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Ben Hecht

Ben Hecht was an American screenwriter, producer, playwright and novelist. A journalist in his youth, he went on to write 35 books and some of the most entertaining screenplays and plays in America, he received screen credits, alone or in collaboration, for the stories or screenplays of some seventy films. At the age of 16, Hecht ran away to Chicago, where, in his own words, he "haunted streets, police stations, theater stages, saloons, madhouses, murders, banquet halls, bookshops". In the 1910s and early 1920s, Hecht became a noted journalist, foreign correspondent, literary figure. In the 1920s, his co-authored, reporter-themed play, The Front Page, became; the Dictionary of Literary Biography – American Screenwriters calls him "one of the most successful screenwriters in the history of motion pictures". Hecht received the first Academy Award for Best Story for Underworld. Many of the screenplays he worked on are now considered classics, he provided story ideas for such films as Stagecoach. Film historian Richard Corliss called him "the Hollywood screenwriter", someone who "personified Hollywood itself".

In 1940, he wrote and directed Angels Over Broadway, nominated for Best Screenplay. In total, six of his movie screenplays were nominated with two winning. Hecht became an active Zionist after meeting Peter Bergson. Shortly before the Holocaust began in Germany, he wrote articles and plays about the plight of European Jews, such as We Will Never Die in 1943 and A Flag is Born in 1946. Of his seventy to ninety screenplays, he wrote many anonymously to avoid the British boycott of his work in the late 1940s and early 1950s; the boycott was a response to Hecht's active support of paramilitary action against British forces in Palestine and sabotaging British property there, during which time a supply ship to Palestine was named the S. S. Ben Hecht. According to his autobiography, he never spent more than eight weeks on a script. In 1983, 19 years after his death, Ben Hecht was posthumously inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame. Hecht was born in the son of Belarusian Jewish immigrants, his father, Joseph Hecht, worked in the garment industry.

His father and mother, Sarah Swernofsky Hecht, had immigrated to New York from Belarus. The Hechts married in 1892; the family moved to Racine, where Ben attended high school. For his bar-mitzvah, his parents bought him four crates full of the works of Shakespeare and Twain; when Hecht was in his early teens, he would spend the summers with an uncle in Chicago. On the road much of the time, his father did not have much effect on Hecht's childhood, his mother was busy managing a store in downtown Racine. Film author Scott Siegal wrote, "He was considered a child prodigy at age ten on his way to a career as a concert violinist, but two years was performing as a circus acrobat". After graduating from Racine High School in 1910, Hecht attended the University of Wisconsin for three days before moving to Chicago, he lived with relatives, started a career in journalism. Hecht won a job with the Chicago Daily Journal after writing a profane poem for publisher John C. Eastman to entertain guests at a party.

By age seventeen Hecht was a full-time reporter, first with the Daily Journal, with the Chicago Daily News. He was an excellent reporter. After World War I, Hecht was sent to cover Berlin for the Daily News. There he wrote Erik Dorn, it was a sensational debut for Hecht as a serious writer. The 1969 movie, Gaily, directed by Norman Jewison and starring Beau Bridges as "Ben Harvey", was based on Hecht's life during his early years working as a reporter in Chicago; the film was nominated for three Oscars. The story was taken from a portion of A Child of the Century. From 1918 to 1919, Hecht served as war correspondent in Berlin for the Chicago Daily News. According to Barbara and Scott Siegel, "Besides being a war reporter, he was noted for being a tough crime reporter while becoming known in Chicago literary circles". In 1921, Hecht inaugurated One Thousand and One Afternoons in Chicago. While it lasted, the column was enormously influential, his editor, Henry Justin Smith said it represented a new concept in journalism: the idea that just under the edge of the news as understood, the news flatly unimaginatively told, lay life.

He was going to be its interpreter. His was to be the lens throwing city life into new colors, his the microscope revealing its contortions in life and death. While at the Chicago Daily News, Hecht famously broke the 1921 "Ragged Stranger Murder Case" story, about the murder of Carl Wanderer's wife, which led to the trial and execution of war hero Carl Wanderer. In Chicago, he met and befriended Maxwell Bodenheim, an American poet and novelist known as the King of Greenwich Village Bohemians, with whom he became a lifelong friend. After concluding One Thousand and One Afternoons, Hecht went on to produce novels, plays and memoirs, but none of these eclipsed his early success in finding the stuff of literature in city life. Recalling that period, Hecht wrote, "I haunted streets, police stations, theater stages, saloons, madhouses, murders, banquet halls, bookshops. I ran everywhere in the cit

Ceyuan haijing

Ceyuan haijing is a treatise on solving geometry problems with the algebra of Tian yuan shu written by the mathematician Li Zhi in 1248 in the time of the Mongol Empire. It is a collection of 692 formula and 170 problems, all derived from the same master diagram of a round town inscribed in a right triangle and a square, they involve two people who walk on straight lines until they can see each other, meet or reach a tree or pagoda in a certain spot. It is an algebraic geometry book, the purpose of book is to study intricated geometrical relations by algebra. Majority of the geometry problems are solved by polynomial equations, which are represented using a method called tian yuan shu, "coefficient array method" or "method of the celestial unknown". Li Zhi is the earliest extant source of this method, it is a positional system of rod numerals to represent polynomial equations. Ceyuan haijing was first introduced to the west by the British Protestant Christian missionary to China, Alexander Wylie in his book Notes on Chinese Literature, 1902.

He wrote:The first page has a diagram of a circle contained in a triangle, dissected into 15 figures. There is an scholia throughout by the author; this treatise consists of 12 volumes. The monography begins with a master diagram called the Diagram of Round Town, it shows a circle inscribed in a right angle triangle and four horizontal lines, four vertical lines. TLQ, the large right angle triangle, with horizontal line LQ, vertical line TQ and hypotenuse TLC: Center of circle: NCS: A vertical line through C, intersect the circle and line LQ at N, intersects south side of circle at S. NCSR, Extension of line NCS to intersect hypotenuse TL at R WCE: a horizontal line passing center C, intersects circle and line TQ at W and circle at E. WCEB:extension of line WCE to intersect hypotenuse at B KSYV: a horizontal tangent at S, intersects line TQ at K,hypotenuse TL at Y(月)。 HEMV: vertical tangent of circle at point E, intersects line LQ at H, hypotenuse at M HSYY,KSYV, HNQ,QSK form a square, with inscribed circle C.

Line YS, vertical line from Y intersects line LQ at S Line BJ, vertical line from point B, intersects line LQ at J RD, a horizontal line from R, intersects line TQ at DThe North, South and West direction in Li Zhi's diagram are opposite to our present convention. There are a total of fifteen right angle triangles formed by the intersection between triangle TLQ, the four horizontal lines, four vertical lines; the names of these right angle triangles and their sides are summarized in the following table In problems from Vol 2 to Vol 12, the names of these triangles are used in terse terms. For instance "明差","MING difference" refers to the "difference between the vertical side and horizontal side of MING triangle. "叀差","ZHUANG difference" refers to the "difference between the vertical side and horizontal side of ZHUANG triangle." "明差叀差并" means "the sum of MING difference and ZHUAN difference" + This section (今问正数)lists the length of line segments, the sum and difference and their combinations in the diagram of round town, given that the radius r of inscribe circle is r = 120 paces a 1 = 320, b 1 = 640.

The 13 segments of ith triangle are: Hypoteneuse c i Horizontal a i Vertical b i:勾股和:sum of horizontal and vertical a i + b i:勾股校:difference of vertical and horizontal b i − a i:勾弦和:sum of horizontal and hypotenuse a i + c i:勾弦校:difference of hypotenuse and horizontal c i − a i:股弦和:sum of hypotenuse and vertical b i + c i:股弦校:difference of hypotenuse and vertical c i − b i:弦校和:sum of the difference and the hypotenuse c i +:弦校校:difference of the hypotenuse and the difference c i −:弦和和:sum the hypotenuse and the sum of vertical and horizontal a i + b i + c i:弦和校:difference of the sum of horizontal and vertical with the hypotenuse a i + b i

Te Anau Airport

Te Anau Airport, Manapouri serves the towns of Te Anau and Manapouri. It is not to be confused with the former and now closed Te Anau aerodrome located just south of that town. Te Anau Airport, Manapouri is located 15 km south of Te Anau and 5 km north of Manapouri, on State Highway 95; the airport was constructed by Mount Cook Airline as a base for the large Manapouri Powerstation project created in the 1960s. The airport was sold to the Southland District Council in 2002, they promptly set out a plan to rebuild the airport facilities to modern passenger standards expected today. A new Passenger terminal was completed in 2009, replacing the somewhat spartan building that still stands as a facilities maintenance building; the Council widened and lengthened the sealed main runway out to 1600 meters to encourage a return of scheduled services.. The sealed runway is equipped with an APAPI system, available only by pre-booking with the airport manager; the terminal building is only available with prior notice.

There is no runway lighting at present. A NDB is located 2.5NM/6.5 km NE of the airport. Scheduled services have been operated from Queenstown to Te Anau in the past, with Mount Cook Airline's Hawker Siddeley HS 748 and de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft. Air New Zealand ATR-72 aircraft operated when the HS748s and DHC-6s were retired but low passenger numbers saw the service cancelled. Air New Zealand had plans to resume a daily Christchurch service prior to the 2011 earthquake but cancelled the proposal due to a drop in tourist numbers. Since the possibility of resuming scheduled air services to Te Anau is brought up, such as in 2013 when Air New Zealand mentioned the possibility of extending an afternoon return flight from Christchurch to Queenstown on to Te Anau. Tauck World Discovery Travel charters an ATR72-500 aircraft operated by Air Chathams to fly to the airport as part of their New Zealand tours. For 2019 tours, the aircraft flies to Te Anau from Blenheim's Woodbourne Aerodrome, flies out to Queenstown.

From the end of 2014 until February 2019, Tauck chartered a Fokker 50, VH-FKO from Alliance Airlines, replaced in the last few weeks with a Fokker 70. Until the end of 2014, Tauck chartered an Air Chathams Convair 580 and, in previous years, they chartered a Vincent Aviation Bae 146-200 "Whisper Jet" to fly from Christchurch to Te Anau return each Wednesday. In October 2015, Kiwi Regional Airlines expressed an interest in flying to Te Anau, but these plans have been scrapped due to the airline ceasing operations; the airport is home to several scenic and charter flight operators which provide flights in and around Fiordland National Park. Air Chathams operates charter flights between Te Anau and the Chatham Islands using their Convair 580 aircraft during the summer months; this list only includes scheduled services operating from the airport. It does not include unscheduled charter flights. List of airports in New Zealand List of airlines of New Zealand Transport in New Zealand Official website

2009–10 Austrian Football Bundesliga

The 2009–10 Austrian Football Bundesliga is the 98th season of top-tier football in Austria. The competition is called tipp3-Bundesliga powered by T-Mobile, named after the Austrian betting company tipp3 and the Austrian branch of German mobile phone company T-Mobile; the season began on the weekend of 18 July 2009 and ended on 13 May 2010. RB Salzburg claimed the championship on their second consecutive title. SC Rheindorf Altach were relegated after finishing the 2008 -- 09 season in last place, they were replaced by First League champions SC Wiener Neustadt. Teams played each other four times in the league. In the first half of the season each team played every other team twice, did the same in the second half of the season. Including matches played on 13 May 2010.

Niluka Karunaratne

Niluka Karunaratne is a Sri Lankan Olympic badminton player who compete in 2012 and 2016. He was selected to captain the Sri Lankan contingent to the 2012 Summer Olympics. Karunaratne competed in five consecutives Commonwealth Games from 2002–2018. Karunaratne, born in the coastal area of Galle, received his primary and secondary education in Dharmasoka College and Royal College, where he won the Royal Crown in 2001, he took up badminton at the age of 8, having been introduced to the sport by his father, a national level badminton player. He holds a position in the banking sector as a bank employee; as of July 2012, he is ranked 48th in the men's singles from the BWF World Ranking. In 2012, the Sri Lankan Daily News called him "Sri Lanka’s undisputed badminton champion". At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, he was knocked out of the men's singles in the round of 16 by Srikanth Kidambi, he was part of the Sri Lankan mixed badminton team, knocked out at the quarterfinal stage by England. On 30 July 2012, Karunaratne defeated world eighth-ranked Kenichi Tago of Japan 2–0.

Karunaratne defeated Tago 21–18, 21–16 in 44 minutes at the Wembley Arena in the Olympic men's badminton singles Group C at the 2012 Summer Olympics. The Associated Press quoted him as saying: "This is the biggest win in the history of Sri Lanka badminton". India's Parupalli Kashyap sent him out of the Games, in a fought pre-quarter match. Mixed doubles Men's singles Men's doubles BWF International Challenge tournament BWF International Series tournament Niroshan Wijekoon List of Sri Lankans by sport

Boys in Brown

Boys in Brown is a 1949 British drama film directed by Montgomery Tully. Based on a play by Reginald Beckwith, it depicts life in a borstal for young offenders, it stars Richard Attenborough, Dirk Bogarde and Jimmy Hanley. Teenager Jackie Knowles drives a getaway car in a robbery, he is captured and sentenced to serve three years in a borstal institution run by a sympathetic governor. He befriends Bill. Jack Warner as Governor Richard Attenborough as Jackie Knowles Dirk Bogarde as Alfie Rawlins Jimmy Hanley as Bill Foster Barbara Murray as Kitty Hurst Patrick Holt as Tigson Andrew Crawford as Casey Thora Hird as Mrs. Knowles Graham Payn as Plato Cartwright Michael Medwin as Alf'Sparrow' Thompson John Blythe as'Bossy' Phillips Alfie Bass as'Basher' Walker Philip Stainton as Principal prison officer Ben Williams as Borstal Master Cyril Chamberlain as Mr. Johnson Boys in Brown on IMDb Boys in Brown at BFI Screenonline