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Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu is an Israeli politician, Prime Minister of Israel since 2009, having held the position from 1996 to 1999. Netanyahu is the Chairman of the LikudNational Liberal Movement, he is the longest-serving Prime Minister in Israeli history and the first to be born in Israel after the establishment of the state. Born in Tel Aviv to secular Jewish parents, Netanyahu was raised in both Jerusalem and the Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania, United States, he returned to Israel upon graduating high school in 1967 to join the Israel Defense Forces shortly after the Six-Day War. Netanyahu became a team leader in the Sayeret Matkal special forces unit and took part in many missions, including Operation Inferno, Operation Gift and Operation Isotope, during which he was shot in the shoulder. Netanyahu fought on the front lines in the War of Attrition and the Yom Kippur War in 1973, taking part in special forces raids along the Suez Canal and leading a commando assault deep into Syrian territory.

Netanyahu achieved the rank of captain before being discharged. After graduating from MIT with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science, Netanyahu became an economic consultant for the Boston Consulting Group, he moved back to Israel in 1978 to found the Yonatan Netanyahu Anti-Terror Institute, named after his brother Yonatan Netanyahu, who died leading Operation Entebbe. In 1984, Netanyahu was appointed the Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations by Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, a role he held until 1988, he was subsequently elected to the Knesset before becoming the leader of Likud in 1993. After being defeated in the 1999 election, Netanyahu left politics, he served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Finance in the government of Ariel Sharon, but resigned over disagreements regarding the Gaza disengagement plan. As Finance Minister, Netanyahu initiated major reforms of the Israeli economy that were credited by commentators as having improved Israel's subsequent economic performance.

Netanyahu returned to the leadership of Likud in December 2005 after Sharon stepped down to form a new party, Kadima. Although Likud finished second in the 2009 election to Kadima, Netanyahu was able to form a coalition government with other right-wing parties and was sworn in as Prime Minister for a second time, he went on to lead Likud to victory in the 2015 elections. After the April 2019 election resulted in no party being able to form a government, a second election took place in September 2019. However, neither Netanyahu nor Benny Gantz of the Blue and White Party was able to form a government, Gantz returned the mandate to the president. Since December 2016, Netanyahu has been under investigation for corruption by Israeli police and prosecutors. On 21 November 2019, he was indicted on charges of breach of trust and fraud. Due to the indictment, Netanyahu is required to relinquish all of his ministry posts other than the prime minister position. Netanyahu was born in 1949 in Tel Aviv, Israel, to Tzila Segal, born in Petah Tikva in the Ottoman Empire's Mutasarrifate of Jerusalem, a Warsaw-born father, Prof. Benzion Netanyahu.

He was the second of three children. He discovered via a DNA test that he is, of Sephardi Jewish ancestry, he was raised and educated in Jerusalem, where he attended Henrietta Szold Elementary School. A copy of his evaluation from his 6th grade teacher Ruth Rubenstein indicated that Netanyahu was courteous and helpful. Between 1956 and 1958, again from 1963 to 1967, his family lived in the United States in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, while father Benzion Netanyahu taught at Dropsie College. Benjamin attended and graduated from Cheltenham High School and was active in the debate club, chess club, soccer, he and his brother Yonatan grew dissatisfied with a perceived superficial way of life they encountered in the area, including the prevalent youth counterculture movement, literary interpretation focused on individualized feelings, the liberal sensibilities of the Reform synagogue, Temple Judea of Philadelphia, that the family attended. To this day, he speaks fluent English, with a noticeable Philadelphia accent.

After graduating from high school in 1967, Netanyahu returned to Israel to enlist in the Israel Defense Forces. He trained as a combat soldier and served for five years in an elite special forces unit of the IDF, Sayeret Matkal, he took part in numerous cross-border assault raids during the 1967–70 War of Attrition, rising to become a team-leader in the unit. He was wounded in combat on multiple occasions, he was involved in many other missions, including Operation Inferno, the rescue of the hijacked Sabena Flight 571 in May 1972 in which he was shot in the shoulder. After completing his army service in 1972, Netanyahu returned to the United States in late 1972 to study architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he returned to Israel in October 1973 to serve in the Yom Kippur War in the Sayeret Matkal commando unit. While there, he took part in special forces raids along the Suez Canal against the Egyptian forces, before leading a commando attack deep inside Syrian territory, whose mission remains classified today.

He returned to the Un

Garland Jeffreys (album)

Garland Jeffreys is the first solo album by Garland Jeffreys. It was released by Atlantic Records in 1973 and recorded at the Record Plant, New York City except "Bound to Get Ahead Someday", recorded in Kingston, Jamaica. All tracks composed by Garland Jeffreys "Ballad of Me" "Harlem Bound" "Calcutta Monsoon" "Bound to Get Ahead Someday" "Lovelight" "She Didn't Lie" "True To Me" "Lon Chaney" "Eggs" "Zoo" Garland Jeffreys - vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion Patti Austin - backing vocals David Bromberg - dobro Don Brooks - harmonica Lynford "Hux" Brown - guitars Lori Burton - backing vocals Geoffrey Chung - guitars Richard Davis - bass Dr. John - piano, organ Don Brooks - harmonica Alan Freedman - guitars Winston Grennan - drums Paul Griffin - keyboards Neville Hinds - organ Jimmy Johnson, Jr. - drums Denzel Laing - percussion Ralph MacDonald - congas, percussion Mike Mainieri - vibraphone, vocals Adam Miller - backing vocals David "Fathead" Newman - tenor saxophone Chris Osborne - slide guitar Larry Packer - violin, viola The Persuasions - backing vocals Bernard Purdie - drums Chuck Rainey - bass Albertine Robinson - backing vocals John Simon - piano Maretha Stewart - backing vocals Winston Wright - pianoTechnicalCarlton Lee, Dennis Ferrante, Jack Douglas, Roy Cicala - engineers Anne Abelman - design Steve Levitt - photography AMG review


KCPT, virtual channel 19, is a Public Broadcasting Service member television station licensed to Kansas City, United States and serving the Kansas City metropolitan area. Owned by Public Television 19, Inc. it is sister to adult album alternative radio station KTBG. The two stations share studios on East 31st Street in the Union Hill section of Kansas City, Missouri. On cable, the station is available on Charter Spectrum and SureWest channel 11, Comcast Xfinity channel 4, Google Fiber and AT&T U-verse channel 19. There is a high definition feed provided on Spectrum digital channel 1221, Xfinity channel 804, SureWest channel 601 and U-verse channel 1019; the station first signed on the air on March 29, 1961 as KCSD. It was founded by the Kansas City School District, operated as a member station of National Educational Television; the school district put the station's license up for sale in 1971. A group of civic leaders formed a nonprofit broadcasting entity called Public Television 19, Inc. and bought the license.

The station changed its callsign to KCPT in January 1972. That fall, it began broadcasting PBS programs in color for the first time. In 1973, the station held its first televised auction. In 1984, KCPT relocated its operations to facilities in the Union Hill neighborhood of Kansas City, located south of downtown Kansas City, which had served as the broadcast facility of KCTV from 1955 to 1983. In 2002, KCPT won a National Emmy Award for Best Documentary for Be Good, Smile Pretty, a film which documents Tracy Droz Tragos' journey to find the father she lost in Vietnam. In 2008, KCPT began broadcasting its programming in high definition. In December 2013, KCPT gained a sister radio station when Public Television 19, Inc. finalized its purchase of KTBG in Warrensburg from the University of Central Missouri for $1.1 million, plus $550,000 in "in kind" services. The station's digital signal is multiplexed: In addition to its main channel, KCPT operates digital subchannels: KCPT2 on digital channel 19.2 offers programming from the PBS Encore service, KCPT Create on digital channel 19.3 features how-to and other instructional programming from the Create network.

KCPT4 on digital channel 19.4 offers programming from PBS Kids and launched in January 2017. KCPT shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 19, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate; the station's digital signal continued to broadcasts on its pre-transition UHF channel 18. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 19. In addition to carrying PBS programs and programs syndicated for public television distribution, KCPT produces local programs such as Kansas City Week in Review, Rare Visions & Roadside Revelations, the political affairs program Ruckus, Please! Kansas City and The Local Show; some of KCPT's former on-air program hosts have included John Masterman and Laurel Defoe, who joined the station from commercial outlet WDAF-TV. Official website Query the FCC's TV station database for KCPT BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KCPT-TV

2011 Big South Conference Baseball Tournament

The 2011 Big South Conference Baseball Tournament was the postseason baseball tournament for the Big South Conference, held from May 24–28, 2011, at Gray–Minor Stadium on the campus of the Virginia Military Institute. The top eight regular season finishers of the ten eligible teams met in the double-elimination tournament. Presbyterian was not eligible for postseason play in any sport until the 2012–2013 academic year due to its transition to Division I. Top seeded Coastal Carolina won their twelfth championship and earned the conference's automatic bid to the 2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament; the top eight finishers from the regular season were seeded one through eight. The following players were named to the All-Tournament Team: Coastal Carolina designated hitter Keith Hardwick was awarded MVP honors with a.429 batting average and 4 RBI in the tournament

Anti-tank grenade

An anti-tank grenade is a specialized explosive device used to defeat armored targets. Although their inherently short range limits the usefulness of grenades, troops can lie in ambush or manoeuvre under cover to exploit the limited outward visibility of the crew in a target vehicle; the first anti-tank grenades were improvised devices. During World War I the Germans were the first to come up with an improvised anti-tank grenade by taking their regular "potato masher" stick grenade and taping two or three more high explosive heads to create one larger grenade. In combat, after arming, the grenade was thrown on top of the advancing tank where the armor was thin; the destructive properties of the stick grenade relied on its explosive payload, rather than the fragmentation effect, advantageous against hard targets. During World War II, various nations made improvised anti-tank grenades by putting a number of defensive high explosive grenades into a sandbag. Due to their weight, these were thrown from close range or directly placed in vulnerable spots onto an enemy vehicle.

Another method used by the British Home Guard in 1940 was to place dynamite or some other high explosive in a thick sock and cover the lower part with axle grease and place the grease covered part in a suitable size tin can. The sock was pulled out, the fuse lit and the sock thrown against the side of the tank turret in the hope it would stick until the explosion. If successful, it caused internal spalling of the armor plate, killing or injuring the tank crew inside, it is not known if this type of improvised anti-tank grenade was successfully employed in combat. By late 1940, the British had brought into production a purpose-built adhesive anti-tank grenade - known as the "sticky bomb" -, not successful in combat; when tanks overran entrenchments, hand grenades could be, were, used by infantry as improvised anti-tank mines by placing or throwing them in the path of a tank in the hope of disabling a track. While this method was used in desperation, it proved more dangerous to the soldier on the ground than to the crew of the tank.

Chinese troops in the Second Sino-Japanese War used suicide bombing against Japanese tanks. Chinese troops strapped explosives like grenade packs or dynamite to their bodies and threw themselves under Japanese tanks to blow them up; this tactic was used during the Battle of Shanghai, where a Chinese suicide bomber stopped a Japanese tank column by exploding himself beneath the lead tank, at the Battle of Taierzhuang where dynamite and grenades were strapped on by Chinese troops who rushed at Japanese tanks and blew themselves up. During one incident at Taierzhuang, Chinese suicide bombers obliterated four Japanese tanks with grenade bundles. Purpose-designed anti-tank grenades use the shaped charge principle to penetrate tank armor, although the squash head concept is used. In military terminology, warheads employing shape charges are called "high-explosive anti-tank" warheads; because of the way shaped charges function, the grenade must hit the vehicle at an exact right angle for the effect to work most efficiently.

The grenade facilitates this by deploying a small drogue parachute or fabric streamers after being thrown. Britain put the first purpose-built anti-tank grenade into the field during the Second World War in late 1940 with the No 68 AT Grenade, one of the first "any" type anti-tank weapons of the shape charge or HEAT type; the No 68 was fired from a rifle using the Mills grenade cup launcher. The Type 68 had a penetration of 50 mm of armor plating, astonishing for 1940. Developed by the UK during the war was the No 74 ST Grenade, popularly known as the "sticky bomb", in which the main charge was held in a glass sphere covered in adhesive. In anticipation of a German invasion, the British Army asked for ideas for a simple, easy to use, ready for production and cheap close-in antitank weapon; the ST Grenade was a government sponsored initiative, by MIR, a group tasked with developing weapons for use in German and Italian occupied territory, they placed the ST Grenade into mass production at Churchill's insistence, but seeing how it was operated, the British Army rejected it for the Home Guard much less their regular forces.

The No 74 Grenade was issued to troops as an emergency stop-gap measure against armored Italian tanks in North Africa, where it proved—to the surprise of many—highly effective. In the war, French partisans used the No 74 in sabotage work against German installations; the Hawkins grenade was yet another anti-tank grenade that could be thrown or strung together in a chain and employed in a road-block. Shortly after the German invasion of Russia in 1941, the Germans introduced the Panzerwurfmine, an lethal close-quarter HEAT anti-tank grenade that could destroy the heaviest armored tanks in the war; the grenade was tossed overhand to land atop the tank. After release by the thrower, three spring-out canvas fins stabilized it during its short flight; the Panzerwurfmine was lethal, inexpensive to manufacture, but required considerable skill to throw and was issued only to specially trained infantry tank-killer teams. It did not take long after the Russians captured the German Panzerwurfmine to come out with their own hand-thrown anti-tank grenade with a HEAT warhead.

In 1940, they developed a crude anti-tank grenade that used the simple blast effect of a large high explosive charge, designated RPG-40, stabilized in flight by a ribbon released after it was thrown. The RPG-43 was a modified RPG-40 with a cone liner and a large number of fabric ribbons for flight stabilization after release. In the last year of the war, they introduced

Gary Lavelle

Gary Robert Lavelle is a retired professional baseball pitcher who played in Major League Baseball from 1974 to 1987. Lavelle grew up in Pennsylvania, where he attended Liberty High School in Pennsylvania. Lavelle spent the majority of his Major League career with the San Francisco Giants, played for the Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland Athletics before retiring in 1987, he accumulated 136 saves in his 13-season career. Lavelle lives in Virginia Beach and coaches baseball at the Virginia Beach campus of Bryant & Stratton College. Lavelle was the head coach at Greenbrier Christian Academy in Chesapeake, earning his 500th victory in April 2014, he retired from Greenbrier Christian after the 2016 season. List of Major League Baseball leaders in games finished Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference, or Retrosheet