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Antipatris

Antipatris was a city built during the first century BC by Herod the Great, who named it in honour of his father, Antipater. The site, now a national park in central Israel, was inhabited from the Chalcolithic Period to the late Roman Period; the remains of Antipatris are known today as Tel Afek, although as Kŭlat Râs el'Ain. It has been identified as either the tower of Aphek mentioned by Josephus, or the biblical Aphek, best known from the story of the Battle of Aphek. During the Crusader Period the site was known as Surdi fontes, "Silent springs"; the Ottoman fortress known. Antipatris/Tel Afek lies at the strong perennial springs of the Yarkon River, which throughout history has created an obstacle between the hill country to the east and the Mediterranean to the west, forcing travellers and armies to pass through the narrow pass between the springs and the foothills of Samaria; this gave the location of Antipatris/Tel Afek its strategic importance. Antipatris was situated on the Roman road from Caesarea Maritima to Jerusalem, north of the town of Lydda where the road turned eastwards towards Jerusalem.

During the British Mandate, a water pumping station was built there to channel water from the Yarkon to Jerusalem. Today the remains of Antipatris are located east of Petah Tikva, near the old Arab village Kafr Saba, west of Kafr Qasim and Rosh HaAyin; the Bronze Age saw the construction of defensive walls, 2.5 metres to 3.5 metres wide, a series of palaces. One of these is described as an Egyptian governor residence of the 15th century BC, within, an array of cuneiform tablets were found. Philistine ware is found in the site in 12th century BC layers. Most scholars agree. While Tel-Aphek is one of them, C. R. Conder identified the Aphek of Eben-Ezer with a ruin some 3.7 miles distant from Dayr Aban, known by the name Marj al-Fikiya. Eusebius, when writing about Eben-ezer in his Onomasticon, says that it is "the place from which the Gentiles seized the Ark, between Jerusalem and Ascalon, near the village of Bethsamys," a locale that corresponds with Conder's identification; the historian Josephus mentions a certain tower called Aphek, not far from Antipatris, and, burnt by a contingent of Roman soldiers.

Antipatris was a city built by Herod the Great, named in honor of his father, Antipater II of Judea. It lay between Caesarea Maritima and Lydda, on the great Roman road from Caesarea to Jerusalem, figures prominently in Roman-era history. Today, the nearby river bears the town's old namesake in the Arabic tongue. According to Josephus, Antipatris was built on the site of an older town, called Chabarzaba, a place so-named in classical Jewish literature and in the Mosaic of Rehob. During the outbreak of the Jewish war with Rome in 64 CE, the Roman army under Cestius was routed as far as Antipatris. Paul the Apostle was brought by night from Jerusalem to Antipatris and next day from there to Caesarea Maritima, to stand trial before the governor Antonius Felix. Only one of the early bishops of the Christian bishopric of Antipatris, a suffragan of Caesarea, is mentioned by name in extant documentation: Polychronius, present both at the Robber Council of Ephesus in 449 and the Council of Chalcedon in 451.

No longer a residential bishopric, Antipatris is today listed by the Catholic Church as a titular see. In 363, the city was badly damaged by an earthquake. Ottoman records indicate. However, the Ottoman fortress was built following the publication of a firman in AD 1573:"You have sent a letter and have reported that four walls of the fortress Ras al-Ayn have been built, I have commanded that when arrives you shall the above mentioned rooms and mosque with its minaret and have the guards remove the earth outside and clean and tidy; the Turkish name of the place and fortress, pınar başı, means "fountain-head" or "head of the springs", much like the Arabic and Hebrew names. Pronounced by Arabic-speakers, it became "Binar Bashi"; the fortress was built to protect a vulnerable stretch of the Cairo-Damascus highway, was provided with 100 horsemen and 30 foot soldiers. The fortress was supposed to supply soldiers to protect the hajj route; the fortress is a massive rectangular enclosure with four corner towers and a gate at the centre of the west side.

The south-west tower is octagonal. It appeared named Chateau de Ras el Ain on the map that Pierre Jacotin compiled in 1799; the Arab peasants deserted the village in the 1920s. The site of Antipatris is included in the national park "Yarkon-Tel Afek", under the jurisdiction of the Israel National Parks Authority, incorporating the area of the Ottoman fortress, the remains of the Roman city and the British water pumping station; the earliest winepresses discovered to date in the Southern Levant were excavated adjoining the governor's residency at Tel Aphek, dated to the 13th century BC, the reign of Ramesses II. The two winepresses were plastered and possessed two treading floors in parallel configuration extending over 6 m². Beneath and next to these, the stone-lined plastered collection vats could each store over 3 m³, or 3,000 litres, of pressed grape juice. Canaanite amphor

Zig Zag (1970 film)

Zig Zag released as False Witness, is a 1970 American thriller drama film directed by Richard A. Colla and starring George Kennedy; the film was remade in India as Majboor. Paul Cameron is an insurance executive, his family will receive nothing under his current policies, but there is a huge reward for information leading to the arrest of the murderer of a businessman. Cameron frames himself for the murder in the hopes of collecting the reward money for his wife in an anonymous bank account. Cameron is found guilty and sentenced to death, but is cured of the disease, escapes in order to find the real killer and clear his name. George Kennedy as Paul Cameron Anne Jackson as Jean Cameron Eli Wallach as Mario Gambretti Steve Ihnat as Herb Gates William Marshall as Morris Bronson Joe Maross as Lieutenant Hines Dana Elcar as Harold Tracey Walter Brooke as Adam Mercer Anita O'Day as Sheila Mangan The film score was composed and conducted by Oliver Nelson, the soundtrack album was released on the MGM label.

Allmusic's Jason Ankeney noted that Nelson did "a strong job of evoking the grittiness of their urban setting" and said that "Recalling vintage jazz in both its atmosphere and vigor, the music navigates though a series of mood and tempo shifts with the precision of a race car moving in and out of traffic". The album included two tracks with lyrics by Hal David sung by Bobby Hatfield and Roy Orbison singing the Mike Curb composition "Zigzag". All compositions by Oliver Nelson escept as indicated "All You Did Was Smile" - 1:41 "Main Title from "Zigzag" - 2:30 "Guilty, Your Honor" - 1:50 "It Was You, It Was You" - 2:30 "Love Theme" - 2:39 "Earphones" - 2:03 "Zigzag" - 2:50 "The Other Car" - 3:55 "Variations of Themes" - 4:50 "I Call Your Name" - 2:32 "End Title" - 1:05 Orchestra arranged and conducted by Oliver Nelson except: Tracks 1 & 10: Arranged and conducted by Don Peak with Bobby Hatfield - vocalsTrack 7: Arranged and conducted by Don Peak with Roy Orbison - vocalsTrack 9: Buddy Collette - tenor saxophone Artie Kane - piano Joe Mondragon - bass John Guerin, Victor Feldman - drums The film has been remade in India four times: the Hindi film Majboor the Telugu film Raja the Tamil film Naan Vazhavaippen the Gujarati film Naseeb No Khel Zig Zag on IMDb Zig Zag at Rotten Tomatoes

Mohammad Mokhtari (writer)

Mohammad Mokhtari was an Iranian writer and activist. He was an active member of the Iranian Writers Association, a group, long banned in Iran due to their objection to censorship and encouraged freedom of expression. Due to his activism, he was most murdered during the Chain murders of Iran in December 1998. Mohammad Mokhtari was born in Mashhad, he graduated from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in 1969, majoring in Persian Language and Literature. He had two sons. In 1973, Mokhtari joined the literary foundation of Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh and soon became a member of its scientific committee. From 1979 until the beginning of the Cultural Revolution, Mokhtari taught at the School of Dramatic Arts of University of Tehran. In 1981, he was the secretary of the Iranian Writers’ Association for one year, he was arrested in 1982 for political reasons and imprisoned for two years and at this time he was permanently banned from working for the Iranian government. From 1986, he was on the editorial board of the Donya-ye Sokhan magazine.

He had close ties with other publications such as Takapu. Mokhtari played a key role in the re-opening of the Iranian Writers’ Association, he was a long-time member of the Association and a central figure in the Third Iranian Writers’ Association. According to friends and acquaintances, he worked eagerly for the achievement of the goals of the Association, followed its projects with patience and perseverance, he played a crucial part in the writing and publication of a letter, dated October 15, 1994, in which 134 writers stated their objection to censorship and restraints on the freedom of expression. Mokhtari was a successful researcher and respected poet and he had published several books of poetry, as well as a book on mythology. On December 3, 1998, Mr. Mokhtari left his house for shopping and never returned; the next day, police officers of Aminabad found an unidentified body in an uninhabited area of Aminabad, on the estate of a cement factory, near the road to Firuzabad. There was nothing to help identify other than a pen and a piece of paper.

The body was transferred to the police station’s forensic team. On December 10, one week after his disappearance, the body was identified at the morgue and his family remarked that there appeared to be bruising around his neck, he died on December 1998 of suffocation. His death came only a few days after the death of Iranian political activists, Parvaneh Eskandari Forouhar and her husband, Dariush Forouhar and the assassination of writer Mohammad-Ja'far Pouyandeh; the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence denied responsibility for the Mokhtari death and claimed a "foreign network" may have assassinated him. Chain murders of Iran 1988 executions of Iranian political prisoners UNESCO Director General Expresses Shock at the murder of Mohammad Mokhtari Background Briefing On The Killings in Iran Mohammad Mokhari memorial in defense of human rights in Iran

Oskar Andersson

Oskar Emil "O. A." Andersson was a Swedish one of Sweden's first true comic creators. At the age of twenty, Andersson debuted with his cartoons in the Söndags-Nisse magazine, where he soon got employed. Inspired by the early comic artists from the United States and England in the late 19th century, Andersson created Sweden's first recurring comic strips: Bröderna Napoleon och Bartholomeus Lunds från Grönköping Resa Jorden Runt, Mannen Som Gör Vad Som Faller Honom In and Urhunden, all around the turn of the century. In 1906, O. A. who suffered from long depressions and obsessive-compulsive disorder committed suicide. The reasons for this are not known, but during his work as a reportage cartoonist with the military he was exposed to severe mistreatment of military horses, which as an animal lover worsened his depression

Adampur Airport

Adampur Airport, Jalandhar is located at Adampur Town of Jalandhar district in Northern India, It is situated on Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur main Highway and 23 kilometers northeast of Jalandhar, Punjab. Adampur Airforce Station is situated here, it is the second largest military airbase of India. It lies within 100 km of Indo-Pak Border and home to No. 47 Squadron IAF and No. 223 Squadron IAF. Adampur Air Force Station, Jalandhar is old base station; the base played a crucial role in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. On 6 September 1965, the PAF attacked Indian airfields at Pathankot AFS, Halwara AFS & Adampur AFS, Jalandhar; the attacks on Halwara and Adampur were failures. The Strike group turned back before reaching Adampur. On 7 September 1965, the PAF parachuted 135 Special Services Group para commandos at three Indian airfields; the daring attempt proved to be an "unmitigated disaster". Only ten commandos were able to return to Pakistan, the rest were taken as prisoners of war. At Adampur these troops landed in residential areas where the villagers caught and handed them over to police.

The Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 on western front started with Operation Chengiz Khan on 3 December 1971. Pathankot Air Force Station was hit and runway damaged. Pathankot was covered by interceptors from Adampur AFS, Jalandhar following this first strike during the time it took the ground crew to repair its runway. During 1999 Kargil Conflict flying from Adampur AFS, Mirages of No. 7 Squadron IAF struck Tigerhill, Muntho Dhalo and Tololing. Adampur Air base operates MiG-29UPG variant after completed overhauls to the older B/UB fleet; the Airports Authority of India has built a Adampur Airport, Jalandhar at a cost of Rs 18 crore at Kandola village of Jalandhar district adjoining the airbase to facilitate commercial civil aviation. The Central government had cleared the techno-feasibility report for setting up the Adampur Airport, Jalandhar in July 2015 after AAI had inspected the proposed site of 50 acres of land after receiving No Objection Certificate from Indian Air Force. Commercial flights started on 1 May 2018 when SpiceJet began operations under the UDAN Regional Connectivity Service of the Government of India

Heidi Andreasen

Heidi Andreasen is a Faroese swimmer. She represented the Faroe Islands at the 2000 Summer Paralympics, winning three silver medals, in the S8 50m freestyle, the S8 100m freestyle, the S8 400m freestyle, a bronze in the S8 100m backstroke, she was the Faroe Islands' sole representative at the 2004 Summer Paralympics, where she won the Islands' only medal: a bronze in the S8 400m freestyle, with a time of 5:26,29. Andreasen competed again at the 2008 Summer Paralympics, was the Faroe Islands' flagbearer during the Games' opening ceremony, she did not win a medal. It was her last participation in the Paralympic Games. There were no Olympic-sized pools in the Faroe Islands. Results for Heidi Andreasen from the International Paralympic Committee