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Anthemius of Tralles

Anthemius of Tralles was a Greek from Tralles who worked as a geometer and architect in Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire. With Isidore of Miletus, he designed the Hagia Sophia for Justinian I. Anthemius was one of the five sons of Stephanus of a physician, his brothers were Dioscorus, Alexander and Metrodorus. Dioscorus followed his father's profession in Tralles. Anthemius was said to have annoyed his neighbor Zeno in two ways: first, by engineering a miniature earthquake by sending steam through leather tubes he had fixed among the joists and flooring of Zeno's parlor while he was entertaining friends and, second, by simulating thunder and lightning and flashing intolerable light into Zeno's eyes from a hollowed mirror. In addition to his familiarity with steam, some dubious authorities credited Anthemius with a knowledge of gunpowder or other explosive compound. Anthemius was a capable mathematician. In the course of his treatise "On Burning Glasses", intended to facilitate the construction of surfaces to reflect light to a single point, he described the string construction of the ellipse and assumed a property of ellipses not found in Apollonius of Perga's Conics: the equality of the angles subtended at a focus by two tangents drawn from a point.

His work includes the first practical use of the directrix: having given the focus and a double ordinate, he used the focus and directrix to obtain any number of points on a parabola. This work was known to Arab mathematicians such as Alhazen. Eutocius's commentary on Apollonius's Conics was dedicated to Anthemius; as an architect, Anthemius is best known for his work designing the Hagia Sophia. He was commissioned with Isidore of Miletus by Justinian I shortly after the earlier church on the site burned down in 532 but died early on in the project, he is said to have repaired the flood defenses at Daras. Other Anthemiuses Boyer, Carl Benjamin, A History of Mathematics, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 0-471-54397-7. Attribution: This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Heath, Thomas Little, "Anthemius", in Chisholm, Encyclopædia Britannica, 2, Cambridge University Press, p. 93 Baynes, T. S. ed. "Anthemius", Encyclopædia Britannica, 2, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, p. 103 Editions of Anthemius's "On Burning-Glasses":Dupuy, L. Περί παραδόξων μηχανημάτων.

Histoire de l'Academie des Instrumentistes, XLII. Westermann, A. Παραδοξογράφοι. "Anthemius of Tralles", Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography, 2008. O'Connor, John J..

Oakham Rural District

Oakham was a rural district in Rutland, England from 1894 to 1974, covering the north of the county. The rural district had its origins in the Oakham Rural Sanitary District, formed in 1875. Oakham RSD had an identical area to Oakham poor law union, consisted of thirty-one civil parishes of which twenty-nine were in Rutland and two in Leicestershire; the Local Government Act 1894 redesignated the area as Oakham Rural District, at the same time transferring the Leicestershire parishes of Cold Overton and Knossington to Melton Mowbray Rural District. The rural district included the town of Oakham until 1911, when it was constituted as Oakham Urban District; the Rural District Council continued to be based in the town, however. The rural district consisted of the following parishes: Ashwell Barleythorpe Barrow Braunston Brooke Burley Cottesmore Edith Weston Egleton Empingham Exton Greetham Gunthorpe Hambleton Horn Langham Leighfield Lyndon Manton Martinsthorpe Normanton Oakham Market Overton Stretton Teigh Thistleton Tickencote Whissendine Whitwell

Restless Heart (Restless Heart album)

Restless Heart is the debut album by American country music group Restless Heart. It was released by RCA Nashville in March 1985. "Let the Heartache Ride," "I Want Everyone to Cry," " Heartbreak Kid" and "Til I Loved You" were released as singles. The album reached #10 on the Top Country Albums chart. "Let the Heartache Ride" - 3:37 "I Want Everyone to Cry" - 3:27 " Heartbreak Kid" - 3:53 "Restless Heart" - 3:36 "She's Coming Home" - 3:04 "Til I Loved You" - 3:03 "Shakin' the Night Away" - 2:48 "She Danced Her Way" - 3:51 Paul Gregg - vocals, bass guitar John Dittrich - vocals, drums Greg Jennings - vocals, guitar David Innis - vocals, keyboards Larry Stewart - vocals, keyboards Dennis Holt - percussion Michael Rhodes - bass guitar Verlon Thompson - guitar

Charmaine Reid

Charmaine Reid is a badminton player from Canada. Her home is in Calgary, her coaching has been by Bryan Moody, Ardy Wiranata, Ken Poole. In 2004, she doubles. Reid won five Canadian National Championships between 2005 and 2007, two of them in women's singles, three in women's doubles, she has won one gold and four silver medals at the Pan American Games. In 2016, she was inducted into Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame in recognition of her accomplishments and contribution to the sport of badminton around the world. Women's singles Women's doubles Women's singles Women's doubles The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation since 1983. Women's singles Women's doubles Women's singles Women's doubles Mixed doubles BWF International Challenge tournament BWF International Series tournament BWF Future Series tournament Badminton Canada page for Charmaine Reid Evans, Hilary. "Charmaine Reid". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC

Joseph DaGrosa

Joseph DaGrosa is an American investor and the co-founder of MapleWood Partners, 1848 Capital Partners, General American Capital Partners. He is the president of French Ligue 1 club Girondins de Bordeaux. Joseph DaGrosa was born on August 6, 1964 in New York City and spent his childhood in Yonkers, New York, he attended the all-boys Jesuit high school, Regis, in Manhattan while living with his family in Yonkers. During this time he worked for Paine Webber, retaining this job through his university education at Syracuse University, he graduated from Syracuse University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Statistics. After beginning his career with Paine Webber, DaGrosa founded Beaconsfield Capital. DaGrosa named the company after the Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli, after discovering a biography of Disraeli while a student in London, he co-founded MapleWood Partners. DaGrosa subsequently founded 1848 Capital Partners in 2003 where he served on the boards of their portfolio companies: Jet Support Services, Sunbelt Diversified Enterprises, Franklin Mint, Big Apple Entertainment Partners, London Bridge Entertainment Partners.

While at 1848 Capital Partners, DaGrosa formed Heartland Food Corporation, the acquisition vehicle used to acquire 248 Burger King franchises out of bankruptcy. In 2014, DaGrosa joined the board of directors of the revived Eastern Air Lines. In 2016, DaGrosa cofounded General American Capital Partners, where he serves as Chairman and CEO. DaGrosa has served on the boards of The Miami Cancer Institute and Camillus House. In 2018, DaGrosa led the purchase of the French professional soccer team Girondins de Bordeaux for seventy five million euros. DaGrosa has four children and lives in Miami, Florida

Tiwi Islands

The Tiwi Islands are part of the Northern Territory, Australia, 80 km to the north of Darwin adjoining the Timor Sea. They comprise Melville Island, Bathurst Island, nine smaller uninhabited islands, with a combined area of 8,320 square kilometres. Inhabited before European settlement by the Tiwi, an Aboriginal Australian people, the islands' population was 2,453 in the 2016 Australian census; the Tiwi Land Council is one of four land councils in the Northern Territory. It is a representative body with statutory authority under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1976, has responsibilities under the Native Title Act 1993 and the Pastoral Land Act 1992; the Tiwi Islands were created by sea level rise at the end of the last ice age 6,000 to 8,000 years ago, separating them from the mainland of Australia. They are located in the Northern Territory about 80 kilometres to the north of the Australian mainland and are bounded by the Timor Sea in the north and the west, in the south by the Beagle Gulf, the Clarence Strait and Van Diemen Gulf and in the east by the Dundas Strait.

The island group consists of two large inhabited islands, nine smaller uninhabited islands. Bathurst Island accessible by sea and air. Melville Island is Australia's second largest island; the main islands are separated by Apsley Strait, which connects Saint Asaph Bay in the north and Shoal Bay in the south, is between 550 m and 5 km wide, 62 km long. At the mouth of Shoal Bay is Buchanan Island, with an area of about 3 km2. A car ferry at the narrowest point provides a quick connection between the two islands, they are inhabited by the Tiwi people, as they have been since before European settlement in Australia. The Tiwi are an Indigenous Australian people and linguistically distinct from those of Arnhem Land on the mainland just across the water, they number around 2,500. In 2011, the total population of the islands was 2,579. Most residents speak English as a second language. Most of the population live in Wurrumiyanga on Bathurst Island, Pirlangimpi and Milikapiti on Melville Island. Wurrumiyanga has a population of the other two centres around 450 each.

There are other smaller settlements, including Wurankuwu Community on western Bathurst Island. Aboriginal people have occupied the area that became the Tiwi Islands for at least 40,000 years, with creation stories relating their presence on the islands at least 7,000 years before present. Tiwi islanders are believed to have had contact with Macassan traders, the first historical record of contact between Indigenous islanders and European explorers was with the Dutch "under the command of Commander Maarten van Delft who took three ships, the Nieuw Holland, the Waijer, the Vosschenbosch, into Shark Bay on Melville Island and landed on 30 April 1705". There were other visits by explorers and navigators in the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, including by Dutchman Pieter Pieterszoon, Frenchman Nicholas Baudin and Briton Philip Parker King. In February 1824 Captain Gordon Bremer was appointed by the Admiralty, upon instruction from the British Colonial Office, to take possession of Bathurst and Melville Islands, along with the Cobourg Peninsula on the mainland to the east, subject to the land being unoccupied by any people except "...the Natives of those or any of the other Eastern Islands".

Bremer established the first European settlement on the Islands, the first British settlement in northern Australia, at Fort Dundas on Melville Island, near present-day Pirlangimpi in September 1824. However, owing in part to the hostility of the Indigenous population, it lasted only five years, being abandoned in 1829; as "the first attempted European and military settlement anywhere in northern Australia", the site is on Australia's Register of the National Estate. Despite the failure of the settlement, Bremer had claimed the northern area of the continent and adjacent islands as part of New South Wales. Jurisdiction of the Northern Territory, including the Tiwi Islands was taken over by the Government of the Colony of South Australia by instruction from the Colonial Office in 1863, but this was relinquished to the federal government, after years of negotiations, in 1911. Soon before the South Australian government handed over the Territory, it gave notice that up to 5,000 acres were available north of the 18th parallel south, which included land on Bathurst Island.

In September 1910 the German Catholic missionary Francis Xavier Gsell applied for a license to establish a Christian mission in similar way that land grants had been made in British New Guinea. In the same month the South Australian government declared the whole of Bathurst Island an Aboriginal reserve, granted 10,000 acres for the mission; the mission was established by Gsell on Bathurst Island in 1911. A timber church built in the 1930s is a prominent landmark in Wurrumiyanga; the Catholic mission had positive impacts, through access to education and welfare services, but negative effects through the suppression of Aboriginal language and culture. The Tiwi artwork in the Catholic church, the translation of Biblical stories into Tiwi, are both notable. Control of the islands was transferred to the Indigenous traditional owners through the Tiwi Aboriginal Land Trust, the Tiwi Land Council, founded in 1978; the Tiwi Islands loc