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Burhanuddin Rabbani

Burhānuddīn Rabbānī was an Afghan politician who served as President of the Islamic State of Afghanistan from 1992 to 1996. After the Taliban government was toppled during Operation Enduring Freedom, Rabbani returned to Kabul and served as President from November to December 20, 2001, when Hamid Karzai was chosen at the Bonn International Conference on Afghanistan. Rabbani was the leader of Jamiat-e Islami Afghanistan, he was one of the earliest founders and movement leaders of the Mujahideen in the early 1970s, right before the Soviet–Afghan War. He served as the political head of the Northern Alliance, an alliance of various political groups who fought against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, his government was recognized by many countries, as well as the United Nations. He became head of Afghanistan National Front, the largest political opposition to Hamid Karzai's government. On 20 September 2011, Rabbani was assassinated by a suicide bomber entering his home in Kabul; as suggested by the Afghan parliament, Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai gave him the title of "Martyr of Peace".

His son Salahuddin Rabbani was chosen in April 2012 to lead efforts to forge peace in Afghanistan with the Taliban. Rabbani, son of Muhammed Yousuf, was born in the northern province of Badakhshan, he was a Persian-speaking ethnic Tajik. After finishing school in his native province, he went to Darul-uloom-e-Sharia, a religious school in Kabul; when he graduated from Abu-Hanifa, he attended Kabul University to study Islamic Law and Theology, graduating in 1963. Soon after his graduation in 1963, he was hired as a professor at Kabul University. In order to enhance himself, Rabbani went to Egypt in 1966, he entered the Al-Azhar University in Cairo where he developed close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood leadership. In two years, he received his masters degree in Islamic Philosophy. Rabbani was one of the first Afghans to translate the works of Sayyid Qutb into Persian, he returned to Egypt to complete his PhD in Islamic philosophy and his thesis was titled "The Philosophy and Teachings of Abd al-Rahman Muhammad Jami."

In 2004 he received Afghanistan's highest academic and scientific title "Academician" from the Academy of Sciences of Afghanistan. Rabbani returned to Afghanistan in 1968, where the High Council of Jamiat-e Islami gave him the duty of organizing the University students. Due to his knowledge and active support for the cause of Islam, in 1972, a 15-member council selected him as head of Jamiat-e Islami of Afghanistan. Jamiat-e Islami was composed of Tajiks. In the spring of 1974, the police came to Kabul University to arrest Rabbani for his pro-Islamic stance, but with the help of his students the police were unable to capture him, he managed to escape to the countryside. In Pakistan, Rabbani established the party. Sayed Noorullah Emad, a young Muslim in the University of Kabul, became the General Secretary of the party and its deputy chief; when the Soviets intervened in 1979, Rabbani helped lead Jamiat-e Islami in resistance to the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan regime. Rabbani's forces were the first Mujahideen elements to enter Kabul in 1992 when the PDPA government fell from power.

He took over as President from 1992 in accordance to the Peshawar Accords. Rabbani was the third ethnic Tajik leader of modern Afghanistan after Habibullah Kalakani in 1929 and Abdul Qadir in 1978, his rule was limited. Rabbani was forced to flee following the Taliban's conquest of Kabul in 1996. For the next five years, he and the Northern Alliance were busy fighting the Taliban until the 2001 US-led Operation Enduring Freedom in which the Taliban government was toppled. Rabbani was head of Afghanistan's High Peace Council, formed in 2010 to initiate peace talks with the Taliban and other groups in the insurgency, until his death. Rabbani was killed in a suicide bombing at his home in Kabul on 20 September 2011, his 71st birthday. Two men posing as Taliban representatives approached him to offer a hug and detonated their explosives. At least one of them had hidden the explosives in his turban; the suicide bomber claimed to be a Taliban commander, said he bore "very important and positive message" from Taliban leaders in Pakistan, said he wanted to "discuss peace" with Rabbani.

Four other members of Afghanistan's High Peace Council were killed in the blast. Afghan officials blamed the Quetta Shura, the leadership of the Afghan Taliban hiding in the affluent Satellite Town of Quetta in Pakistan; the Pakistani government confirmed that Rabbani's assassination was linked to Afghan refugees in Pakistan. A senior Pakistani official stated that over 90% of terrorist attacks in Pakistan are traced back to Afghan elements and that their presence in the country was "an important issue for Pakistan" and "a problem for Afghanistan". Pakistani foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar said that "We are not responsible if Afghan refugees crossed the border and entered Kabul, stayed in a guest house and attacked Professor Rabbani". In 2011, just days before he died, Rabbani was trying to persuade Islamic scholars to issue a religious edict banning suicide bombings; the former president's 29-year-old daughter said in an interview that her father died shortly after he spoke at a conference on "Islamic Awakening" in Tehran.

"Right before he was assassinated, he talked about the suicide bo

Karnatak Lingayat Education Society

Karnataka Lingayat Education Society was founded in 1916 by seven educated youth with the objective of bringing education to the Kannada-speaking region of the erstwhile Bombay Presidency and what is today the North Karnataka region. Headquartered at Belagavi, KLE Society runs over 250 educational institutions in Karnataka and Maharashtra. On 13 November 1916, KLE Society started an Anglo Vernacular School in Belagavi. Lingaraj College came into existence in June 1933. In 1947, B. V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology was started in Hubli. Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College at Belagavi and Gudleppa Hallikeri College at Haveri were started in 1963. KLE runs the KLE engineering college in Belagavi, established in 1979. From 1984 onwards, KLE Society started dental, nursing, information technology, computer applications, hotel management, business management, fashion design, agriculture colleges, as well as polytechnics across India, its health care institutions include the super-specialty KLE Society's Prabhakar Kore Hospital and Medical Research Centre at Belagavi.

Today under the leadership of Prabhakar Kore, the KLE Society runs 256 institutions. In 1947, the government of Bombay Province made attempts to establish a university in Bombay Karnataka; as per the resolution No. 7914 of Education and Industries Department, the government of Bombay, a committee was constituted on 17 April 1947 to make recommendations regarding form, scope and jurisdiction of a university for Karnataka.. The Karnataka University came into existence in 1949; the founder life members of the KLE Society are: S. S. Basavanal B. B. Mamadapur M. R. Sakhare H. F. Kattimani B. S. Hanchinal P. R. Chikodi V. V. Patil University of Illinois, Chicago, USA, University of Michigan, USA University of Missouri, USA Sunderland University, UK Universiti Sains Malaysia, Copperbelt University at Republic of Zambia Rhodes University, South Africa, Middlesex University, UK University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA Christina Care Health Services, Delaware, USA Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA University of Colorado, Denver, USA Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA University of California at San Francisco, USA Fortius World School, London United Kingdom Prabhakar Kore KLE Society website

2001 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

The 2001 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series was the seventh season of the Craftsman Truck Series, the third highest stock car racing series sanctioned by NASCAR in the United States. Jack Sprague of Hendrick Motorsports was crowned drivers' champion. TABLE UNDER CONSTRUCTION / COMING SOON Note: If under "team", the owner's name is listed and in italics, that means the name of the race team that fielded the truck is unknown; the Florida Dodge Dealers 250 was held on February 16 at Daytona International Speedway. Joe Ruttman won the pole. Top 10 Results 18-Joe Ruttman 17-Ricky Hendrick 2-Scott Riggs 90-Lance Norick 61-Randy Tolsma 29-Terry Cook 20-Coy Gibbs 3-Bryan Reffner 52-Lyndon Amick 14-Rick Crawford The Florida Dodge Dealers 400K was held March 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Top 10 Results 1-Ted Musgrave 60-Travis Kvapil 24-Jack Sprague 2-Scott Riggs 17-Ricky Hendrick 61-Randy Tolsma 43-Carlos Contreras 14-Rick Crawford 18-Joe Ruttman 29-Terry CookThis was the first career NASCAR major racing series win for Ted Musgrave.

Failed to qualify: none The OSH 250 was held March 17 at Mesa Marin Raceway. Ted Musgrave won the pole. Top 10 Results 1-Ted Musgrave 24-Jack Sprague 62-Brendan Gaughan 66-Rick Carelli 2-Scott Riggs 18-Joe Ruttman 29-Terry Cook 17-Ricky Hendrick 75-Billy Bigley 61-Randy TolsmaFailed to qualify: none The Advance Auto Parts 250 was held April 7 at Martinsville Speedway. Joe Ruttman won the pole. Top 10 Results 2-Scott Riggs 60-Travis Kvapil 29-Terry Cook 18-Joe Ruttman 61-Randy Tolsma 88-Matt Crafton 14-Rick Crawford 3-Bryan Reffner 17-Ricky Hendrick 99-Nathan HaseleuFailed to qualify: Brian Sockwell, Willy T. Ribbs, Stan Boyd, Dana White, Jim Mills, Rodney Sawyers The Ram Tough 200 Presented by Pepsi was held May 6 at Gateway International Raceway. Ted Musgrave won the pole. Top 10 Results 1-Ted Musgrave 2-Scott Riggs 29-Terry Cook 14-Rick Crawford 60-Travis Kvapil 17-Ricky Hendrick 88-Matt Crafton 24-Jack Sprague 46-Dennis Setzer 75-Billy BigleyFailed to qualify: none The Darlington 200 was held May 12 at Darlington Raceway.

Jack Sprague won the pole. Top 10 Results 4-Bobby Hamilton 52-Ken Schrader 2-Scott Riggs 14-Rick Crawford 18-Joe Ruttman 60-Travis Kvapil 29-Terry Cook 88-Matt Crafton 75-Billy Bigley 99-Nathan HaseleuFailed to qualify: none The Jelly Belly 200 was held May 20 at Pikes Peak International Raceway. Scott Riggs won the pole. Top 10 Results 18-Joe Ruttman 2-Scott Riggs 24-Jack Sprague 1-Ted Musgrave 17-Ricky Hendrick 88-Matt Crafton 60-Travis Kvapil 46-Dennis Setzer 14-Rick Crawford 50-Chuck HossfeldFailed to qualify: none The MBNA E-Commerce 200 was held June 2 at Dover International Speedway. Scott Riggs won the pole. Top 10 Results 2-Scott Riggs 24-Jack Sprague 17-Ricky Hendrick 1-Ted Musgrave 20-Coy Gibbs 92-Stacy Compton 52-Ken Schrader 18-Joe Ruttman 88-Matt Crafton 60-Travis Kvapil The O'Reilly 400K was held June 8 at Texas Motor Speedway. Scott Riggs won the pole. Top 10 Results 24-Jack Sprague 41-Brendan Gaughan 3-David Starr 18-Joe Ruttman 17-Ricky Hendrick 1-Dennis Setzer 20-Coy Gibbs 61-Randy Tolsma 43-Carlos Contreras 99-Nathan HaseleuFailed to qualify: Frog Hall The Memphis 200 was held June 23 at Memphis Motorsports Park.

Jack Sprague won the pole. Top 10 Results 46-Dennis Setzer 2-Scott Riggs 18-Joe Ruttman 84-Chad Chaffin 20-Coy Gibbs 1-Ted Musgrave 17-Ricky Hendrick 90-Lance Norick 99-Greg Biffle 88-Matt Crafton The GNC Live Well 200 was held June 30 at The Milwaukee Mile. Jack Sprague won the pole. Top 10 Results 1-Ted Musgrave 24-Jack Sprague 60-Travis Kvapil 29-Terry Cook 99-Kurt Busch 18-Joe Ruttman 75-Billy Bigley 52-Ken Schrader 88-Matt Crafton 17-Ricky HendrickFailed to qualify: none The O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 was held July 7 at Kansas Speedway. Dennis Setzer won the pole. Top 10 Results 17-Ricky Hendrick 1-Ted Musgrave 46-Dennis Setzer 50-Jon Wood 75-Billy Bigley 60-Travis Kvapil 2-Scott Riggs 14-Rick Crawford 20-Coy Gibbs 99-Nathan HaseleuFailed to qualify: Doug Keller The Kroger 225 was held July 14 at Kentucky Speedway. Jack Sprague won the pole. Top 10 Results 2-Scott Riggs 18-Joe Ruttman 24-Jack Sprague 60-Travis Kvapil 46-Dennis Setzer 17-Ricky Hendrick 50-Jon Wood 61-Randy Tolsma 29-Terry Cook 75-Billy BigleyFailed to qualify: Michael Dokken, Phil Bonifield, Conrad Burr, Rodney Sawyers The New England 200 was held July 21 at New Hampshire International Speedway.

Jack Sprague won the pole. Top 10 Results 24-Jack Sprague 60-Travis Kvapil 46-Dennis Setzer 17-Ricky Hendrick 1-Ted Musgrave 29-Terry Cook 52-Ken Schrader 18-Joe Ruttman 92-Stacy Compton 88-Matt CraftonFailed to qualify: none The Power Stroke Diesel 200 was held August 3 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Joe Ruttman won the pole; this race marked the NASCAR debut of sixteen-year-old Kyle Busch. Top 10 Results 24-Jack Sprague 29-Terry Cook 18-Joe Ruttman 4-Bobby Hamilton 60-Travis Kvapil 14-Rick Crawford 88-Matt Crafton 46-Dennis Setzer 99-Kyle Busch 08-Bobby DotterFailed to qualify: Jim Mills, Howard Bixman, Mike Harmon, G. J. Mennan, Scotty Sands, Morris Coffman, Bob Coffey The Federated Auto Parts 200 was held August 10 at Nashville Superspeedway. Scott Riggs won the pole. Top 10 Results 2-Scott Riggs 1-Ted Musgrave 14-Rick Crawford 18-Joe Ruttman 60-Travis Kvapil 29-Terry Cook 99-Greg Biffle 1-Dennis Setzer 90-Lance Norick 20-Coy Gibbs The Sears Craftsman 175 was held August 18 at Chicago Motor Speedway.

Joe Ruttman won the pole. Top 10 Results 2-Scott Riggs 46-Dennis Setzer 90-Lance Norick 60-Travis Kvapil 14-Rick Crawford 29-Terry Cook 1-Ted Musgrave 18-Joe Ruttman 24-Jack Sprague 41-Brendan Gaughan The Chevy Silverado 200 was held August 26 at Nazareth Speedway. Terry Cook won the pole. Top 10 Results 99-Greg Biffle 29-Terry Cook 24-Jack Sprague 14-Rick Crawford 17-Ricky Hendrick 50-Jon Wood 75-Billy Bigley 1-Ted Musgrave 18-Joe Ruttman 90-Lance Hoope

IƱaki Azkuna

Iñaki Azkuna Urreta was a Spanish politician of the Basque Nationalist Party. He was mayor of the city of Biscay in the Basque Country, from 1999 until his death. In 2012, Azkuna won the World Mayor Prize, honoring the most outstanding mayors in the world, for his transformation of industrial Bilbao into a cultural centre. Azkuna died from prostate cancer on 20 March 2014 in Biscay, he was 71 years old. Son of a metallurgical and a seamstress, Iñaki Azkuna was born in Durango in 1943. Although he knew Bilbao since his childhood, he studied at Salamanca, where he graduated in Medicine in 1966, specializing in cardiology and radiology. After receiving his doctorate cum laude from the University of Salamanca he moved to France to work as an assistant in the Hospital abroad Broussais, of the University of Paris, between 1971 and 1972. There he met Anabella Dominguez, a Mexican student of French philology with whom he would marry and have a son. Since 1973, he was professor of Physical Medicine and Radiology at the University of the Basque Country and worked in the Hospital of Las Cruces, first as a physician assistant and from 1976 as head of the Radiology Department.

In 1981, he was appointed Director of the Hospital of Cruces. The following year he was appointed Director of hospitals of the Basque Government. From 1983 to 1987 he served as Director-general of Osakidetza-Servicio Basque Health. In July 1989 he was appointed Secretary general of the Presidency of the Basque Government, performing such work for two years, assuming the post of Advisor in the Department of health of the Basque Government in 1991, he was elected Mayor of Bilbao as the head of the list of the coalition between the PNV and Eusko Alkartasuna, thanks to the votes of the Basque Country councilors. He was re-elected to the post after the municipal elections of 2003, again in coalition with EA, 2007 in solitary, without obtaining absolute majority in any of them. In the municipal elections of 2011, managed to reach the first absolute majority in the history of the PNV in the city of Bilbao, which allowed the legislature to govern alone. In January 2013 received the Mayor World Award, given the greater City Foundation, in recognition of his work in the city of Bilbao.

He died on March 20, 2014, at the age of 71 years, as a result of prostate cancer, diagnosed in March 2003. On march 24 he was dismissed with full honours in a funeral mass celebrated in the Cathedral of Santiago in Bilbao. President of the Board of Directors in Iparraguirres S. A. publishing company President of the interinstitutional society for the regeneration of the Bilbao metropolitan area, Bilbao Ría 2000. President of Worldwide Network of Port Cities, from 2002 to 2005. Radioangiografía de las cardiopatías congénitas, 1988. Tratado de Cardiología Pediátrica, Salvat, 1983. World Mayor Great Cross of the Health Civil Order of the Ministry of Health Knight of France’s Legion of Honour. "V de Vida" award of the AECC, posthumous title. Name change of the Alhóndiga multi-purpose venue to Azkuna Zentroa, as a posthumous recognition

Mikko Tuomi

Mikko Tuomi is a Finnish astronomer from the University of Hertfordshire, most known for his contributions to the discovery of a number of exoplanets, among them the Proxima Centauri b which orbits the closest star to the Sun. Mikko Tuomi was the first to find indications of the existence of Proxima Centauri b in archival observation data. Other exoplanets to whose discovery or study Tuomi has contributed include HD 40307, HD 154857 c, Kapteyn c, Gliese 682 c, HD 154857, Gliese 221, Gliese 581 g and the planetary system orbiting Tau Ceti, he has led the development of new data analysis techniques for distinguishing observations caused by natural activity of the star and those caused by planets orbiting them. Mikko Tuomi has contributed to many cosmologist research articles including: "A Super-Earth in the Habitable Zone" "Two planets around Kapteyn's star: A cold and a temperate super-Earth orbiting the nearest halo red drarf" "Bayesian search for low-mass planets around nearby M. draws. Estimates for occurrence rate based on global detestability statistics" "A dynamically-packed planetary system around GJ667C with three super-Earths in its habitable zone" Mikko Tuomi helped discover the Proxima Centauri b planet by observing the gravitational tug of Proxima Centauri's star, Proxima Centauri.

Exoplanetology List of habitable exoplanets Proxima Centauri

Beerburrum railway station

Beerburrum railway station is located on the North Coast line in Queensland, Australia. It serves the town of Beerburrum in the Sunshine Coast Region; the North Coast line from Caboolture to Landsborough was completed on 1 February 1890. Beerburrum station was a single platform with a crossing loop; as part of the construction of a new 14 kilometre alignment for the North Coast line from Caboolture to Beerburrum, a new station was built to the east, opening on 14 April 2009. Beyond Beerburrum, the line becomes single track, it is scheduled to be duplicated to Landsborough by 2021. Beerburrum is serviced by City network services to Brisbane and Gympie North. To relieve congestion on the single track North Coast line north of Beerburrum, the rail service is supplemented by a bus service operated by Kangaroo Bus Lines on weekdays between Caboolture and Nambour as route 649. Media related to Beerburrum railway station at Wikimedia Commons Beerburrum station Queensland Rail Beerburrum station Queensland's Railways on the Internet