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Tom Kersley

Tom Kersley was an English cricketer. Kersley's batting style is unknown, though it is known he was a fast-medium bowler, but it is not known with which arm he bowled with, he was born at Surrey. Kersley made his first-class debut for Surrey against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge in the 1899 County Championship, he made two further first-class appearances for Surrey in 1899, against Cambridge University and Warwickshire. In his three matches, he took a total of 7 wickets at an average of 20.71, with best figures of 3/36. With the bat, he scored a total of 23 runs at a batting average of 7.66, with a highest score of 15 not out,He died at Folkestone, Kent on 4 December 1927. Tom Kersley at Cricinfo Tom Kersley at CricketArchive

2010–11 Premier Arena Soccer League season

The 2010–11 Premier Arena Soccer League season consisted of 6 divisions of 32 teams across the US. The Premier Arena Soccer League continues to serve as the developmental league to the PASL-Pro; as of March 5, 2011 2010-11 League Championship 2010-11 National Finals Entrant South Central Division FinalsSun. Feb. 27: Vitesse Dallas 8, DFW Tornados 5 The finals were played at Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 4–5, 2011. Preliminary Round: Fri. March 4, 2011 9:15 am - Evansville Crush 7, CF Revolucion Tijuana 6 9:15 am - WSA Rapids 7, Los Angeles Bolts 4 10:00 am - Las Vegas Knights 7, Chico Bigfoot 2 10:00 am - San Diego Fusion 2, ASC Warriors 2 10:45 am - Vitesse Dallas 6, CF Revolucion Tijuana 2 10:45 am - South Natomas All Stars 7, Los Angeles Bolts 5 11:30 am - Chico Bigfoot 4, Colorado Springs Blizzard 1 11:30 am - ASC Warriors 3, Cincinnati Kings Reserves 3 12:15 pm - Vitesse Dallas 9, Evansville Crush 6 12:15 pm - South Natomas All Stars 6, WSA Rapids 3 1:00 pm - Las Vegas Knights 8, Colorado Springs Blizzard 0 1:00 pm - San Diego Fusion 6, Cincinnati Kings Reserves 4Knockout Round Fri.

March 4, 2011 Elimination RoundGame 13 - 1:45 pm - Colorado Springs Blizzard 8, Evansville Crush 3 Game 14 - 1:45 pm - Cincinnati Kings Reserves 6, WSA Rapids 3 Game 15 - 2:30 pm - Chico Bigfoot 7, CF Revolucion Tijuana 1 Game 16 - 4:00 pm - ASC Warriors 4, Los Angeles Bolts 2Sat. March 5, 2011 QuarterfinalsGame 17 - 9:00 am - Las Vegas Knights 3, Cincinnati Kings Reserves 2 Game 18 - 9:55 am - San Diego Fusion 3, Chico Bigfoot 2 Game 19 - 10:50 am - Vitesse Dallas 4, ASC Warriors 1 Game 20 - 11:45 am - South Natomas All Stars 3, Colorado Springs Blizzard 2SemifinalsGame 21 - 1:30 pm - Las Vegas Knights 5, Vitesse Dallas 3 Game 22 - 2:25 pm - San Diego Fusion 6, South Natomas All Stars 5 FinalsGame 23 - 4:15 pm - Las Vegas Knights 3, San Diego Fusion 0


The Hetaireia or Hetaeria was a term for a corps of bodyguards during the Byzantine Empire. Hetaireia means "the Company", echoing the ancient Macedonian Companions and the Classical Greek aristocrats who attended symposia; the most important such corps was the "Imperial Hetaireia", composed chiefly of foreigners, which formed part of the Byzantine professional standing army alongside the tagmata in the 9th–12th centuries. The term hetaireia was applied to the smaller bodyguards of thematic military commanders, headed by a count, from the 13th century on, it was employed in a generic sense for the armed retinues of magnates, bound by oath to their master; the exact origin and structure of the Imperial Hetaireia are unclear. The term first appears in the early 9th century: narrative sources record its existence in 813 as a bodyguard for the emperor on campaign. John B. Bury theorized that it was the evolution of the earlier Foederati, but this supposition was rejected by John Haldon; the bulk of the Hetaireia was composed of foreigners, contemporary accounts list Khazars, Tourkoi and Arabs.

Hans-Joachim Kühn refers to it as a "Byzantine Foreign Legion". For this reason, although it is mentioned alongside the native Byzantine tagmata, it was always a unit apart, with its own peculiar internal structure and a different role: whereas the tagmata were the professional regiments forming the core of the Byzantine army on campaign, the Hetaireia was responsible for the protection of the emperor himself; the Hetaireia of the middle Byzantine period was divided in several units: three or four according to the sources, distinguished by their epithets and each, at least under is respective Hetaeriarch. The senior unit was the "Great Hetaireia", under the Great Hetaeriarch, who ranked as the senior of the military officials known as stratarchai and was referred to as "the Hetaeriarch" par excellence, it was a important position in the late 9th and first half of the 10th centuries, as he was in charge of the Byzantine emperor's security, was entrusted with delicate assignments. It is telling that the future emperor Romanos Lekapenos held this post, was succeeded by his son Christopher Lekapenos.

According to the mid-10th century De Ceremoniis, written by Emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogennetos, the Great Hetaeriarch and his unit are charged with the protection of the emperor's tent on campaign, with the security of the imperial palace, in close association with the papias of the palace. A "Middle Hetaireia" is attested in sources, the possible existence of a "Lesser Hetaireia" is implied by the reference to Stylianos Zaoutzes as mikros hetaireiarchēs under Emperor Michael III. Alternatively, the unit of the mikros hetaireiarchēs may be identical to the barbarian regiment composed of the two companies of the Chazaroi and the Pharganoi, called the "Third Hetaireia" in the Escorial Taktikon of circa 975; the historian Warren Treadgold estimates the total strength of the Imperial Hetaireia in the early 10th century at 1,200 men. Honorary posts in the Hetaireia were prestigious appointments that could be purchased by native Byzantine officials, connected to an annual stipend paid by the imperial treasury to the holder.

A post in the "Great Hetaireia" cost a minimum of 16 litrai of gold, a post in the "Middle Hetaireia" a minimum of ten, in each of the Chazaroi or Pharganoi companies a minimum of seven. As the 10th century progressed, a tendency of amalgamation of the various units into a single command becomes evident, as the "Middle Hetaireia" seems to have been placed under the Great Hetaeriarch; the importance of the Hetaireia as a bodyguard corps declined thereafter, but the unit was one of the few regiments of the middle Byzantine army to survive into the Komnenian-era army, being attested well into the reign of Emperor Manuel I Komnenos. By this time, its composition had changed: in the late 11th century, Nikephoros Bryennios the Younger reports that the Hetaireia was "customarily" made up of young Byzantine nobles; the post of hetaireiarchēs survived, detached from its military duties, remained an important court position: it was held by several influential palace eunuchs in the 11th century, by second-rank nobles and junior relatives of the Byzantine imperial family, such as George Palaiologos, in the Komnenian period.

In the Palaiologan period, it was held by members of prominent noble families. Somatophylakes All pages with titles beginning with Hetair- Bury, John Bagnell; the Imperial Administrative System of the Ninth Century - With a Revised Text of the Kletorologion of Philotheos. London: Oxford University Press. Haldon, John F.. Byzantine Praetorians: An Administrative and Social Survey of the Opsikion and Tagmata, c. 580–900. Bonn, Germany: R. Habelt. ISBN 3-7749-2004-4. Haldon, John F.. Warfare and Society in the Byzantine World, 565-1204. London, United Kingdom: University College London Press. ISBN 1-85728-495-X. Kazhdan, Alexander, ed.. The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-504652-8. Kühn, Hans-Joachim. Die byzantinische Armee im 10. Und 11. Jahrhundert: Studien zur Organisation der Tagmata. Vienna: Fassbaender Verlag. ISBN 3-9005-38-23-9. Magdalino, Paul [1993

Prem Dhawan

Prem Dhawan was an Indian lyricist, music composer and actor of Bollywood known for his patriotic songs for the lyrics and compositions for the 1965 Manoj Kumar starrer, Shaheed. He was a winner of the National Film Award for Best Lyrics in 1971 and was honoured by the Government of India in 1970 with Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award. Prem Dhawan was born on 13 June 1923 at Ambala in the present day Haryana state of India to a Jail Superintendent working for the British government, he did his college studies in Lahore during which period he was involved with the activities of the Communist party of India. He started his career in Lahore in 1946 as Assistant of Composer Khwaja Khurshid Anwar in Khwaja Ahmad Abbas's film Aaj Aur Kal, he moved to Mumbai to join the Indian People's Theatre Association. His association with the Indian People's Theatre Association helped him to learn classical music under the renowned classical musician, Ravi Shankar. In 1946, he debuted as a lyricist with the movie, Dharti Ke Lal, the first of the several till his last film, the Hindi version of Apoorva Sagodharargal, in 1989.

In between, he wrote lyrics for a string of films such as Aaram, Aasman, Shola Aur Shabnam, Kabuliwala, Ek Phool Do Mali and Purab Aur Pachhim. He composed music for several films like Shaheed, reported to have enhanced the status of Dhawan and the lead actor of the film, Manoj Kumar; the film featured some of the hits of the time in Mera Rang De Basanti Chola. Dhawan, apart from his career as a lyricist and composer, acted in two films and Goonj Uthi Shehnai, he worked as a choreographer for seven films, though not with much success. The Government of India awarded him the civilian honour of Padma Shri in 1970, he won the National Film Award for Best Lyrics in 1971 for Nanak Dukhiya Sub Sansar. His career faded towards the eighties and did not have any notable contribution except for the 1989 dubbed movie, Apoorva Sagodharargal, he died on 7 May 2001, at the age following a cardiac arrest. Prem Dhawan on IMDb

A. H. Vedel

Aage Helgesen Vedel was a Danish vice admiral and commander-in-chief of the Royal Danish Navy from 1941 until 1958. Aage Helgesen Vedel was born to Helge Vedel and Charlotte Serene on 1 September, 1894 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Helge Vedel was a lieutenant in the Danish Deputy Director of the Naval Dockyard. On 18 December, 1921, Vedel married Kirsten Lützen, he was buried at the Hørsholm Churchyard. A. H. Vedel joined the Danish Navy as a cadet in 1912. At the time of the German invasion of Denmark, Vedel was the Deputy Head of Marine Staff; the navy did not take part in the fighting, was left in place by the Germans after the conflict. From 25 July, 1941, Vedel served as acting Chief of Navy Command and Director General of the Ministry of Marine until both these positions were affirmed to him on 1 September, making him the commander-in-chief of the Royal Danish Navy. Though peaceful, the occupation of Denmark began to turn more turbulent as the Danish Resistance increased its activities. With relations between Germany and Denmark breaking down, Admiral Vedel summoned high-ranking Danish naval officers to the Naval Ministry at 22:00 on 27 August, 1943.

He briefed them on the political situation and went through several plans of action for the Danish Navy, in the event it were attacked by the Germans. The next day the Danish Parliament responded to a demanding German ultimatum by resigning. With no government over the country, the Germans moved to gain total control in Denmark. On 29 August, the Germans launched Operation Safari in an attempt to seize the Danish Navy and intern all Danish military personnel. Admiral Vedel ordered all ships to head to neutral Sweden or, if this wasn't possible, be sunk at their moorings. Danish sailors managed to scuttle the majority of the fleet before they were interned. Following the operation, the senior-most German naval officer in Denmark, Vizeadmiral Hans-Heinrich Wurmbach, told Vedel, "We have both done our duty." The Germans temporarily dissolved the Danish military. With the Danish government and navy gone, Vedel established contact with the Danish Resistance and began supplying them intelligence. In early 1945 he began secret talks with the British Admiralty on post-war plans for the Danish Navy.

On 5 May the German forces in Denmark capitulated to the British, Admiral Vedel began working with Royal Navy Vice Admiral Reginald Vesey Holt to supervise German disarmament and minesweeping work. The Germans, unwilling to recognize the Danes as victors, chose to only take orders from the British, outraging Vedel and his staff. In January 1947, Vedel served as chair of the committee that oversaw Denmark's resumption of control over Greenland from the United States; that year the Danish government became worried that Cold War tensions could compromise the openness of the Danish Straits, so Admiral Vedel initiated conversation with Norway and Sweden about a potential defense pact. Vedel secretly traveled to the United Kingdom in May to discuss the ongoing talks. In 1950, A. H. Vedel became Denmark's representing flag officer to NATO. In 1952 he commanded the royal yacht HDMY Dannebrog on a cruise to Greenland with King Frederick IX and Queen Consort Ingrid. Vedel retired from the navy on 31 May, 1958.

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