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Peter Brown (VC)

Peter Brown was a Swedish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Brown was 42 years old, a Trooper in the Cape Mounted Riflemen, Cape Colonial Forces during the Basuto Gun War when, on 8 April 1879 during the assault on Morosi's Mountain, South Africa, Trooper Brown spent all day carrying water to his wounded comrades who were lying under rocks where they had taken shelter, he did this within 200 yards of the enemy who were firing from redoubts up the sides of the mountain and he was wounded during the day, his forearm was shattered and he was hit in the leg. He did not cease his efforts until his water bottle was shot through and became useless; the published citation read: War Office, April 12, 1880. THE Queen has been graciously pleased to signify Her intention to confer the decoration of the Victoria Cross upon the undermentioned Soldier of Her Majesty's Army, whose claims has been submitted for Her Majesty's approval, for his meritorious conduct at Moirosi's Mountain on the 8th April, 1879, as recorded against his name:— Cape Mounted Rifles, Trooper Peter Brown Trooper Peter Brown, during the assault on Moirosi's Mountain on 8th April, 1879, whilst lying under cover waiting for the order to re-commence the advance, heard two men, wounded some time before, crying out for water.

Trooper Brown carried a water-bottle to these men, under a heavy fire, to an adjacent rock to which they had crept for shelter. Whilst giving the first man water he was wounded in the right thigh, afterwards a bullet shattered his right arm, the use of which he has never recovered, he died at his home in Cape Town from Bright's disease. Monuments to Courage The Register of the Victoria Cross Moorosi: A South African king's battle for survival


USS LST-814 was an LST-542-class tank landing ship in the United States Navy. Like many of her class, she is properly referred to by her hull designation. LST-814 was laid down on 25 August 1944 at Evansville, Indiana, by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.. Fletcher. During World War II, LST-814 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from March through May 1945. Following the end of the war, in September 1945, LST-814 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-April 1946. During this period, she was damaged during a beaching operation off Sasebo, Japan, on 30 December 1945; the tank landing ship was decommissioned on 16 April 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 8 May that same year. LST-814 was sunk on 12 August 1946. LST-814 earned one battle star for World War II service; this article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here

Rosmini Kahar

Corporal Rosmini bin Haji Abdul Kahar is a Bruneian footballer who plays for Kasuka FC as a midfielder. He played in the Malaysian leagues for the Brunei M-League representative team and Brunei DPMM FC. Rosmini, a career policeman, played as a left-sided midfielder for the football team of the Royal Brunei Police Force, his performances in the international scene caught the eye of Mick Jones who drafted him into the Brunei M-League squad in 2001. He scarcely played for the Wasps due to work commitments and his preference to play at domestic club level for Brunei DPMM FC who signed him in 2003, he won the Brunei Premier League in 2004. His solitary goal for Brunei came in a 1–1 draw against Kedah on 20 March 2005. A year Rosmini's club moved to the Malaysia Premier League for the 2005–06 season to replace Brunei. DPMM won promotion, in the following season, finished third in Malaysia's top tier, he was axed along with Affendy Akup and Zulkefly Duraman to make way for four Malaysian players in the 2007–08 Malaysia Super League.

Rosmini joined newly formed AM Gunners in the 2008 Brunei Premier Two and became league champions, gaining promotion to the top flight. AM Gunners left the Bruneian football league system in 2011 after two seasons. Rosmini next captained a reformed MS PDB, returning to his first club in some ways. After a two-season hiatus, he re-appeared for the Policemen in the 2017 season. After sitting out the first round of the 2018-19 Brunei Super League, Rosmini joined Kasuka FC in January 2019. Rosmini made his international debut for Brunei at the 2002 World Cup qualifying round for Asia in a 0-5 loss against Yemen, coming on to replace fellow policeman Jasriman Johari on 7 April 2001, he started. Brunei subsequently refused to take part in World Cup qualifying until the 2018 tournament. Rosmini played two games for the Brunei under-23s at the 21st SEA Games held in Malaysia in September 2001. Rosmini Kahar at Rosmini Kahar at Soccerway


Chopteeth is a Washington, D. C.- based afrofunk big-band. Although rooted in Fela Kuti's Nigerian afrobeat, Chopteeth's music is an amalgam of Ghanaian highlife, Senegalese rumba, Jamaican ska, Mande griot music, 1970's West African funk, Ewe dance drum rhythms, Kenyan Taita afropop, soul-funk, jazz. Chopteeth's writing and arrangements feature unique driving syncopations, occasional odd meters. Chopteeth vocalists sing in eight different languages including English, Nigerian Pidgin, Wolof, Twi and French. Founded in 2004 by Robert Fox, ethnomusicologist Michael Shereikis, Jon Hoffschneider, bata drummer Mark Corrales, Chopteeth attracted a stable line-up of musicians including saxophonist Mark Gilbert, trombonist Craig Constadine, trumpeter Justine Miller, Romanian guitarist Victor Crisen, Kenyan vocalist/dancer Anna Mwalagho, Ghanaian music teacher David McDavitt. In 2008 Ghanaian drummer Atta Addo joined Chopteeth on percussion; the name "Chopteeth" comes from a song by Fela Kuti called "J'ehin J'ehin".

It refers to someone who eats a crazy person. Percussionist and former member Mark Corrales came up with that name for the band because he said they were insane to think they could sustain a large afrobeat band. Chopteeth won several Wammies presented by the Washington Area Music Association: 2007 Best World Music Group 2008 Best World Music Duo/Group 2008 Best World Music Recording 2008 Best Debut Recording 2008 Artist of the Year 2009 Artist of the Year 2010 World Music Group 2010 World Music Recording Michael Shereikis and vocals. Fela Kuti Lyrics transcribed by Chopteeth's David McDavitt A List of Afrobeat Bands Active Worldwide Kennedy Center Millennium Stage Three Chopteeth concerts at the Kennedy Center in Washington D. C. Struggle, 2008 Chopteeth Live, 2010 Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars Cheick Hamala Diabate Washington Post Article on Afrobeat in America: Chopteeth & Antibalas Chopteeth's Homepage Kennedy Center Chopteeth Member Bios Chopteeth Biography Chopteeth Interview at NPR Music Afrobeat Fela Kuti Afrofunk Tony Allen Cheick Hamala Diabate

Anthem Education Group

Anthem Education Group was a Florida-based organization that operated a chain of for-profit, technical schools in the United States, called Florida Career College. In 2018, their website listed ten in Florida and one in Houston, Texas. Anthem was accredited by Accrediting Council for Independent Schools. International Education Corporation now holds all Anthem Education Group liabilities The organization was founded in 1970 as The Chubb Institute, the employee training arm of the Chubb Corporation, an insurance company, its initial focus was on computer-related training, training in medical fields was added later. Facing lawsuits and financial losses, Chubb Corporation put the school for sale in 2004 and sold it for $1 to a partnership of private equity firms called Great Hill Partners and the High-Tech Institute, a network of similar technical schools based in Phoenix, Arizona. Chubb Corporation recognized a $31 million loss from the sale; the organization lost $9 million in 2005. The location in Chicago was renamed to Banner Institute in January 2006, the location in Arlington, Virginia was renamed Banner College.

However, as of 2007, the Washington Post reported that the chain was still struggling with lawsuits and challenges to accreditation. Banner College in Virginia closed in August 2008 after ten years of operation. By 2010, the colleges were being operated by the Anthem Education Group, a company owned by Great Hills Partners. At that time, the group operated 23 accredited colleges. In 2012, the company was acquired by Education Training Corporation in Florida; the merger expanded the educational areas offered by AEG. As of November 2013, the group operated 8 brands, including Anthem College, Anthem College – Bryman School, Anthem Career College, Florida Career College, FCC Anthem College, Anthem College Online, Anthem Institute, Morrison University. In 2013, the company operated 34 campuses in various states and one online institution before closing most of its campuses. In August 2014, Anthem Education Group closed abruptly in several states. 14 of Anthem's campuses were sold to before the bankruptcy filing.

150 staff members were laid-off due to the closure, although plans were for IEC to re-hire many of former Anthem employees. In 2016, Anthem's accreditor, ACICS, lost its authority, until it was temporarily restored in 2018. Notes Anthem Education Group