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Chico and the Man

Chico and the Man is an American sitcom television series that aired on NBC for four seasons from September 13, 1974 to July 21, 1978. It stars Jack Albertson as Ed Brown, the cantankerous owner of a run-down garage in an East Los Angeles barrio, Freddie Prinze as Chico Rodriguez, an upbeat, optimistic young Chicano who comes in looking for a job, it was the first U. S. television series set in a Mexican-American neighborhood. Comedians Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong have stated that series creator James Komack followed the comedians on tour for three months. Cheech and Chong have both stated that Komack had approached them to star in the show, but they turned down the offer, preferring to stick to films. Komack told the Associated Press that he first tried working with Cheech and Chong on a show about a Chicano and a Nisei. Komack said he decided to make the show about a young Chicano and a "seventh-generation WASP" after he and the comedy team "couldn't get it together". A hard-drinking Anglo widower, Ed stubbornly refuses to fit in with the changing East L.

A. has alienated most of the people who live around him. He uses ethnic slurs and berates Chico, a Latino, in an effort to get him to leave when Chico comes looking for a job, yet Chico sees something in Ed, sneaks back in at night to clean up the garage and move into an old van that Ed has parked inside. As Ed sees all the effort Chico has put in, he begins to warm to Chico. Over the course of the show, Ed grows to see Chico as family, although Ed denies this on several occasions; the chemistry between Jack Albertson's "Ed" and Freddie Prinze's "Chico" was a major factor in making the show a hit in its first two seasons. It remained in the top 30 for its second season; the show was created by James Komack, who produced other successful TV shows such as The Courtship of Eddie's Father and Welcome Back, Kotter. Freddie Prinze was discovered by Komack after he appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in December 1973. Komack thought; as the show progressed, Chico's background was revealed as being Mexican on his father's side and Puerto Rican on his mother's side, " grandmother speaks a little Hungarian!".

Chico was revealed to have spent part of his childhood in Hungary following the death of his mother, being raised by his Aunt Connie. Chico attempts to explain his situation to Ed by portraying it as the dilemma of his distant cousin in Hungary, torn between the farmer for whom he now works and whom he has grown to love, another farmer who has offered him a better job. During this scene and this episode, the love between these disparate characters was made clear for the first time, which Chico's cousin Carlos notes when he releases Chico from his promise. By the second season, Ed begins to see that he is a part of a bigger world, although he still complains about it. By this time he has found himself a girlfriend by the name of Flora; the theme song was performed by José Feliciano. After struggling with depression and drug use, Freddie Prinze shot himself on January 28, 1977, he was taken off life support and died the following day at the age of 22. The last episode to star Prinze, was taped several hours before Prinze's death.

After Prinze's death, the producers considered canceling the show, but opted instead to try replacing the character. To write Chico out of the script, they had the other characters comment that he had gone to visit his father in Mexico; the third season finished out with three Chico-less episodes focusing on the other characters in the show. In the opening episode of the fourth season, a replacement for Chico was introduced. Instead of an adult, the producers brought in 12-year-old Raul, played by Gabriel Melgar, his first appearance came when Ed and Louie go on a fishing trip to Tijuana and find the Mexican orphan hiding out in their trunk on their return. At the end of this episode, Ed is putting Raul to bed and accidentally calls him Chico. Raul corrects him and Ed remarks, "You're all Chicos to me." Ed adopts Raul, only to have Raul's overprotective Aunt Charo – played by actress/singer Charo – come from Spain and try to become a part of the "family", as well. A two-part episode ran in the final season.

Ed catches Raul playing Chico's guitar and Ed smashes it on the van in anger. Raul believes Ed runs away to Mexico. Ed goes after him and explains to Raul that Chico died, but did not say how, putting a measure of closure on the fate of Chico in the series. In January 1978, after one further episode, NBC placed the Man on hiatus; the show returned in June, the unaired episodes were broadcast through the summer of 1978, although one episode remained unaired during the final network run. Toward the end of the show's final season, actress Julie Hill was added to the cast as Monica, Ed's attractive 18-year-old adopted niece, she had come to Los Angeles to break into show business, lived in Chico's old van while awaiting her big break. Chico


Satghara, is a town and union council of Okara District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is located at 30°55'0N 73°31'0E with an altitude of 164 metres and is the location of the tomb of Baloch folk hero, Mir Chakar Rind. Many of his descendants as well as sub tribes of Baloch descent predominate in the district. More than half of the town is inhabited by Syeds, they have a family graveyard where many great spiritual leaders including Syed Qaim Ali Shah Gilani, known as Pir Bodian Wala he was head of this lineage of the descendants of Abdul Qadir Gilani of Baghdad Sharif in Satghara, Syed Ahmed Shah Gilani, known as Pir Bodian Wala was the eldest son, Syed Shams-Ud-Din Gilani, Syed Fateh Ali Shah Gilani, Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani, Syed Ahmed Ali Shah Gilani, Syed Jaffar Hussain Gilani, Syed Ali Bahadur Gilani, Syed Sher Shah Gilani and Syed Khadim Hussain Gilani are lying in peace. Their shrines are built in the graveyard and are visible from a great distance. Mounds of brick debris at Satghara mark the site of a forgotten town, the coins found at Satghara prove that it was inhabited in the time of the Kushan dynasty.

The name of this town "Satghara" is believed to drive its name from words or seven ghars seven homes. Another sound historical folklore is narrated that some injured soldiers of Alexandar the Great resided their and they named this ancient town as Stageira now corrupted as Satghara

Small Arms Protective Insert

The Small Arms Protective Insert is a ceramic trauma plate used by the United States Armed Forces. It was first used in a ballistic vest, it is now used in the Improved Outer Tactical Vest as well as the Modular Tactical Vest, in addition to commercially available "plate carriers". The Kevlar Interceptor vest itself is designed to stop projectiles up to and including 9×19mm Parabellum submachine gun rounds, in addition to fragmentation. To protect against higher-velocity rifle rounds, SAPI plates are needed. In May 2005, the U. S. Armed Forces began replacing the standard Small Arms Protective Insert plates with the Enhanced Small Arms Protective Insert. An ESAPI provides protection from.30-06 Springfield M2 armor-piercing with a steel or tungsten penetrator in accordance with the NIJ Level IV standard, but costs about $600 per plate, 50% more than SAPI plates. They are produced by Ceradyne, BAE Systems, ArmorWorks Enterprises. A call for a next generation plate, to stop greater velocity threats than the ESAPI plate was issued by the U.

S. Army in 2008; the X Threat Small Arms Protective Insert plates are allowed scalar or flexible systems, asked for better coverage, with less than a pound of additional weight. XSAPI did in fact offer better protection, at the cost of more weight and thicker armor profile; the XSAPI is intended to protect against an "X-Threat", able to be inferred from another source to be the M993 7.62 NATO armor piercing projectile. In addition, there is record of the FBI utilizing the plate for their purposes on May 2011; the standard plate for the Interceptor body armor is made of boron carbide or silicon carbide ceramic. New ESAPI plates are made of boron carbide; the standard plates are not given an NIJ rating, as they are tested in accordance with specific protocols for the military and not the NIJ's testing. Military testing calls for survivability of three hits from the round marked on the plate - for standard SAPI, of a caliber up to 7.62×51mm NATO M80 ball and of a muzzle velocity up to 2,750 ft/s.

For ESAPI, a.30-06 Springfield M2 armor-piercing cartridge. This performance is only assured when backed by the soft armor of the OTV; the ceramic plate is backed with a shield made of Spectra, a material up to 40% stronger than Kevlar, to trap any fragments of either plate or projectile and prevent them from injuring the wearer. SAPI plates meant for body armor come in front and back plates which are identical, smaller side plates; the front and back plates come in five sizes. Their dimensions are the following:Front and back SAPI plates: Extra Small - 1.27 kg | 184 x 292 mm Small - 1.59 kg | 222 x 298 mm Medium - 1.82 kg | 241 x 318 mm Large - 2.09 kg | 260 x 337 mm Extra Large 2.40 kg | 280 x 356 mm ESAPI plates are the same size but greater in weight. Extra Small - 1.70 kg Small - 2.08 kg Medium - 2.50 kg Large - 2.85 kg Extra Large - 3.25 kg Side SAPI torso side plates, their replacement, the Enhanced Side Ballistic Inserts, have identical weights and dimensions. ESBI plates can be replaced with size X-Small ESAPI plates.

1 kg | 150 x 200 mm The mechanism of effect lies in absorbing and dissipating the projectile's kinetic energy in local shattering of the ceramic plate and blunting the bullet material on the hard ceramic. The Spectra backing spreads the energy of the impact to a larger area and stops the fragments, reducing the likelihood of fatal injury to the wearer; the same principle is used for the ceramic tiles used for the armored cockpits of some military airplanes, the anti-spallation liners used in modern armored personnel carriers. It is a false assumption that eliminating the penetration of a projectile into the body by using a personal armour system ensures that the wearer will not experience serious injury or death. Blunt force trauma can cause fatal damage to internal organs. Ceramic plate Tactical Vest Antenna System Ceramic armor

Contractors Bonding v Snee

Contractors Bonding v Snee 2 NZLR 157 is a leading New Zealand case regarding undue influence. Snee's son, Mr Savage, purchased a travel agency. In order to be a travel agent, it needed to pay a bond of $50,000 to the Travel Agents Association. To satisfy this requirement, they arranged for Contractors Bonding to issue the bond, but they required suitable security before this bond was given. To satisfy this requirement, Savage approached his mother, convincing her to guarantee this bond, supported by a mortgage over her house, she gave this guarantee, despite the fact her lawyer had advised her not once, but twice, to not give the guarantee. Savage received her guarantee documents from his lawyers, took them to his mother to sign. Two years after customer funds disappeared, resulting in Contractors Bonding seeking reimbursement of the bond from Mrs Snee, started mortgagee proceedings against her house, although she managed to obtain an injunction from the High Court to stop this, pleading duress, undue influence, unconscionable bargain, as amongst other things, it was held that she suffered a significant mental impairment due to her alcoholism.

Contractors Bonding appealed. The Court ruled that whilst Savage exercised undue influence over his mother, however as Savage was not acting as the agent of Contractors Bonding, no undue influence could be imputed against them. Accordingly, the guarantee and the mortgage were both ruled to be enforceable against Mrs Snee

Let Me Clear My Throat

"Let Me Clear My Throat" is a song by American hip-hop artist DJ Kool. It was released in April 1996 as the third and final single from his album of the same name Let Me Clear My Throat, it was recorded live at the Bahama Bay club in Philadelphia. The most popular version of the song is the one recorded live at Bahama Bay; this version incorporates audience cheers and participation. The musical content of the song consists of two samples: the introductory fanfare of "Hollywood Swinging" by Kool & The Gang, used in both the intro and pre-chorus, a chopped half of "The 900 Number" by The 45 King, used in the verses and chorus. Aside from a 16-line verse in the first half of the song, the lyrical content consists of audience-pleasing antics, energetic shouts, call-and-response, shout-outs. Kool makes lyrical nods to a grittier house party history of hip-hop, dropping references from early hip-hop and soul artists such as Run DMC, James Brown, Whistle; the title and common line of the song, "let me clear my throat," is itself taken from the Beastie Boys' "The New Style" from 1986's Licensed to Ill.

As of the 2015-16 season, the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the Elite Ice Hockey League's Fife Flyers use this song as their official goal song. The song was chosen as the Buffalo Sabres official goal song as part of an online fan vote on the team's official website; the song is used to pump up the crowd at Nebraska Cornhuskers football games. The song is used as the theme song for BBC Radio Scotland football show Off The Ball; the song is featured in the 2nd trailer to Office Christmas Party. "Let Me Clear My Throat" - 4:25 "Let Me Clear My Throat" - 4:51 "Let Me Clear My Throat" - 4:53 "Let Me Clear My Throat" - 4:32 "Let Me Clear My Throat" - 3:48 "Let Me Clear My Throat" - 4:54 "Let Me Clear My Throat" - 1:22 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Phi Kappa Mu

Phi Kappa Mu is a fraternity based in the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. The Greek letters ΦΚΜ stands for Fraternity of the College of Medicine. Founded in August 1933, it is the oldest medical fraternity in the Philippines; the fraternity was conceived to foster brotherhood, academic excellence and service to the community among the medical students of the University of the Philippines. In 1933, Nicanor Padilla, Jr. Jose Barcelona, Leopoldo Vergel de Dios, Benito Reverente, Jesus T. Mendoza members of the Class of 1936 of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, initiated the founding of the fraternity, they met with Luis Torres Jr. Jose Barcelona, Antonio Cañiza of the intern's class. By the time the fraternity was formally created, there were thirty-five charter members; the name Phi Kappa Mu was conceived by Luis Torres Jr. who along with Jose Barcelona were among the first Filipino members of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. The constitution and by-laws were created through the efforts of Leopoldo Vergel de Dios.

The fraternity song was composed by Cesar Villafuerte and Herminio Velarde, Jr. in 1939. Numerous luminaries emerged from the Fraternity's membership, several of whom were conferred by the UP College of Medicine as those who made lasting contributions to the practice of Medicine in the Philippines; the list includes Florentino Herrera Φ37, first Chancellor of UP Manila, founder of the UP School of Health Sciences. The 5th Chancellor of University of the Philippines - Manila:; the 1973 T. O. Y. M. -'Ten Outstanding Young Man' of the Philippines. The Burn Center of Philippine General Hospital is named after him. -'Alfredo T. Ramirez M. D. Burn Center' of Philippine General Hospital - University of The Philippines. Alfredo is one of'The Four Finest Bred' physician of'The History of Philippine Medicine'. Alfredo was one of the past Deans of University of the Philippines College of Medicine, he worked for'Fire Prevention Month' in the Philippines, approved in Presidential Order during the time of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as the country's president.

He was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons an alumnus of Tufts University in United States of America where he took his Master of Science in Burn Medicine."Operation Blood Brothers" was organized in 1971, spearheaded by Prospero Tuaño. These bloodletting campaign were intended to replenish the inadequate depots of the Philippine General Hospital Blood Banks, but on August 21 of that year, "Operation Blood Brother" spelled the difference between surviving and dying for the victims of the Plaza Miranda Bombing who thronged in PGH. In 1996, the PHIKAPPAMU. COM and the Phi Network were created, resulting in the massive mobilization of Phi Kappa Mu members around the world; the Phi Kappa Mu Alumni Association in North America was created in 1998. The name was changed to Phi Kappa Mu International; the Phi Kappa Mu Fraternity Permanent Endowment Fund was initiated and is the largest endowment fund within the University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America -Permanent Endowment Fund.

The Fund contributed to various scholarships and infrastructure projects in the UP College of Medicine. In 2007, the OPERA program, a financial support program for indigent pediatric surgical patients was established. In the same year the Empowerment through Mobility project, a partnership between the Fraternity and Free Wheelchair Mission, was launched. Over a thousand wheelchairs were distributed among the less-abled Filipinos. Diamonds in the Rough, a nationwide search for outstanding community rural doctors was launched in 2008 to recognize young doctors serving depressed and underserved communities in the country, highlight their selfless efforts to help these areas. A seven-cornered golden sunburst with the Greek letters ΦΚΜ across the middle. Above it is the staff of Aesculapius flanked by the letters U and P which stand for University of the Philippines. Below the Greek letters is the name of the College of Medicine. Dr. Luis F. Torres Jr. Φ33 - "Father of Modern Urology in the Philippines" Dr. Francisco Dy Φ33 - Former Regional Director of World Health Organization - WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific for 13 years Dr. Jesus Lava Φ33 - Former Supremo of the'Hukbalahap' - Hukbalahap Dr. Jesus T. Mendoza Φ33 - Brigadier General and Former Surgeon General, Armed Forces of the Philippines Dr. Enrique Garcia Φ34 - Former Secretary of Department of Health Philippines - DOH Dr. Florentino B.

Herrera Φ37 - First Chancellor of UP Manila, Founder of the UP School of Health Sciences Dr. Quintin Gomez Φ40 - "Father of Modern Anesthesiology in the Philippines" Dr. Luis M. Mabilangan Φ47 - An institution in the field of Philippine Pediatrics Dr. Ramon F. Abarquez, Jr. Φ48 - Eminent cardiologist and developer of the