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Boba Fett

Boba Fett is a fictional character, a bounty hunter in the Star Wars franchise. In Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, he is hired by Darth Vader to capture Han Solo, he appears at Jabba the Hutt's palace in Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. In 1997, he was retroactively added to the Special Edition of Episode IV – A New Hope; the character is noted for speaking few words and never removing his helmet in the original trilogy. The prequel film Episode II – Attack of the Clones establishes Boba Fett's origin as the son of the bounty hunter Jango Fett. Boba appears in episodes of The Clone Wars, bridging his storyline between the two trilogies. Boba Fett is featured in many works of the Legends continuity, in which he is notably revealed to have survived his apparent death after falling into the Sarlacc's Pit in Return of the Jedi, among other adventures; the character's popularity within the Star Wars fanbase has achieved him a cult status. The character of Boba Fett made his first public appearance at the San Anselmo Country Fair parade on 24 September 1978.

The character debuted on television two months in an animated segment produced by Nelvana for the Star Wars Holiday Special. Fett appears as a mysterious figure who saves Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2 from a giant monster, only to be revealed as a bounty hunter working for Darth Vader. After his image and identity were revealed in the Holiday Special, costumed Fett characters appeared in shopping malls and special events, putting up wanted posters of the character to distinguish him from the franchise's Imperial characters, he appears in Marvel Comics' Star Wars newspaper strip. Boba's theatrical film debut was in The Empire Strikes Back as the "next major villain" besides Darth Vader, he is one of six bounty hunters assembled by Vader, who promises a reward to whoever captures the crew of the Millennium Falcon. Fett tracks the starship to Cloud City, where Vader captures its passengers and tortures its captain, Han Solo. Aiming to collect a bounty on Solo, Fett questions Vader regarding the carbon freeze, which Vader intends to use on his true target, Luke Skywalker.

Vader promises that the Empire will compensate Fett if Solo dies, but he survives and Vader turns him over to Fett. Return of the Jedi features Boba Fett at Jabba the Hutt's palace where Han Solo's rescuers are captured, he travels on Jabba's sail barge to the Great Pit of Carkoon, home of the Sarlacc, where the prisoners are to be executed; when the prisoners mount an escape he attempts to intervene, ends up in a tussle with Luke Skywalker, but Han Solo accidentally ignites Fett's rocket pack, sending the bounty hunter falling into the Sarlacc's mouth. In this film, he does not have any verbal lines. Fett appears in an episode of the 1985 Droids animated series set before the original trilogy and produced by the same studio as the animated segment of the Holiday Special. In "A Race to the Finish", Fett is hired by the Fromms to help them get revenge on the masters of the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO, he turns on them after failing their request, decides to accept Jabba's bounty on the Fromms as compensation.

In the 1997 Special Edition of the original Star Wars, Fett appears in a new scene outside the Millennium Falcon while Jabba confronts Han Solo. The 2002 prequel film Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones revealed that Boba Fett is the son of the bounty hunter Jango Fett, who raises him as his son. Boba helps Jango escape from Obi-Wan Kenobi, but at the Battle of Geonosis, witnesses Jango's death by Jedi Master Mace Windu. Mandalorian armor resembling Fett's can be seen in the background of a few scenes in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Logan reprised his role as the voice of Boba in the CGI animated series The Clone Wars; the final two episodes of the second season in the Cartoon Network animated television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, entitled "R2 Come Home" and "Lethal Trackdown", were first aired on April 30, 2010 and attracted an average of 2.756 million viewers during the original broadcast. The finale is significant for ending "with twin fandom bangs, courtesy of Boba Fett and a mammoth beast inspired by Godzilla."

Fett's entrance in the series commemorates the 30-year anniversary of the character's appearance in The Empire Strikes Back. Anakin Skywalker and Mace Windu are trapped in the crumbling ruins of a crashed ship while searching for survivors, only R2-D2 can get out a message to save them—if he can elude vicious gundarks and, worse yet, a crew of determined bounty hunters led by Boba Fett and Aurra Sing. While Anakin and Mace Windu recover from their injuries, Plo Koon and Ahsoka track down Boba Fett from the underworld of Coruscant to the planet Florrum. Boba's revenge scheme leads to a climactic battle, the life of a Republic admiral hangs in the balance. Boba is shown working with bounty hunters Aurra Sing and Castas. With their help, Boba attempts to avenge his son's death at the hands of Mace Windu. However, he is unsuccessful, as a result of his actions, is sentenced to prison along with Bossk, they escape prison in the fourth season, Boba forms his own syndicate of bounty hunters, including Bossk and Dengar, who first appeared in The Empire Strikes Back along with Fett.

In the first issue of Darth Vader, the titular antihero hires Boba Fett's band of bounty hunters, who are in the court of Jabba the Hutt, to capture the pilot who destroyed the Death Star. In the 2015 Star Wars comic, Fett discovers the identity of the pilot and tells Darth Vader, who realizes Luke Skywalker is his son. Fett appears in videogames Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars Battlefront II. In April 2014, the licensed Star Wars novels and video games released up to that point were rebranded by Lucasfilm as Legends and

Sofia Lundgren

Sofia Lundgren is a Swedish football goalkeeper for Damallsvenskan club FC Rosengård and the Swedish national team. She has played for leading Swedish teams such as Umeå IK and AIK before signing a two-year contract with Linköpings FC in the autumn of 2008. Since making her national team debut in a 6–3 win over England in March 2002, Lundgren competed with Caroline Jönsson, Hedvig Lindahl and latterly Kristin Hammarström for the goalkeeper position; when Lundgren was injured before the tournament, Maja Åström was drafted into Sweden's squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2005 as the third choice goalkeeper. A back injury kept a frustrated Lundgren out of Sweden's 2013 Algarve Cup squad; the injury kept Lundgren out of all football for one-and-a-half seasons. She signed for Damallsvenskan newcomers Hammarby IF DFF in January 2015. At the beginning of the 2016 season Lundgren signed a short-term contract with Swedish champions FC Rosengård; the contract was extended when Rosengård's first choice goalkeeper Erin McLeod suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury and Zecira Musovic struggled to overcome a broken arm.

Sofia Lundgren on Twitter Sofia Lundgren – FIFA competition record Sofia Lundgren – UEFA competition record Linköpings FC profile Hammarby IF DFF profile at the Wayback Machine Profile at SvFF Sofia Lundgren at SvFF Sofia Lundgren at Soccerway

Ladislas the Bald

Ladislas the Bald was a member of the House of Árpád, a grandson of Taksony, Grand Prince of the Hungarians. He is the only known brother of Vazul, a rebellious duke, blinded on the order of their cousin, King Saint Stephen I of Hungary in 1031 or 1032. Medieval chroniclers, in their effort to conceal that the Kings of Hungary were descended from a prince condemned by the saintly first king, wrote that instead of Vazul, Ladislas was the Hungarian monarchs' forefather. Ján Steinhübel and other modern Slovak historians write that he was Duke of Nyitra under Polish suzerainty, but this theory has not been universally accepted by historians. Ladislas was a son of Michael, the younger son of Grand Prince Taksony. According to Hungarian historians, including Gyula Kristó, he was the younger of Michael's two sons. On the other hand, Steinhübel and other Slovak scholars write his brother, Vazul was younger than him, their mother's name is unknown. György Györffy writes that she "may have been" related to Samuel of Bulgaria, because her two sons' name was popular in Samuel's family.

Györffy writes that neither Ladislas nor his brother, both still minors, were in the position to hold administrative functions when their father died sometime before 997. In contrast with this view, Vladimir Segeš writes that their uncle, Grand Prince Géza appointed Ladislas to administer the "Duchy of Nitra" soon after their father was murdered, around 977, on the same grand prince's orders. Segeš adds that Géza dismissed Ladislas in favor of his own son, Stephen in 995, but the latter, when succeeded Géza as grand prince in 997, again granted the duchy to Ladislas. A third view is presented by Steinhübel, he writes that Ladislas the Bald only became the duke of Nitra after Boleslav the Brave, Duke of Poland occupied large territories to the north of the river Danube in 1001 from Stephen, who had in the meantime been crowned the first king of Hungary. Segeš writes that Ladislas administered for the second time the Duchy of Nitra under Polish suzerainty in the early 11th century. On the other hand, the theory that large territories to the north of the Danube were under Polish suzerainty in the early 11th century –, only based on a late source, the Polish-Hungarian Chronicle – is criticized by Györffy.

He writes that the "Duchy of Nitra" was administered by one of King Stephen's henchmen, Hont in this period. Whether Ladislas died as a vassal of Boleslaus the Brave or of Stephen I is debated by Slovak historians. According to Segeš, he only died after the Poles withdrew from the Duchy of Nitra in 1018, upon his death his brother, Vazul succeeded him as King Stephen's vassal. On the other hand, Steinhübel says that Ladislas was still Boleslaus the Brave's vassal when he died and his brother succeeded him sometime before 1030; the Illuminated Chronicle writes that he took "his wife from Ruthenia". Based on this report, the Hungarian historian, Gyula Kristó says that she was a member of the Rurik dynasty of the Kievan Rus', he adds that her name was Premislava. According to many Hungarian chronicles, Ladislas was the forefather of the kings of Hungary reigning after 1046, because he fathered three sons, Kings Andrew I and Béla I of Hungary. However, other sources, including the Chronicle of Zagreb and a Legend of Saint Gerard, preserved the tradition that their father was Vazul.

Both Györffy and Steinhübel write that Ladislas the Bald has a son, but his name was Bonuzlo, according to the former, Domoslav, according to the latter. The following family tree presents his offspring. Whether Menumorut is an actual or an invented person is debated by modern scholars. A Khazar, Pecheneg or Volga Bulgarian lady. Györffy writes. Kristó writes that she may have been a member of the Rurik dynasty from Kievan Rus'. Many Hungarian chronicles write that Levente, Andrew and Béla were Ladislas the Bald's sons, but the reliability of this report is dubious according to modern historians


DIANA is a Finite Element Analysis solver developed and distributed by DIANA FEA BV and several other resellers worldwide. The software is utilised at both ends of the market, by small consultancies and global engineering consultants, research institutions and is utilised by many respected educational institutions worldwide in both civil and geotechnical engineering courses. DIANA is equipped with powerful solvers which enables the analysis of a wide range of structures and small - with basic or advanced analyses. A large selection of material models, element libraries and analysis procedures are available within the package which gives DIANA a large degree of flexibility; the main fields of use of DIANA include analysis of dams & dikes. Some of the specialised analyses available in DIANA for these fields of use include seismic analysis. TNO authored the code, upon which the DIANA FEA BV flagship software “DIANA” is based, in 1972; the initial idea had been to develop an in-house code for consultancy work in the field of concrete mechanics and civil engineering.

This code was based on the displacement method, was called “DIANA” – an acronym for DIsplacement ANAlyser. By 1975, DIANA was being used for the analysis of a number of complex off-shore structures in the Netherlands. Experience gained from these projects led to the realisation that in order to model and analyse large reinforced concrete structures in a streamlined fashion, a huge amount of processing power would be required. At that point TNO started to invest in not only developing the DIANA software but in the purchase of, what was up to the minute computing equipment. In the following years, TNO continued to expand the limitations of the DIANA software, introducing MESH for automatic mesh generation and GRAPHI to display the model and analysis results. In 1977, DIANA was used to analyse parts of the Oosterschelde Deltawerken in Zeeland, the Netherlands. By this time, the amount of time required to carry out analyses had decreased, DIANA was becoming recognised for its capabilities; the first release of DIANA, “DIANA-1”, was made available to the Ministry of Public Works in the Hague in 1980.

The result of this and more sales, further funding and development took place and in 1984 the DIANA Users Association was established. This users forum was established to, continues to, provide an exchange of users experience and indicate development priorities to TNO. Release 2.0 of DIANA was made available in 1988, this included new modules for potential flow analysis and connection to external pre/post processors. For the first time users manuals, course books and text books were made available in English – this led to the first sales of DIANA outside of the Netherlands. In 1989, the DIANA Foundation was formed, members included TNO's major partners; the Foundation was granted access to the DIANA source code thus enabling them to further develop DIANA. It became the role of TNO to transfer these developments into the production version of DIANA. Between 1990 and 2003, with continuing development and input from the Users Association and the DIANA Foundation, DIANA became recognised worldwide for its analysis capabilities.

DIANA Analysis BV was established to manage the sales, marketing and support of DIANA. In the late 1990s FEMGV was introduced and promoted by TNO as a pre/post processor which could be coupled to DIANA providing an interactive graphical interface. In the early 2000s, FEMGV was embedded into the DIANA programme and became known as iDIANA and distributed as part of the DIANA package. FEMGV continued to be sold separately by TNO. In October 2002 the Third DIANA World Conference took place in Tokyo. By this time, Japan had become the most important export market for DIANA; the emphasis of the conference was on application of advanced computational models in civil engineering applications. In 2002 TNO prepared a new organization around DIANA: a company named TNO DIANA BV was founded and in the beginning of 2003 all technical activities were transferred from TNO Building and Construction research to the new company; the marketing and sales activities, until being done by DIANA Analysis BV, were transferred to TNO DIANA BV.

At the same time TNO DIANA BV became owner of Femsys Ltd. The purpose for creating this new organization was to combine commercial and technical activities and to have full focus to needs of DIANAusers worldwide. Between 2006 and 2011, TNO DIANA BV established a relationship with the Korean software developer MIDAS. In conjunction with MIDAS, the FX+ for DIANA pre/post processor was developed for use with DIANA and was sold as an additional option to purchasers. In return, TNO DIANA BV helped MIDAS embed elements of DIANA into their midasGTS product as its solver. During this period, TNO DIANA BV was a reseller of MIDAS products: midasCIVIL. At the end of 2011, following the completion of the FX for DIANA and midasGTS projects, the relationship between TNO DIANA BV and MIDAS was distanced allowing each company to concentrate on the sales and development of their own products. In January 2012 came the next iteration of the DIANA software, DIANA 9.4.4. Two new application modules were made available which signified a leap forward in the analysis of reinforced concre

Karbi Longri N.C. Hills Liberation Front

Karbi Longri N. C. Hills Liberation Front is a militant group operating in Karbi Anglong district and Dima Hasao district of Assam, India. Thong Teron is the general secretary of KLNLF. Karbi Anglong NC Hills People's Resistance is the armed wing of the organization. KLNLF emerged from the United People's Democratic Solidarity, being the anti-peace talks faction of UDPS. After the split, there has been turf wars between the two groups. In July 2008, the Assam government estimated that KLNLF had a membership of 225. KLNLF is linked to the United Liberation Front of Asom. 6 December is the foundation day of KLNLF. The outfit claims to fight for the cause of Karbi tribes and its declared objective is Hemprek Kangthim, meaning self-rule/self-determination of the Karbi people. Pradip Terang alias. Har Sing Timung was the General Secretary till 2 January 2005, when he resigned from his position following serious differences with the ‘Commander-in-ChiefMen Sing Takbi alias Willingson Timung. Laden Ronghang is the ‘Publicity Secretary’ of the group and ‘Incharge Central Publicity Cell’ is Thong Teron alias Rupsing Teron.

The Assistant Foreign Secretary/ Revenue/Finance/Taxation of the outfit is Biren Lekthe alias Risso Tokbi. The outfit has around 200 cadres operating in the Karbi Anglong district; the KLNLF Commander-in-Chief, Willingson Timung, was killed along with two other cadres by the General Secretary, Hor Sing Timung, on 2 February 2005. On 29 April 2005, Hor Sing Timung along with other four associates was executed by the outfit at a camp in Bangladesh for their involvement in the murder of Timung. While the group’s stronghold is the Karbi Anglong district, its presence has been reported from Dima Hasao and Nagaon districts; the outfit maintains close links with the United Liberation Front of Asom. The ULFA’s ‘709th battalion’ operates out of two major bases in Karbi Anglong, with the KLNLF providing it with logistic support in return for weapons and ammunition, it reportedly has links with the Nagaland-based National Socialist Council of Nagaland - Isak-Muivah. On 11 May 2004, 31 KLNLF cadres along with five NSCN-IM militants were arrested from a bus on the Paren-Ghaspani Road on their way to Dimapur.

These cadres had undergone training at a NSCN-IM camp and were part of the recent batch that passed out from there. On 13 October 2007, security forces neutralized a joint camp of the NSCN-IM and KLNLF inside Kaki Reserve Forest area in the Karbi Anglong district. Abductions for ransom and extortion are the main sources of funds for the group. According to official sources, the outfit generates a considerable amount of revenue by targeting the ginger producing Kukis in the Singhason Hills area; the non-Karbi Hindi – speaking traders are targeted for extortion. In some case the Karbis are targeted for extortion. Insurgency in Northeast India

Daylight Speedliner

The Daylight Speedliner was an American named passenger train of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in the 1950s and early 1960s. Equipped with three or four streamlined, self-propelled Budd Rail Diesel Cars coupled together, it operated between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, via Baltimore and Washington, D. C. as Trains #21–22. The B&O had been using RDCs in local Baltimore–Washington, D. C. commuter service since 1950. Pleased with their reliability and lower operating costs compared to heavyweight passenger trains drawn by steam locomotives, the B&O decided in 1955 to replace its money-losing Washingtonian steam train with RDCs, ordering four RDC-1s with reclining coach seats and two RDC-2s with baggage compartments; the RDC-equipped Daylight Speedliner entered service on October 28, 1956, reduced the railroad's operating expenses by half, compared to the Washingtonian train it replaced. After B&O discontinued passenger service north of Baltimore on April 26, 1958, the Daylight Speedliner operated between Baltimore and Pittsburgh, covering the 333-mile route on a seven-hour schedule, until its discontinuation on January 21, 1963.

In 1961, the westbound Daylight Speedliner, operating as B&O's Train # 21, departed Baltimore at 9:00 a.m. and Washington, D. C. at 10:00 a.m. arriving in Pittsburgh at 4:20 p.m. on the following schedule: Unusual for RDCs, the lead RDC-2 car was configured by B&O as a combination dining car/baggage car/coach offering full meal service, with the addition of a kitchen and six tables, listed in B&O's 1961 time table as a "refreshment diner". Two of these unique cars were built for the service. One is on display at the B&O Railroad Museum in Md..