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Asger Aaboe

Asger Hartvig Aaboe was a historian of the exact sciences and mathematician, known for his contributions to the history of ancient Babylonian astronomy. He studied mathematics and astronomy at the University of Copenhagen, in 1957 obtained a PhD in the History of Science from Brown University, where he studied under Otto Neugebauer, writing a dissertation "On Babylonian Planetary Theories". In 1961 he joined the Department of the History of Science and Medicine at Yale University, serving as chair from 1968 to 1971, continuing an active career there until retiring in 1992. In his studies of Babylonian astronomy, he went beyond analyses in terms of modern mathematics to seek to understand how the Babylonians conceived their computational schemes, he was elected to the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters in 1975, served as president of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences from 1970 to 1980, was a member of many other scholarly societies. Aaboe married Joan Armstrong on 14 July 1950.

The marriage produced four children: Kirsten Aaboe, Erik Harris Aaboe, Anne Aaboe, Niels Peter Aaboe. Episodes from the Early History of Mathematics, New York: Random House, 1964. "Scientific Astronomy in Antiquity", Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, A.276. "Mesopotamian Mathematics and Astrology", The Cambridge Ancient History, Vol. III, part 2, chap. 28b, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991, ISBN 978-0-521-22717-9 Episodes from the Early History of Astronomy, New York: Springer, 2001, ISBN 0-387-95136-9. Bergren, Len. "Asger Hartvig Aaboe: 26 April 1922 to 19 January 2007". Centaurus. Blackwell Munksgaard. 49: 172–7. Doi:10.1111/j.1600-0498.2007.00065.x. Britton, John P.. "In memoriam Asger Hartvig Aaboe". Aestimatio. Institute for Research in Classical Philosophy and Science. 3: 119–22. Retrieved 13 September 2016. Goldstein, Bernard R.. "Asger Hartvig Aaboe". Journal for the History of Astronomy. Cambridge, UK: Science History Publications. 38: 261–3. King, David A.. "Eloge: Asger Hartvig Aaboe".

Isis. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 98: 796–8. Doi:10.1086/529271. Steele, John. "In Memoriam: Asger Aaboe". Historia Mathematica. Elsevier. 34: 377–9. Doi:10.1016/j.hm.2007.07.001. O'Connor, John J.. Asger Hartvig Aaboe at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

Oxford Archaeology

Oxford Archaeology is one of the largest and longest-established independent archaeology and heritage practices in Europe, operating from three permanent offices in Oxford and Cambridge, working across the UK. OA is a Registered Organisation with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists, carries out commercial archaeological fieldwork in advance of development, as well as a range of other heritage related services. Oxford Archaeology operates in the UK, but has carried out contracts around the world, including Sudan, Central Asia and the Caribbean. Numbers of employees vary owing to the project-based nature of the work, but in 2014 OA employed over 220 people; the registered head office is in Osney Mead, southern England. Other offices are OA North in Lancaster, northern England, OA East in Bar Hill, eastern England. Between 2007 and 2011, OA had offices in Caen, northern France. In the late 1960s, the created Oxford City and County Museum led the archaeological response to a development boom in Oxfordshire.

However, the museum lacked the resources to tackle the rescue crisis alone. The museum's answer was to form independent excavation committees in response to specific development threats, starting in Oxford in 1967; these committees were registered charities with public benefit at the heart of their purpose. They employed short-term contract staff, supplemented by volunteer diggers. Soon a number of committees were operating, which tended to have the same governing members drawn from Central and Local Government, Oxford University and local archaeological societies, they competed for the same funds. A consensus emerged that this duplication was wasteful and that all the committees should pool their resources to provide a county-wide service for archaeological research, using the opportunities presented by development, thus the Oxfordshire Archaeological Committee and its executive arm, the Oxfordshire Archaeological Unit, came into existence in 1973. In the following years, the company adjusted flexibly to changing conditions, expanded outside the county.

It became a limited liability company, adjusted to new funding streams, it embraced new methods and technologies. The company began trading as Oxford Archaeology in 2001. Recent notable excavations include the excavation of prehistoric flint scatters and a Roman bloomery at the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road, the medieval friary of Greyfriars at Westgate Oxford, a WWI mass grave of Australian soldiers at Fromelles; the Lancaster University Archaeological Unit, together with its staff, became the northern office of Oxford Archaeology on 1 November 2001. This followed a decision that the needs of a professional archaeological unit could no longer be best served by its continuance within the university. OAN continued the wide range of work undertaken in the past, from desk-based assessments, through evaluation and rapid surveys of both the landscape and the built and industrial environments, to major excavations. Particular specialisations are upland survey and the excavation and recording of standing industrial remains.

OAN has taken the lead within OA on all archaeological projects carried out by the organisation throughout the north of England. OAN has worked on a great number of sites across northern England, brought them to publication; these have included infrastructure projects on the A1, A66, the Asselby to Pannal and West East Link Main pipelines, the Carlisle North Development Route. OAN has worked extensively on cemeteries and burials across northern England, including a Viking cemetery at Cumwhitton and post-medieval graveyards, at Furness Abbey where a high-ranking clergyman was excavated. Since the North was the cradle of the Industrial Revolution, the investigation of factories and workers’ housing forms an important part of OAN's work. In 2008, Cambridgeshire County Council's Field Unit, CAMARC, joined Oxford Archaeology as its third regional centre. CAMARC itself was a revised name for an organisation, given a variety of titles over more than 20 years of existence, its lineage started in the early 1980s with Manpower Services Commission-funded community programme projects, it continued to carry out developer-funded work in the mid-80s as the'Archaeological Field Unit'.

OAE continues to deliver major programmes for infrastructure projects and for smaller-scale developments in both rural and urban areas. Its large rural landscape projects include complex Middle Bronze Age field systems and settlements at Clay Farm, Trumpington. Recent urban schemes include the Itter Crescent Roman villa excavation in Peterborough and excavations of Victorian and Medieval settlement relating to Stourbridge Fair at Harvest Way, Newmarket Road, Cambridge. Having published some 200 monographs and booklets, Oxford Archaeology has established itself as a major publisher of archaeological reports with the production of monograph series, such as Thames Valley Landscapes and Lancaster Imprints, contributions to other major series, including East Anglian Archaeology Reports. OA has produced many ‘popular’ publications and booklets written in a less technical style. List of publications: Publications include Yarnton: Iron Age and Romano-British Settlement and Landscape, which describes the Iron Age and Roman occupation of a multi-period landscape on the floodplain and gravel terrace of the River Thames, Archaeology at the Waterfront: 1: Investigating Liverpool's Historic Docks, which presents the fi

Chickenman (radio series)

Chickenman was an American radio series created by Dick Orkin that spoofs comic book heroes, inspired by the mid-1960s Batman TV series. The series was created in 1966 on Chicago radio station WCFL, was syndicated notably on Armed Forces Radio during the Vietnam War. According to public radio show, This American Life, "Chickenman first soared the radio airwaves from 1966 to 1969; these were these short little things, each one two minutes long or so, starting on WCFL in Chicago, but spreading to over 1,500 radio stations. According to the people who syndicate Chickenman, it has been translated into German, into Dutch, into Swedish."In the series, Benton Harbor, a shoe salesman at a large downtown Midland City department store, spends his weekends striking terrific terror into the hearts of criminals everywhere as that fantastic fowl, Chickenman. Or, at least, that's. In reality, he hangs around the Police Commissioner's office and irritates the Commissioner's secretary, Miss Helfinger; each episode begins with an overly-dramatic theme, a four-note trumpet sound echoed with Benton Harbor's "Buck-buck-buck-buuuuuck" chicken call, followed by a rousing cry of "Chicken-mannnn!" and voices shouting, "He's everywhere!

He's everywhere!" This tagline became a memorable catchphrase because it's repeated again at the end of each episode, two and a half minutes later. Midway through the series, in 1973, Orkin added special weekend episodes called Chickenman vs. the Earth Polluters. In 1976, a special LP was created by Orkin and Bert Berdis: Chickenman Returns, an updated radio show in 1977, Chickenman Returns for the Last Time Again. Chickenman was created in 1966 by Dick Orkin, at the time a production director at WCFL in Chicago. WCFL's Program Director, Ken Draper, was inspired by the success of the Batman TV show, asked Orkin to put together a two-and-a-half-minute comedy feature with a "camp" sensibility. In a 1996 article, Orkin explained, "I was never clear about what'camp' meant, except that I guess it had something to do with the sacredness of absolute values that, when extended to irrational limits, became just plain silly... Thank God I hadn't known'camp' was considered a literary technique, or that would have killed the doing of it for me."Orkin's Chickenman series was part of the late morning show hosted by Jim Runyon.

Orkin played the male characters, including Police Commissioner Benjamin Norton. In a 1992 interview, Orkin admitted that Benton's character was "a little cardboardy," and refuted the rumors that Benton resembles Orkin's own character: "This is, of course, nonsense; the resemblance is not close to rough. It's precise."The female characters on the show were performed by Jane Roberts, a Chicago theater actress who worked at WCFL as the traffic reporter. "She would listen to municipal traffic channels and coordinate the information for airing on WCFL," Orkin recalls. "She would put on a rather husky, sexy voice and play herself off as Trooper 36-24-36. Jane was the only ` female' talent, and she was the best at what she did." Roberts' characters included the almost-unflappable Miss Helfinger, Chickenman's mother Mildred Harbor, his mother's oldest friend Emma Leckner, Emma's attractive-and-still-single daughter Sadye. Runyon performed the narration, including a closing tag for each episode that memorably began with an astonished "Well-l-l-l-l."

According to Orkin, "Jim was incredible, he would adlib an ending for each episode. Jim made the work fun -- because we never knew what he was going to come up with, his big goal was to break us up at the ending and make us laugh."Chickenman's rogues gallery includes the Choker, the Hummer, the Chicken-Plucker, the Dog Lady, Big Clyde Crushman, the Bear Lady, the Very Diabolical Rodney Farber, the Couple From SHTICK. Benton Harbor is prone to spoonerisms, such as "I shall not rest while rime runs crampant in the streets of Midland City."Chickenman roams Midland City seeking criminals in his yellow crime-fighting car, appropriately known as the Chicken Coupe. He has a secret headquarters, the Chicken Cave, accessible through a trap door in his bedroom closet, his armaments include the Geshtunkana Ray Gun, not lethal but makes the target "geshtunkana" for 24 hours. When Chickenman is busy, his mother Mildred fills in as "the Maternal Marauder", sometimes known as "the Masked Mother"; as the popularity of the show grew, Orkin created a production company: "I only intended the Chickenman series to run for a period of two weeks — but it lasted much longer — it went on for four or five months.

A syndication company from Texas came in and asked if they could distribute the program nationally. We said "yes." It was that we formed an actual company, at the station, to continue producing the series. Chickenman was produced under the station's production banner for the next five years I bought the show just prior to leaving WCFL in the early 1970s. I continued to produce and syndicate it on my own." There was a follow up series named Amazon Ace produced under the name Camp Associates but distributed by SPOT Productions which had distributed Chickenman. In 1973, Orkin's production company revived the series as Chickenman vs. the Earth-Polluters, an ecology series in which the "Fearless Feathered Fighter" battles pollution in Midland City, organizing the BEAK Patrol. A total of 52 episodes were recorded. In 1977, Orkin produced Chickenman Returns for the Last Time Again; the "Wonderful White-Winged Warrior" fe

Trần Quốc Hoàn

Trần Quốc Hoàn was the first Minister of Public Security of North Vietnam and the longest serving. He served in that role from 1952 through unification to 1981, he laid the foundation for structure of Vietnam's security services. He was a member of the Polit Buro from 1972 until 1980, he was born as Nguyễn Trọng Cảnh on 23 January 1916, in Nam Trung village, Nam Đàn District, Nghệ An Province. He participated in the 1930 uprising, joined the Indochina Communist party in March 1934. During the late 1930s he was involved with the student movement in Huế and Hanoi, as well as various youth organizations, he was Secretary of the Committee. In May 1940, he was sent to the prison at Sơn La.. Released in May 1945, he continued his revolutionary activities, becoming Party Secretary for Tonkin. In 1951 he was made Deputy Minister of police. On 2 May 1952 he became Director General of Public Security of Vietnam, the following year the agency's name was changed to Ministry of Security with Trần Quốc Hoàn at its head.

Trần was known as the Beria of Vietnam, in reference to Lavrentiy Beria, Joseph Stalin's notorious secret police chief. A street in the Cầu Giấy District of Hanoi is named after Trần Quốc Hoàn

Eagle Han-ying

Eagle Han-ying was a Korean and Hong Kong actor and martial artist. Han made his debut in Lee Man Hui's The Midnight Sun, 3 years he appeared in Bruceploitation film Return of the Red Tiger and Return of Fist of Fury which gave him more attention and Han gained his role. Han made several films with Godfrey Ho under the name Eagle Han appearing in villain roles he traveled between Korea and Hong Kong made classic martial art movies, but before he met Godfrey Ho, Han was first known for two Hong Kong films which he worked with Jackie Chan, James Tien and Yen Shi Kwan. Han made cameo appearance in Jackie Chan`s first directing movie The Fearless Hyena and he is best known for his role as Nan Qing in Jackie Chan's Dragon Fist. After making several films in the 1980s, he retired from acting in 1987. However, in 1992 he made the appearance once again in Walking Towards the Sky the Korean movie and in addition he made the appearance in 1997 television series Love and War. After Walking Towards the Sky, Han became a monk in Gyeongsang Province after his retirement from filming business.

In 2002 he was diagnosed with stomach cancer and died August 12, 2003. The Midnight Sun Kill the Shogun extra Return of Red Tiger as thug leader Young Ja`s Heydays Wonderman from Shaolin Duel with the Devils Gate of Life or Death Return of Fist of Fury Manhaunt The Fist of Hercules Manhunt The Fearless Hyena as one of Unicorn`s man who challenges Yen Chuen Wong Dragon Fist as Nan Qing Death Duel of Kung Fu as To Ku Lan Quick Step Mantis Fist of Hercules Champ Against Champ Fire Lord Ninja Holocaust Shaolin Drunken Monkey as Silver Eagle Hitman in the Hand of Buddha as Shaolin Monk The Shaolin Drunken Monk as Wong Kin Chung Duel of the Tough 10 Shaolin Disciples as Warlord The Snake Strikes Back Jackie and Bruce to the Rescue Revenge of Drunken Master Incredible Shaolin Thunderkick Fist of the Golden Monkey 7-Star Grand Mantis as white cane beggar Shaolin and Taichi Sandong Chinese Restaurant South Shaolin VS North Shaolin as the big boss Ninja VS Shaolin guards as Hung Gin Wild Panther Dragon Against Vampire Sword of Evil Power Ninja of the Magnificent The Meteor Prince from the Milky Way 3 Marihuana Milk Chocolate 1950-1990 Woman in Philopon Addict The Dark City Distant Saigon Walking Towards to the Sky Back to Even Christmas Present as father The Marine Rebelion Love and War Happy Time, Masterpiece Theater Top Fighters Eagle Han on IMDb HK Cinemagic entry

Ivo Bobul

Ivo Bobul is a Ukrainian singer. Bobul won the People's Artist of Ukraine award in 1998. Bobul started as a restaurant singer, before becoming part of the VIA Chernivtsi Philharmonic in 1980. A year he moved to Live Water, where he replaced his future wife and companion on the stage Liliа Sandulesu. Bobul was attracted by the composer Alexander Morozov, whom he joined in the composer's music center in Cherkassy. In Cherkassy, he made Ivo Bobul's Dusi Krinitsa. In 1991, Ivo began singing duets with Lilia Sandulesu. In early 1998, Ivo Bobul was awarded the title of People's Artist of Ukraine. Ivo Bobul became famous among the youth when the band Tanok na Maidani Kongo created a sarcastic song Ivo Bobul, where the singer is presented as a superhero. In 2015, Bobul and TNMK performed the song together at a concert in honor of the band's birthday. Золотий Фонд української естради Збірка інтерв’ю з Іво Бобулом