire crews' radioed requests for permission to use the taxiways to reach the fire - with no response, the fire crews decided to use the taxiways anyway without permission; the taxiways of Naha Airport were closed until 11:03 a.m. because of the incident. According to Naha Airport air traffic control, the status of the aircraft was normal in that there was no report of any abnormal situation during cruising or landing. Following the accident, the Republic of China Civil Aeronautics Administration grounded all 14 remaining Boeing 737-800s of China Airlines, Mandarin Airlines and the Republic of China Air Force for inspection of the fuel systems; the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau asked Japanese operators of 737-700 and 737-800 aircraft to inspect their aircraft. No anomalies were found and the aircraft returned to service. Since no people were killed in the fire, China Airlines continues to operate Flight 120 from Taipei to Okinawa/Naha.

The cause of the accident was investigated by the Aircraft and Railway Accidents Investigation Commission of Japan. The crew, as confirmed by the recording in the cockpit voice recorder, did not observe any abnormalities before the incident; the investigating team confirmed that the aircraft caught fire in the gate area and there was no sign of fuel leakage during taxiing to the gate. The investigation focused on the possibility. At a news conference on August 24, investigators revealed that a bolt, which had come loose from the slat track, had punctured the right wing fuel tank, creating a hole 2–3 centimetres in diameter. China Airlines stated they would compensate passengers NT$1000 for every kilogram of luggage lost, for a maximum of NT$20,000 for checked-in pieces of luggage and another NT$20,000 maximum for carry-on luggage. In the stock trading after the accident, China Airlines stock fell along with Taiwan Fire & Marine Insurance Co. Due to the accident, on August 25, the United States Federal Aviation Administration ordered emergency inspections of wing leading-edge slat tracks on all Next Generation Boeing 737 aircraft.

The Emergency Airworthiness Directive from the FAA requires operators to inspect the slat track downstop to check for missing parts, ensure proper installation, check the inside of the slat can for foreign object debris and damage. The directive requires operators to inspect within every 3000 flight cycles thereafter. Following feedback from completed inspections revealing loose parts in several other aircraft and one with a damaged slat can, the FAA issued a new emergency airworthiness directive on August 28. Airlines were required to perform the inspection on Next Generation Boeing 737 aircraft within 10 days instead of 24 days. In addition, the AD required a one-time torquing of the nut and bolt in the downstop assembly for the slat track within 24 days. On 28 August 2009, the Japan Transport Safety Board published the results of the investigation, it is considered probable that this accident occurred through the following causal chain: When the aircraft retracted the slats after landing at Naha Airport, the track can that housed the inboard main track of the No. 5 slat on the right wing was punctured, creating a hole.

Fuel leaked out through the hole. A fire started when the leaked fuel came into contact with high-temperature areas on the right engine after the aircraft stopped in its assigned spot, the aircraft burned out after several explosions. With regard to the cause of the puncture i

Lasse Ã…berg

Lars Gunnar Åberg is a Swedish actor, film director and artist. Between 1960 and 1964 he studied at the Konstfack department of graphic design.Åberg has produced some of the most successful films in Sweden, depicting "typical" Swedish life and customs in a humorous way. Åberg's character can be described as an inept outsider with a large heart pushed aside without noticing. His films have generated over 300 million Swedish kronor in Sweden alone, his 1980 film Sällskapsresan entered into the 12th Moscow International Film Festival. As an artist, he is famous for making various lithographs, he is a member of Svenska Serieakademien. He re-designed the seat textiles for the Stockholm Metro subway in the 1990s; as a musician, he played in the nationally successful band Electric Banana Band. Åberg is the creator of Trazan & Banarne, one of the most beloved Swedish children's shows ever. It was shown on Sveriges Television in the late 1970s/early 1980s; the characters of the show, Trazan Apansson and Banarne are members of the Electric Banana Band.

At the 17th Guldbagge Awards he won the Ingmar Bergman Award. At the 27th Guldbagge Awards he won the award for Best Actor for his role in Den ofrivillige golfaren. 1972 – 47'an Löken blåser på 1979 – Repmånad 1980 – Sällskapsresan 1983 – Kalabaliken i Bender 1985 – Sällskapsresan 2 - Snowroller 1988 – S. O. S. - En segelsällskapsresa 1991 – Den ofrivillige golfaren 1999 – Hälsoresan - En smal film av stor vikt 2011 – The Stig-Helmer Story 1984 – Lasses klokbok för vetgiriga barn 1985 – Ölvännernas matbok 1988 – Två lösa Boy och Rekordmagasinet 1996 – Åbergs museum 2003 – En skridskobanan på skridskobanan: En bok om ord som är lika som bär men bär olika betydelse 2008 – Souvenirer 2011 – The Stig Helmer Stories Lasse Åberg on IMDb Lasse Åberg at the Swedish Film Database New York Times entry Åbergs Museum

David Oliver (doctor)

David Oliver is a British physician specialising in the geriatric medicine and acute general internal medicine. He was President of the British Geriatrics Society from 2014 to 2016, he is Visiting Professor of Medicine for Older People in the School of Community and Health Sciences at City University London and a King's Fund Senior Visiting Fellow. He was the UK Department of Health National Clinical Director for Older People's Services from 2009 to 2013, he is a researcher, writer and lecturer on services for older people and a regular blogger and media commentator. He was elected as Clinical Vice President of the Royal College of Physicians, London, he attended Northern Moor and Northenden in Manchester. He attended Manchester Grammar School, he gained his Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in London in 1998. He worked in South London from 2004 he held a General Internal Medicine position in Reading, now part of the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Oliver began his research career whilst a registrar at St Thomas' Hospital in London.

He gained his research doctorate from the University of London in 2001. He was a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Social care at the University of Reading from 2004 to 2009 alongside his consultant contract at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, he has been involved with City University London. He is a visiting Professor at the University of Surrey. Alongside his clinical work Oliver was on secondment to the Department of Health from 2009 to 2013, first as specialist clinical advisor leading the national programme of work on Falls and Bone Health and as National Clinical Director for Older Peoples Services. In his government role he developed national policies around the care of older people, advised Ministers and officials and provided assistance to other clinicians with their own local services, he stood down to take on his role as BGS President-Elect, when National Clinical Director roles moved from the Department of Health to NHS England. He became President of the British Geriatrics Society, in November 2014, having been appointed for a 2-year period.

Since July 2015 he has written a weekly freelance column for The BMJ called "Acute Perspective". Oliver has written blogs for the King's Fund, The BMJ website, the British Geriatrics Society and guest blogs for other sites such as the Nuffield Trust, he writes regular opinion pieces for the Health Service Journal and BMJ and others in the national and professional press. He comments on services for older people in print and broadcast media, he has appeared on BBC 1. He has been quoted in The Independent, The Times, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mirror and Daily Mail, he was written for several other outlets in general press. He is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the King's Fund. In 2014, he was the lead author of the keynote Kings Fund Paper "Making Health and Care Systems fit for an Ageing Population", he was one of the commissioners for the Health Service Journal "Commission on Hospital Care for Frail Older People". He has campaigned on discrimination against older people in the British National Health Service, against the attitude being that the person is old and there is nothing that can be done about it.

He challenges plans for large reductions in older people in acute hospitals, saying it is "absolute la la land to think we’re going to be in a situation any time soon where older people don’t still keep piling through the doors of general hospitals." He has written about the need to focus more on healthy ageing, to make health and care professionals better trained in the care of older people. He has criticised the large NHS spend on management consultancy and pushed the case for NHS staff to learn more from other organisations within the NHS, criticised the idea that more aggressive regulation and inspection and "accountability" can bring about quality improvement in services and attacked contestible but prevalent "groupthink" and oft repeated "factoids" from the health policy "commentariat" and made the case for improving the care for older people in nursing homes rather than pretending no-one will need or want to be admitted to one. In 2014, he was named by the Health Service Journal as one of the top 100 Clinical Leaders in England and as one of the top 50 Leaders in Integrated Care

Tides of Man

Tides of Man is an American progressive rock band formed in Tampa, Florida formed in 2008. The band consists of members Spencer Gill, Josh Gould, Alan Jaye, Daniel Miller; the band's former lead vocalist Tilian Pearson departed from the group in 2010. An independent band, they signed with Rise Records and released the studio albums Empire Theory and Dreamhouse. In 2014, the band released their third studio album and Courageous. On December 20, 2010, the band announced that Pearson had left the band to focus on a new musical project; the band stated that they were going to audition new singers and continue on as a band. The departure of Pearson forced them to drop off the No Rain, No Rainbow tour with Greeley Estates and the Downtown Battle Mountain II tour with Dance Gavin Dance that took place early 2011. After Pearson's departure, the group wrote instrumental tracks while looking for a new vocalist, it was announced that Spencer Bradham has joined as keyboardist, although was clarified he only joined as a studio member due to him not being able to go on tour because of his work as audio engineer.

The band's first instrumental album and Courageous was released on February 4, 2014. The band released its second instrumental album, Every Nothing, on August 3, 2018. Songwriting is an integrative process involving every member, with the exception of vocal tracking for Empire Theory, on which Pearson recorded separately from the band, due to being in a different city. Empire Theory is a concept album about mercy with the songs being mapped out. On Dreamhouse many of the songs were written by either Gill or Pearson sitting in a room alone, coming up with a song structure and essential riffs; the drums and bass were worked individually and the songs were interactively built piece by piece. The recurring theme lyrically in Dreamhouse is about not taking the life. Timeline Studio albumsEmpire Theory Dreamhouse Young and Courageous Every Nothing EPsTides of Man "Not My Love 2" directed by Caleb Mallery "We Were Only Dreaming" directed by James Rockwell Tides of Man on Myspace

Jesus and the Eyewitnesses

Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony is a book written by biblical scholar and theologian Richard Bauckham and published in 2006. The book challenges the consensus view that, "while the eyewitnesses originated the traditions about Jesus, these were transmitted as anonymous traditions in the early Christian communities, developing in all sorts of ways in the process, reached the Gospel writers as the product of such community transmission and development." It argues that the synoptic Gospels are based "quite closely" on the testimony of eyewitnesses, while one is written by an eyewitness. The final chapter offers a theological argument against the dichotomy between the Christ of faith and the historical Jesus. Ben Witherington III described the Eyewitnesses as a paradigm shift in Gospels study. In a special issue of the Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus devoted to the book, Samuel Byrskog described it as "a remarkable achievement which rightly places the role of eyewitnesses in early Christianity on the international scholarly agenda and points to its historical and theological significance."

According to Judith CS Redman, this book contributes among others to "offer a new paradigm which does not ignore the Fourth Gospel in the search for historical information about Jesus". According to Sara Parks it is "a blend of careful work which contributes to scholarly knowledge, of heavy bias which only contributes to the polemical din" which "has always characterized Historical Jesus Research", it was awarded the "2007 Christianity Today book in biblical studies" and in 2009 the Michael Ramsey Prize for theological writing. Bauckham reflected in a 2016 radio debate that when the book was first published there was a "huge range of reactions, from people who are wildly enthusiastic to people who hate it", noted that his debate partner Bart D. Ehrman disagreed with his conclusions. An expanded second edition of Jesus and the Eyewitnesses was published by Eerdmans in 2017