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Christopher Hill (historian)

John Edward Christopher Hill was an English Marxist historian and academic, specialising in 17th-century English history. From 1965 to 1978, he was Master of Oxford University. Chris Hill was born on 6 February 1912, Bishopthorpe Road, York, to Edward Harold Hill and Janet Augusta, his father was a solicitor and the family were devout Methodists. He attended York. At the age of 16, he sat his entrance examination at University of Oxford; the two history tutors who marked his papers recognised his ability and offered him a place to forestall any chance he might go to the University of Cambridge. In 1931 Hill took a prolonged holiday in Freiburg, where he witnessed the rise of the Nazi Party saying that it contributed to the radicalisation of his politics, he matriculated into Balliol College in 1931. In 1932, he won the Lothian Prize, he graduated with a first-class Bachelor of Arts degree in modern history in 1934. Whilst at Balliol, Hill became a committed Marxist and joined the Communist Party of Great Britain in the year he graduated.

After graduating, he became a fellow of All Souls College. In 1935, he undertook a ten-month trip to Moscow, Soviet Union. There he became fluent in Russian and studied Soviet historical scholarship that relating to Britain. After returning to England in 1936, Hill accepted a teaching position as an assistant lecturer at the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire. During his time at Cardiff, Hill attempted to join the International Brigade and fight in the Spanish Civil War but was rejected. Instead, he was active in helping Basque refugees, displaced by the war. After two years at Cardiff, he returned to Balliol College in 1938 as a tutor of history. Following the outbreak of the Second World War, he joined the British Army as a private in the Field Security Police, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry on 2 November 1940 with the service number 156590. That same year, he took part in a debate among many Marxist historians.

At around this time, Hill started to publish his articles and reviews about 17th-century English history. On 19 October 1941, he transferred to the Intelligence Corps, he was seconded to the Foreign Office from 1943. Hill returned to Oxford University after the war to continue his academic work. In 1946, Hill and many other Marxist historians formed the Communist Party Historians Group. In 1949, he applied to be the chair of History at the newly created Keele University, but was turned down because of his Communist Party affiliations, he helped create the journal Past and Present in 1952, that focused on social history. Hill was becoming discontented with the lack of democracy in the Communist Party. However, he stayed in the party, unlike many other intellectuals, after the Soviet invasion of Hungary in 1956, he left the party in the spring of 1957 when one of his reports to the party congress was rejected. After 1956, Hill's career ascended to new heights, his studies on 17th-century English history were acknowledged and recognised.

It was the year of the publication of his first academic book. These were based on the study of printed sources accessible in the Bodleian Library and on the secondary works produced by other academic historians rather than on research in the surviving archives. In 1965, Hill was elected the Master of Balliol College, he held the post from 1965 to 1978. Among his students at Balliol was Brian Manning, who went on to develop understanding of the English Revolution. At Oxford, he acted as Senior Member of the exclusive Stubbs Society. Many of Hill's most notable studies focused on 17th-century English history, his books include Puritanism and Revolution, Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution, The Century of Revolution, AntiChrist in 17th-century England, The World Turned Upside Down and many others. He retired from Balliol in 1978 when he took up a full-time appointment for two years at the Open University, he continued to lecture thereafter from his home at Oxfordshire. In Hill's years, he lived with Alzheimer's disease and required constant care.

He died on 23 February 2003 of cerebral atrophy in a nursing home in Oxfordshire. Hill married Inez Waugh on 17 January 1944; the 23-year-old was the ex-wife of Ian Anthony Waugh and daughter of an army officer, Gordon Bartlett. Together they had a daughter, who drowned while holidaying in Spain in 1986, their marriage broke down after ten years. His second wife was Bridget Irene Mason, the ex-wife of Stephen Mason, a fellow communist and historian, they married on 2 January 1956. Their first daughter Kate died in a car accident in 1957, they had two other children: Dinah. The English Revolution, 1640, ISBN 0-85315-044-3 Lenin and the Russian Revolution, ISBN 0-14-013535-9 Economic Problems of the Church: From Archbishop Whitgift to the Long Parliament, ISBN 0-586-03528-1 Puritanism and Revolution: Studies in Interpretation of the English Revolution of the 17th Century, ISBN 0-7126-6722-9 The Century of Revolution, 1603–1714, ISBN 0-17-712002-9 Society and Puritanism in Pre-Revolutionary England, ISBN 0-7126-6816-0 Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution, ISBN 0-19-820668-2 Reformation t

Unna station

Unna station is the main passenger station in the Westphalian city of Unna in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The other stations in the city that are served by regular passenger services are Unna-Königsborn, Unna West, Massen, Lünern and Hemmerde; the station was opened in 1855 as part of the Dortmund–Soest railway built by the Bergisch-Märkische Railway Company and equipped with an impressive station building, sold for non-rail purposes in 2005. In 1866, the BME opened the line from Unna to Hamm to connect with the Cologne-Minden trunk line; the line was extended from Unna to Hagen, making Unna station into a railway junction of regional importance. Between 1899 and 1901 the Prussian state railways opened the Fröndenberg–Kamen railway to connect the three east-west lines in the area; the southern part connected with the line to Menden, opened in 1872. The northern part was opened for freight in 1900 and a year for passenger traffic; this route is now worked only as as line S 4 of the Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn.

Between 1909 and 1950, the Unna-Kamen-Werne light railway connected Unna station and Kamen station. Unna station is served by the following trains services; the station serves as the central bus junction for the city. "Unna station". NRW Rail Archive. André Joost. Retrieved 5 September 2011. "Unna station operations". NRW Rail Archive. André Joost. Retrieved 5 September 2011

Mohamed Khan

Mohamed Hamed Hassan Khan was an Egyptian film director and actor. He was a pivotal member of the "1980s generation" in Egyptian cinema, along with directors such as Khairy Beshara, Daoud Abdel Sayed, Atef El-Tayeb, Yousry Nasrallah, his main aesthetic credo, in line with directors from his generation, was a reinvigorated realism seeking direct documentation of everyday life in Cairo, beyond the walls of the studio. Khan was born on 26 October 1942 in Cairo, Egypt to an Egyptian born Italian mother and a Pakistani father. After completing his high school education in Egypt, he went on to study at the London School of Film Technique between 1962 and 1963, he directed several 8mm films. In 1963, he returned to Egypt and worked in the script department of the General Egyptian Film Organization. Between 1964 and 1966, he worked as an assistant director in Lebanon, he moved again in England, where he wrote his book "An Introduction to the Egyptian Cinema", published by Informatics in 1969. He edited another Book entitled “Outline of Czechoslovakian Cinema”, published by Informatics in 1971.

His 1983 film The Street Player was entered into the 13th Moscow International Film Festival. According to a book issued by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in December 2007, Khan's Ahlam Hind we Kamilia is one of the 100 landmarks in the history of the Egyptian cinema, he has one daughter, Nadine, a film director, one son, Hassan, an artist and musician. He was married twice first to Zeinab Khalifa, a well known Egyptian Jeweller and to Wessam Soliman, an Egyptian scenarist who wrote three of his movies: Banat Wust el-Balad, Fi-Sha'et Masr el-Guedida, Fatat el-Masna'. Short Films Da'e Al Haram Al Battikha. Screened at Adelaide and Oberhausen film festivals in 1973. Leqa' a'ely Al Sebaq Al Tawil Yoam Fi Hayat Ossra Sa'eeda Al Alameyya Ahlam layssat Mostahila Al Mar'a Al Messreyya Atfal Al Shaware' Al Bait Al Kabir Feature Films Darbet shams Screened at Montreal Film Festival in 1979. Cidalec Golden Award for first film at the Alexandria Film Festival in 1979. First Film Award at the Egyptian Film Society Festival in 1979.

Certificate of Merrit for Direction from the Egyptian Ministry of Culture in 1981. El Raghba Al Tha'r Ta'er ala el tariq. Screened at Montreal, Tashkent, Karlovy Vary Film Festivals in 1981 and 1982. Jury Award at the Egyptian Film Society Festival in 1982. Maw'id ala asha' Nos Arnab El Harrif. Screened at the Moscow, Valencia Film Festivals in 1983 and 1984. Best Direction at the Egyptian Film Society Festival in 1985. Kharaga wa lam ya'ud. Silver Award at the Carthage Film Festival in 1984. Moshwar Omar. Screened at the Strasbourg, Valencia Film Festivals. Screened at the Tashkent, Paris Arab Film Festivals in 1986 and 1987. Youssef and Zeinab. Screened at the Strasbourg and Moscow Film Festivals in 1986 and 1987. Awdat Mowatin. Screened out of Competition at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival. Screened at the Montreal, Bastia and Paris Arab Film Festivals between 1987, 1990 and 1991. Zawgat Ragol Mohim. Silver Award at the Damascus Film Festival in 1987. Screened In Competition at the 15th Moscow International Film Festival in 1987.

Screened at the Montreal, Tetouan, Digne and Nantes Film Festivals in 1987 and 1988. Ahlam Hind we Kamilia. Bronze Award at the Valencia Film Fest in 1988. Best Direction from Egyptian Film Society Festival in 1989. Best Film from the Catholic Film Centre in Cairo in 1989. Screened at the Tashkent, Bahrain and Tetouan Film Festivals, between 1989 and 1995. Supermarket Best Direction from the Egyptian Film Society Festival in 1991. Best Film from the Egyptian National Film Festivals in 1991. Screened at the Munich and Montpellier Festivals, in 1991. Fares Al Madina. Screened at the Valencia and Paris Arab Film Festivals in 1992. Al Ghar'ana Screened at the Rotterdam Film Festival in 1993. Mr Karate Youm har giddan Ayyam El Sadat Klephty Banat west albalad Fi shaket Masr El Gedeeda Fataat El Masnaa Before the Summer Crowds Mohamed Khan on IMDb An issue of Carnival Arabia dedicated to Mohamed Khan The best of Egyptian cinema, the best 15 best Egyptian films of all time Biography

Austin Larkin

Austin Blake Larkin is an American football defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He played college football at Purdue. Larkin began his college career as a walk-on at the University of Notre Dame as a linebacker, he appeared in a single game during the 2014 season, but did not record any stats. Larkin transferred to the City College of San Francisco for the 2015 season where he switched to defensive end; as a sophomore, he record 38 tackles with 7 sacks. Just hours after finishing a game, Larkin got on a red-eye flight to West Lafayette, where Purdue University head coach, Darrell Hazell offered him a scholarship and he accepted. Larkin signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent on May 11, 2018, he was waived on September 1, 2018. On May 29, 2019, Larkin was signed by the Atlanta Falcons, he was waived on August 31, 2019 and was signed to the practice squad the next day. He was promoted to the active roster on November 23, 2019, but was waived three days and re-signed to the practice squad.

He was promoted back to the active roster on December 17, 2019. He is the nephew of former Major League Baseball player, Barry Larkin. Purdue Boilermakers bio Atlanta Falcons bio

Burnt Offerings (Hamilton novel)

Burnt Offerings is the seventh in the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series of horror/mystery/erotica novels by Laurell K. Hamilton. Burnt Offerings continues the adventures of Anita Blake, as she attempts to solve a series of arsons and other crimes, deal with a threat to her lover, the vampire Jean-Claude, as he fends off a political challenge from the Vampire Council; as with the other novels in the series, Burnt Offerings blends elements of supernatural, police procedural, erotic fiction. As with previous novels, "Burnt Offerings" refers to a location within the novel itself. In this case, "Burnt Offerings" is a vampire-themed theme restaurant where some of the events of the novel take place; as in the previous novels, Burnt Offerings requires Anita to balance her romantic life with her roles as supernatural police consultant, vampire executioner, zombie animator, human servant and lover to the vampire Master of the City and lupa to the local werewolf pack. In this case, Anita is confronted with several problems that prove to be interrelated: Fire Captain Pete McKinnon wants Anita's help with a series of arson incidents that he believes to be the work of a pyrokinetic.

The local wereleopard pard needs leadership and protection after Anita killed its "alpha," Gabriel in the previous novel, The Killing Dance. The Thronos Rokke pack of werewolves needs clear succession and protection while Richard is out of town studying for his master's degree. A vampire has been set on fire at the vampire owned and themed restaurant, "Burnt Offerings." The woman who did so claims that the vampire tried to bite her against her will, alleges self-defense. This attack proves to be the first in a series of attacks on vampires and vampire businesses. Most threatening, the Vampire Council has sent representatives to Jean-Claude's territory in an attempt to investigate and destroy Jean-Claude; the Council is threatened by Jean-Claude's ability to destroy one of its most powerful members, The Earthmover, by Jean-Claude's refusal to take The Earthmover's place on the Council himself.. The Council has sent representatives of four of its six remaining members, as follows: Council member The Traveler has arrived or at least in spirit.

The Traveler is accompanied by Balthasar, his human servant, has recruited one of Jean-Claude's vampires, Liv, to leave Jean-Claude's service and swear fealty to the Traveler. Council member the Master of Beasts has arrived accompanied by his son and the other members of his triumvirate and Captain Thomas Carswell. Belle Morte does not come but is represented by Asher, Jean-Claude's former lover and current mortal enemy. Morte d'Amour is represented by the vampires Warrick. Anita is forced to put the mysteries aside as she participates in a series of confrontations between Jean-Claude's followers and the council. Anita's combination of loyalty and naiveté allows her to triumph over each of the delegations of vampires; the Master of Beasts and Fernando attempt to seize control of as many of the city's lycanthropes as possible, but are stopped by Anita and Rafael. Anita assumes control of the leopard pard and assumes her role as lupa, rescuing all of the local shapeshifters with Richard and Jean-Claude's help, but not before the Master of Beasts and Liv torture Rafael and Fernando and Liv torture and rape Sylvie and Vivian.

Anita shares Jean-Claude's love for Asher, notwithstanding Asher's scars and his hatred of them both. Their love wins Asher over, he decides to leave Belle Morte's service and remain in St. Louis with Anita and Jean-Claude. Anita offers friendship to the Traveler, challenges him to be a worthy ruler when she discovers that his power is causing local vampires to become feral. Intrigued, he accepts; as she and Richard confront the Master of Beasts a second time, the Master lets Anita get too close. Anita draws on the power of Raina's munin, using Raina's powers to threaten harm rather than healing. With the Master's heart in her metaphysical grip, Anita threatens to kill him unless the Master leaves St. Louis and turns over Liv and Fernando to suffer the punishment for raping a member of Anita's werewolf pack; the Master is loath to give up his son, but agrees, Anita turns Liv and Fernando over to Sylvie and the pack, winning their loyalty as their lupa. Yvette reveals her plan, solving the remaining mysteries.

Like Mister Oliver before him, Yvette's master, Morte d'Amour, fears the US experiment with vampire legalization and wishes to sabotage it. Yvette, together with Harry, the owner of Burnt Offerings, has been provoking Humans First to attack vampires and vampire businesses, plans for Asher to kill Jean-Claude, seize control of the city's vampires, provoke them into a murderous rampage. Asher, won over by Jean-Claude and Anita, refuses. Yvette reveals her back-up plan—at her instructions, Warrick, a pyrokinetic, has been setting the arson fires, will burn down a stadium full of people. Warrick, a former crusader, announces that he has rediscovered his faith in God and refuses to assist Yvette. Yvette announces that she will go on a rampage, but is stopped by Warrick, who uses his powers to burn both Yvette and himself to ash. Burnt Offerings

Rebellion Losses Bill

The Rebellion Losses Bill was a controversial law enacted by the legislature of the Province of Canada in 1849. Its passage and subsequent assent by the Governor General, James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin makes the bill a landmark piece of legislation in Canadian political history; the bill was enacted to compensate Lower Canadians who lost property during the Rebellions of 1837 with measures similar to those providing compensation in Upper Canada. Two factors made this measure controversial. Though participants in the Rebellion could not be compensated with taxpayer's money, the sympathies for the Rebellion were more widespread in Lower Canada so that compensation in Lower Canada was seen as "giving money to the rebels". Secondly, the damage done by the army far exceeded the damage done by the rebels so that provisions to compensate for damages done by the army was considered disloyal to the Crown; the enactment of the bill angered some of Montreal's Tory citizens and provoked weeks of violent disturbances known as the Montreal Riots.

It culminated in the burning of the Parliament building on April 25 which until was in Montreal. On February 28, 1845, the representatives sitting in the Legislative Assembly unanimously adopted the text of an address asking Governor Metcalfe to take measures to compensate the inhabitants of Lower Canada whose properties were damaged or destroyed during the armed conflict of 1837–8. Prior to that, in the course of the last session of the Parliament of Upper Canada on October 23, 1840, the representatives had passed an act to indemnify certain parties for losses incurred during the uprising in that province in 1837. A credit of £40,000 had been appropriated to address claims made by inhabitants, but no amount had been spent because the treasury of the province was empty. Amending an act passed in 1838, the act of 1840 provided for the indemnification of civilians whose property had been damaged without enquiring into the presumed loyalty of persons during the armed conflict. On its part, the Special Council of Lower Canada had issued an ordinance, in 1838, to indemnify certain parties, but on the basis of their presumed loyalty to the crown.

On March 29, 1845, the governor assented to a bill allocating the revenue from the tavern licences in Canada West to the payment of claims by habitants settled in the former Upper Canada who had still not received any compensation. A sum of £ 38,658 was raised between January 24, 1849 by the means of this law. In 1846, the revenues from wedding licences were allocated for the same purpose. Following the adoption of the address to the governor in 1845, the Draper–Viger government set up, on November 24, a commission to enquire into the claims the inhabitants of Lower Canada had sent since 1838, to determine those that were justified and provide an estimate of the amount to be paid; the five commissioners, Joseph Dionne, P. H. Moore, Jacques Viger, John Simpson and Joseph-Ubalde Beaudry, submitted their first report in April 1846, they received instructions from the government to distinguish between claims made by persons participating in the rebellion and those who had given no support to the insurrectionist party.

The total of the considered claims receivable amounted to £ 10s. And 5d, but the commissioners were of the opinion that following a more thorough enquiry into the claims they were unable to make, the amount to be paid by the government would not go beyond £100,000. The Assembly passed a motion on June 9, 1846, authorizing compensation of £9,986 for claims studied prior to the presentation of the report. Nothing further was accomplished on this question until the dissolution of parliament on December 6, 1847; the general election of January 1848 changed the composition of the House of Assembly in favour of the opposition party, the moderate reformists led by Robert Baldwin and Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine. The new governor, Lord Elgin, who arrived in the colony on January 30, first formed a government that did not have the support of the majority of the members in the House; these withdrew their support of the Executive by a vote of no-confidence on March 3. On March 7, governor Elgin called in Baldwin and Lafontaine leaders of the majority parties in both sections of the united province, to the Executive Council.

On March 11, 11 new ministers entered the Council. On January 29, 1849, Lafontaine moved to form a committee of the whole House on February 9 to "take into consideration the necessity of establishing the amount of Losses incurred by certain inhabitants in Lower Canada during the political troubles of 1837 and 1838, of providing for the payment thereof"; the consideration of this motion was pushed ahead on several occasions. The opposition party, which denounced the desire of the government to "pay the rebels", showed itself reluctant to begin the study of the question, on hold since 1838, its members proposed various amendments to Lafontaine's motion: a first, on February 13, to report the vote within ten days "to give time for the expression of the feelings of the country". The amendments were rejected and the committee was formed on Tuesday, February 20, but the House was adjourned; the debates that took place between February 13 and 20 were intense and, in the House, the verbal violence of the representatives soon yielde