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Colin Kapp

Derek Ivor Colin Kapp, Known as Colin Kapp, was a British science fiction author best known for his stories about the Unorthodox Engineers. As an electronic engineer, he began his career with Mullard Electronics specialised in electroplating techniques becoming a freelance consultant engineer, he was born in Southwark, south London, 3 April 1928 to John L. F. Kapp and Annie M. A.. Search for the sun! The Lost worlds of Cronus The Tyrant of Hades Star Search The Patterns of Chaos The Chaos Weapon The Dark Mind The Wizard of Anharitte The Survival Game Manalone The Ion War The Timewinders "The Railways Up on Cannis" "The Subways of Tazoo" "The Pen and the Dark" "Getaway from Getawehi" "The Black Hole of Negrav" Collected in The Unorthodox Engineers "Breaking Point" "Survival Problem" "Lambda I" "The Night-Flame" "Hunger Over Sweet Waters" "Ambassador to Verdammt" "The Imagination Trap" "The Cloudbuilders" "I Bring You Hands" "Gottlos", notable for having inspired Steve Jackson's classic game of 21st century tank warfare Ogre.

"The Teacher" "Letter from an Unknown Genius" "What the Thunder Said" "Which Way Do I Go For Jericho?" "The Old King's Answers" "Crimescan" "What The Thunder Said" "Mephisto and the Ion Explorer" "War of the Wastelife" "Cassius and the Mind-Jaunt" "Something in the City" "An Alternative to Salt" Biography at the Wayback Machine Bibliography kept by Jarl Totland Colin Kapp at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database Bibliography at SciFan

2010–11 Syrian Cup

The 2010-11 version of the Syrian Cup is the 41st edition to be played. It is the premier knockout tournament for football teams in Syria. Al-Karamah went into this edition as the holders once again; the competition started on 21 September 2010 but changed from the previous year of games over two legs to a one legged affair. The cup winner were guaranteed a place in the 2012 AFC Cup. Two teams play a knockout tie. One team advance to the next round. Games played over two legs; the matches were played on 5–13 October 2010. 26 teams play a knockout tie. 18 clubs advance to the next round. Games played over two legs The matches were played on 21–28 September 2010. ¹The 2nd leg match Mourk vs Al-Yaqdhah was not played and the teams were disqualified. 32 teams play a knockout tie. 16 clubs advance to the next round. Games played over two legs The matches were played on 27 December – 13 January 2011. ¹Ommal Rmelan failed to the 1st leg match, matches awarded 3-0 to Al-Wahda. ²Al-Hrak failed to the 1st leg match, matches awarded 3-0 to Al-Wathba.

16 teams play a knockout tie. 8 clubs advance to the next round. Games played over two legs 1 Al-Nawair both withdrew from competition. Both Al-Jaish and Omayya were awarded victories. 8 teams play a knockout tie. 4 clubs advance to the next round. Games played over two legs. 2 clubs advance to the Final. Games played over two legs Details on

Phyllis Gates

Phyllis Lucille Gates was an American secretary and interior decorator known for her three-year marriage to the actor Rock Hudson. The story of their marriage was depicted in the TV film Rock Hudson, starring Daphne Ashbrook as Gates and Thomas Ian Griffith as Hudson. Gates was born in Dawson and raised on a farm. Early in her life, she worked as a sales clerk in a department store, airline stewardess, secretary for a New York City talent agent, before moving to Hollywood to work for Hollywood talent agent Henry Willson, who represented actors Rock Hudson, Tab Hunter and Rory Calhoun. Gates met Rock Hudson in October 1954, they started dating some time and were married in Santa Barbara, California, on November 9, 1955, shortly after he finished filming Giant. Following a brief honeymoon in Jamaica, their marriage began to disintegrate, they separated in 1957, following rumors that Hudson had committed adultery while on location in Italy for the film A Farewell to Arms. The rumors were confirmed by a close friend of Gates's, who revealed to her that the individual Hudson had the affair with was a man.

The divorce was finalized in 1958. Gates became a successful interior decorator, she died from lung cancer at her home in Marina del Rey, aged 80. She was survived by brother Russell Gates. In her autobiography, published in 1987 after Hudson's 1985 death from AIDS, Gates wrote that she was in love with Hudson and that she did not know Hudson was gay when they married, was not complicit in his deception. However, the author and journalist Robert Hofler wrote in the documented biography The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson: "Those who knew her say she was a lesbian who tried to blackmail her movie star husband" or "She became addicted to being the wife of a star, didn't want the divorce Phyllis could play around with women, but Rock had to remain faithful to her. In a way, she was just being pragmatic: she feared that Rock's exposure would ruin his fame, in turn her gravy train." This was disputed by Gates in an interview with Larry King in which she seemed gullible. While she was aware that people in Hollywood were trying to protect Hudson's reputation by spreading lies about her, some of her answers didn't make sense.

At one point, she told King she still doesn't know if Rock Hudson was gay and claimed to'forget' that Hudson liked to dance ballet sans clothing. Gates acknowledged she had been the one to initiate the divorce based on her husband's behavior. Gates said, she never stopped loving him, he was the'love of her life'. Gates and Sara Davidson, My Husband, Rock Hudson, Doubleday, 232 pages. ISBN 978-0207157844 Hudson and Davidson, Sara. Rock Hudson: His Story, William Morrow, 311 pages. ISBN 978-0688064723 Hofler, Robert; the Man Who Invented Rock Hudson, Univ of Minnesota Press, 472 pages. ISBN 978-0816691296 Phyllis Gates on IMDb

Li Haopei

Li Haopei was a Chinese jurist and academic. He was a leading authority on international law. Li attended Soochow University and received his Bachelor and Master's of laws in 1928 and 1930 respectively. In 1936 he won a scholarship and travelled to the United Kingdom to pursue advanced studies in public international law, international private law and comparative law at the London School of Economics, University of London. Returning to China in 1939, Li became Associate Professor of Law at the National Wuhan University, at the time relocated to Leshan, Sichuan due to the Second Sino-Japanese War. In 1941, Li was promoted to Professor of Law and Head of the Faculty of Law. At the end of the World War II Li Haopei left for Hangzhou, where he became Professor of Law and Dean of the College of Law at the National Chekiang University. Following the end of the Chinese Civil War in 1949, Li moved to Beijing, where he served the Communist government as an Expert Commissioner to the National Law Commission of China up to 1956.

In that year, he was made Professor of International Law at the College of Foreign Relations. From 1963 to 1993, Li was concurrently Professor of International Law at Peking University and Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China. In 1979, he completed drafting the first Criminal Law of the People's Republic of China and the Law of Criminal Procedure, a key piece of legislation enacted as part of a return to legality under the Open Door Policy. Li Haopei translated a number of works from English and French, including the Napoleonic code; as the PRC took a large role in international law, Li Haopei became its main representative at international conferences and tribunals. From 1993 to 1997 he served as a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration. In the same period, Li served as Judge at the Appeals Chamber at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. From 1995 to 1997 he served as judge at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

His daughter Ling Yan is a leading jurist

SS Canadian Mariner

SS Canadian Mariner was a freighter built by Halifax Shipyards Ltd in 1920. She was the first steel ship built in Halifax and was used as a general cargo ship until she was sunk in the Pacific in 1942; the Canadian government commissioned the building of 63 ships in 1918 in an effort to start a crown funded shipping company, Canadian Government Merchant Marine Ltd. Canadian Mariner was built as the result of the two contracts awarded to Halifax Shipyards Ltd by the Canadian Government; the other contract was for SS Canadian Explorer. In 1928 management of Canadian Mariner was transferred from the failed Canadian Government Merchant Marine Ltd to Canadian National Steamship Company, which she steamed under until 1933 when she was sold to Dairen Kisen KK of Japan to be used as a general cargo and supply vessel for the Japanese occupied Pacific Islands under the name Choyo Maru. On December 28, 1942, Choyo Maru was sunk by USS Kingfish off the northwest coast of Formosa, at position 24°46′N 120°40′E.

December 8, 1920: Halifax to Genoa June 16, 1921: Montreal to Liverpool July 23, 1921: Montreal to Australia

Live Like You Were Dying

Live Like You Were Dying is the eighth studio album by American country music artist Tim McGraw. It was released on August 24, 2004, by Curb Records and was recorded in a mountaintop studio in upstate New York, it entered the Billboard 200 chart at number one, with sales of 766,000 copies in its first week. The album was certified 4 x Platinum by the RIAA for shipping four million copies, was nominated for two Grammies in 2005 for Best Country Vocal Performance Male and Best Country Album, winning for Best Country Vocal Performance. Five singles were released from the album, all were top 15 hits on the Hot Country Songs chart, two of which hit #1; the title track was the first single from the album. The song peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, held it for seven weeks, peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100; the song won a Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance. The music video for the title track prominently featured McGraw's father, former baseball player Tug McGraw, who had died of brain cancer.

This song was the number one country song of 2004 according to Billboard Year-End. The next single from this album is "Back When", which reached #1 on Billboard Hot Country Songs chart; the third single, "Drugs or Jesus" peaked at #14, making it the first McGraw single since 1993 not to reach the country Top 10. "Do You Want Fries with That" was the fourth single and peaked at #5, the fifth and final single, "My Old Friend", peaked at #6. "How Bad Do You Want It" was featured as the theme song to CMT's Trick My Truck. "Can't Tell Me Nothin'" was recorded by Travis Tritt on his 2002 album Strong Enough. Dean Brownfiddle, mandolin David Dunkley – percussion Denny Hemingson – electric guitar, steel guitar, baritone guitar, slide guitar, Dobro John Marcus – bass guitar Billy Mason – drums Tim McGraw – lead vocals Jeff McMahon – Wurlitzer electric piano, Fender Rhodes, Hammond B-3 organ, piano Bob Minner – acoustic guitar, mandolin Darran Smith – acoustic guitar, electric guitar Robert Bailey – track 6 Greg Barnhill – tracks 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 16 Kim Carnes – tracks 4, 6 Rodney Crowell – track 9 Kim Fleming – track 6 Vicki Hampton – track 6 Wes Hightower – tracks 10, 15, 16 Faith Hill – track 12 Steve McEwan – track 2 Gene Miller – tracks 13, 16 Chris Rodriguez – track 13 Russell Terrell – tracks 1, 3, 4, 8, 14 Brett Warren – track 12 Charlie Bisharat, Darius Campo, Susan Chatman, Mario deLeon, Berj Garabedian, Armen Garabedian, Natalie Leggett, Sara Parkins – violins Evan Wilson, Bob Becker - violas Larry Corbett, Suzie Katayama – cellos David Campbell – string arrangements Steve Churchyard – string engineer Suzie Katayama – string contractor Greg Lawrence – other string engineer Live Like You Were Dying debuted on the U.

S. Billboard 200 chart at # 1, his third #1 album, on the Top Country Albums number-one album, his seventh album at #1. Live Like You Were Dying at Metacritic