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Dead Boys

Dead Boys are an American punk rock band from Cleveland, Ohio. The band was among the first wave of punk bands, was known as one of the rowdiest and most violent punk groups of the era. Dead Boys were formed by vocalist Stiv Bators, lead guitarist Cheetah Chrome, rhythm guitarist Jimmy Zero, bassist Jeff Magnum, drummer Johnny Blitz in 1976, splintering off from the band Rocket From The Tombs, they released two studio albums, Young Loud and Snotty and We Have Come for Your Children. Dead Boys were active from 1976 to 1979 reuniting in 1986, later again in 2004 and 2005 for the first time without Bators, who had died in 1990. In September 2017, Chrome and Blitz reunited the band with a new lineup for a 40th anniversary tour along with a new album, Still Snotty: Young and Snotty at 40, a re-recording of their debut album; the new lineup includes vocalist Jake Hout, guitarist Jason "Ginchy" Kottwitz and bassist Ricky Rat, alongside Chrome and Blitz. Dead Boys evolved out of the band Rocket From The Tombs and were called Frankenstein.

When the band members relocated to New York City in July 1976, they adopted the Dead Boys moniker which came from the RFTT song "Down In Flames". Moving to New York City at the encouragement of Joey Ramone, the Ramones' lead singer, the Dead Boys gained notoriety for their outrageous live performances. Lewd gestures and profanity were the norm. On more than one occasion, lead singer Stiv Bators slashed his stomach with his mic stand; such antics discouraged the development of a mainstream rock following despite the relative breadth of their material beyond pure punk. They played at the rock club CBGB and in 1977 they released their debut album, Young and Snotty, produced by Genya Ravan, their song "Sonic Reducer" is regarded as one of the classics of the punk genre, with AllMusic calling it "one of punk's great anthems."Their second album, We Have Come for Your Children, was released in 1978. Sire Records pressured the group to change their look and sound to appeal more to the U. S. mainstream and this contributed to Dead Boys breaking up in 1979.

Several 1979 performances were featured in the 1980 film, D. O. A.. A few months after the breakup the band had to reunite to record a live album and thus fulfill their contractual obligations. To exact revenge on the label, Bators purposely sang off mic and the resulting recording was unusable; when the material surfaced on Bomp! Records, Bators had re-recorded the vocals in a studio. In 1978 Johnny Blitz and a group of his friends got into an altercation on Second Avenue in Manhattan which led to Blitz being stabbed in the chest 17 times. While he was recovering in the hospital a benefit was held for him, at which the Dead Boys performed without him, with John Belushi and former New York Dolls and Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers drummer Jerry Nolan filling in for him on drums. Bators recorded a solo album, Disconnected, on BOMP! Records. Bators formed Lords of the New Church with Brian James from The Damned and Dave Tregunna from Sham 69, they released several albums on IRS Records, including the keyboard-laden hit single "Open Your Eyes" and a cover of "Like a Virgin".

After the Dead Boys dissolved, Cheetah Chrome played around New York City doing shows with The Stilettos, as well as his own band Cheetah Chrome and the Casualties. He recorded a single for ORK Records, "Still Wanna Die" / "Take Me Home", recorded with Atlantic Records co-founder Herb Abramson. Shortly thereafter, he played on Ronnie Spector's debut solo album Siren, he appeared on several recordings during the 1980s, rejoined the Dead Boys for their ill-fated reunions of the late 1980s. In 2003, after the release of The Day the Earth Met the Rocket from the Tombs, Chrome reformed Rocket From The Tombs with David Thomas, Craig Bell, with Steve Mehlman on drums and Richard Lloyd replacing the late Peter Laughner; this reincarnation of the group toured in 2003 and 2006. In Summer 2003, they entered the studio to record some of the band's old material for the first time; the recordings were released as Rocket Redux. In 2005, the members of Rocket From The Tombs flew to Germany to headline one night of the International Punk Kongress in Kassel.

This material became the single "I Sell Soul"/"Romeo and Juliet", released in 2010, the full-length album Barfly, released in 2011. In September 2010 Cheetah Chrome: A Dead Boy's Tale From The Front Lines Of Punk Rock was published. At the end of a week-long Rocket From The Tomb tour in December 2011, Chrome announced to the band that he had decided to stop touring extensively after 2012, he works for Plowboy Records in Nashville, TN in production and promotion. The Dead Boys reformed for several gigs in the 1980s, they re-released their first album as Younger and Snottier in 1989, mastered from a cassette tape of rough mixes, attributed to a young Bob Clearmountain, a studio assistant at the time. In June 1990, Bators died in France due to injuries sustained after having been hit by a taxi. In September 2004, the remaining members of the band re-formed for a one-off gig in Cleveland. In 2005, they played a benefit show for another reunion show on Halloween. On April 25, 2017,Chrome and Blitz played six shows in Canada as a tribute to the 40th anniversary of Young and Snotty.

The band played the record in its entirety. Chrome and Blitz announced in 2017 that the band would go on a full reunion tour. On September 8, 2017, Still Snotty: Young and Snot

Kirpal Singh (Indian Navy officer)

Rear Admiral Kirpal Singh, AVSM is a retired officer of the Indian Navy and founder of Dolphin Offshore Enterprises, one of India's first offshore technology firms. As a philanthropist, he formed the Dolphin Foundation, dedicated to providing grants and fellowships in the offshore and marine industry. Kirpal Singh, the son of Partap Singh and Laj Wanti, was born on 5 September 1925 in Beawar, in the district of Ajmer, Rajasthan, his father was a junior level Police Officer in the Opium Contraband Control Department during the British Raj. Singh grew up in modest circumstances. In 1930, when Partap Singh retired prematurely at the age of 42, the family moved to Rawalpindi in North-West Punjab. Singh received his early education at Khalsa High School in Rawalpindi. In 1939, he was selected for a scholarship to join the Indian Mercantile Marine Training Ship Dufferin at Bombay. Singh trained as a cadet for the Merchant Navy from 1940 to 1942, the first of many occasions when he was awarded an Extra First Class or First Class Certificate.

Japan's entry in the Second World War and its swift occupation of the Indian territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands abruptly changed Singh's career path. Singh served as a midshipman during World War II on board the battleship, HMS Anson from January 1944 to June 1944, escorting Allied convoys from the Atlantic across the Arctic Ocean to Murmansk, Russia. Thereafter he was transferred to HMS King George V on board which he participated in military operations in the Mediterranean and the Dutch East Indies; as part of British Pacific Fleet, his ship survived the constant threat of the Japanese Kamikaze pilots in Okinawa. During his tenure on these battleships, Singh came into contact with his mentor, Admiral Bruce Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of North Cape, he benefited from programs for overseas officers organised by the Victoria League. From September 1945 to March 1946, Singh attended technical courses as a Sub Lieutenant with the Royal Navy. A year he was sent to the UK to specialize in Gunnery at the Royal Navy's Gunnery School at HMS Excellent.

In 1949, Singh served as Aide de Camp to India's first Governor General, Mr C. Rajagopalachari at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the President's official address. During this formative time of India's Independence, he came in close contact with several of the nation's leaders like Vallabhbhai Patel and Jawaharlal Nehru. Kirpal Singh held many positions during his naval career, he commanded various ships and establishments, including the aircraft carrier INS Vikrant and the Western Fleet. A comprehensive listing of his various appointments is given below. Singh's post-naval career began with the establishment of a small ship repair firm with three other partners, he represented Balfour Beatty Engineering Ltd in India. In early 1978, he met a senior general manager in the state owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, which had discovered oil and gas at Bombay High. At the ONGC executive's suggestion, that India urgently needed to develop its underwater technology capabilities, Singh attended the Offshore Technology Conference in May 1978.

There he persuaded the business leadership of Taylor Diving and Salvage Co. a subsidiary of Brown and Root and the Halliburton group, to jointly bid for work on ONGC contracts. On 17 May 1979, along with Shavax Lal, with whom he had become acquainted during his tenure as C. Rajagopalachari's aide-de-camp, launched Dolphin Offshore Enterprises with the objective of providing supply vessels and marine engineering services to India's nascent offshore oil and gas industry. In 1994, Dolphin Offshore Enterprises made its initial public offering; the company is listed on the National Stock Exchange of India. Singh serves as Chairman of Dolphin Offshore Enterprises. Singh provided a grant for the launch of the Maritime Museum in Kochi. Through the Dolphin Foundation, he provides grants for individuals in the offshore and maritime industry in India. In 2006, he launched a scholarship program for the children of sailors in the Indian Navy, he and his wife Manjit Kirpal Singh are Trustees and Advisory board members of the Anad Foundation, dedicated to advancing the values of humanism through spiritual music.

He is now dedicating his time to launching a technical institute to train young Indians for the offshore energy and maritime industry. Kirpal Singh married Manjit Kaur Dugal in New Delhi on 20 September 1953, she is the daughter of Uttam Singh Balwant Kaur. Kirpal and Manjit collaborate closely, and the Development Initiative For Human Advancement. She was the first Director of Finance for Dolphin Offshore, she resigned as a Director of the company, after serving on the Board for 32 years Dolphin Offshore Anad Foundation Naval Wives Welfare Association

Core dump

In computing, a core dump, crash dump, memory dump, or system dump consists of the recorded state of the working memory of a computer program at a specific time when the program has crashed or otherwise terminated abnormally. In practice, other key pieces of program state are dumped at the same time, including the processor registers, which may include the program counter and stack pointer, memory management information, other processor and operating system flags and information. A snapshot dump is a memory dump requested by the computer operator or by the running program, after which the program is able to continue. Core dumps are used to assist in diagnosing and debugging errors in computer programs; the name comes from magnetic core memory, the principal form of random access memory from the 1950s to the 1970s. The name has remained. On many operating systems, a fatal exception in a program automatically triggers a core dump. By extension, the phrase "to dump core" has come to mean in many cases, any fatal error, regardless of whether a record of the program memory exists.

The term "core dump", "memory dump", or just "dump" has become jargon to indicate any storing of a large amount of raw data for further examination or other purposes. Earliest core dumps were paper printouts of the contents of memory arranged in columns of octal or hexadecimal numbers, sometimes accompanied by their interpretations as machine language instructions, text strings, or decimal or floating-point numbers; as memory sizes increased and post-mortem analysis utilities were developed, dumps were written to magnetic media like tape or disk. Instead of only displaying the contents of the applicable memory, modern operating systems generate a file containing an image of the memory belonging to the crashed process, or the memory images of parts of the address space related to that process, along with other information such as the values of processor registers, program counter, system flags, other information useful in determining the root cause of the crash; these files can be viewed as text, printed, or analysed with specialised tools such as elfdump on Unix and Unix-like systems and kdump on Linux, WinDbg on Microsoft Windows, Valgrind, or other debuggers.

Core dumps can serve as useful debugging aids in several situations. On early standalone or batch-processing systems, core dumps allowed a user to debug a program without monopolizing the computing facility for debugging. On shared computers, whether time-sharing, batch processing, or server systems, core dumps allow off-line debugging of the operating system, so that the system can go back into operation immediately. Core dumps allow a user to save a crash for or off-site analysis, or comparison with other crashes. For embedded computers, it may be impractical to support debugging on the computer itself, so analysis of a dump may take place on a different computer; some operating systems such as early versions of Unix did not support attaching debuggers to running processes, so core dumps were necessary to run a debugger on a process's memory contents. Core dumps can be used to capture data freed during dynamic memory allocation and may thus be used to retrieve information from a program, no longer running.

In the absence of an interactive debugger, the core dump may be used by an assiduous programmer to determine the error from direct examination. A core dump represents the complete contents of the dumped regions of the address space of the dumped process. Depending on the operating system, the dump may contain few or no data structures to aid interpretation of the memory regions. In these systems, successful interpretation requires that the program or user trying to interpret the dump understands the structure of the program's memory use. A debugger can use a symbol table, if one exists, to help the programmer interpret dumps, identifying variables symbolically and displaying source code. There are special-purpose tools called dump analyzers to analyze dumps. One popular tool, available on many operating systems, is the GNU binutils' objdump. On modern Unix-like operating systems and programmers can read core dump files using the GNU Binutils Binary File Descriptor library, the GNU Debugger and objdump that use this library.

This library will supply the raw data for a given address in a memory region from a core dump. Analysts of crash dumps from Linux systems can use the Linux Kernel Crash Dump. Core dumps can save the context of a process at a given state for returning to it later. Systems can be made available by transferring core between processors, sometimes via core dump files themselves. Core can be dumped onto a remote host over a network. In older and simpler operating systems, each process had a contiguous address-space, so a core dump file was a binary file with the sequence of bytes or words. In modern operating systems, a process address space may have gaps, share pages with other processes or files, so more elaborate representations are used.

Corinne Heline

Corinne Heline was an American author, Christian mystic, occultist who published 28 books. Born to the well-to-do Duke family, part of the aristocracy of the Old South, she received a large inheritance at age 16 that allowed her to self-publish her works. Heline received a religious education, she was a lifelong student of the ancient mysteries. Rosicrucian Initiate Max Heindel became her teacher at Mount Ecclesia, where she met another New Age pioneer, Theodore Heline, who became her husband in 1938 and undertook the publication of her mystical and occult writings, her magnum opus The New Age Bible Interpretation in seven volumes was followed by many other works interpreting the ancient wisdom. She is known worldwide among students of esotericism and occultism, in New Age circles as a pioneer, opening the way to vast new fields of investigation related to the coming. Heline joined the New Age Bible and Philosophy Center at Santa Monica, which took the motto "Devoted to studies designed to aid the modern seeker to a spiritual reorientation in the Light of the Ancient Wisdom."

Magnum opus New Age Bible Interpretation Old Testament: Vol I Five Books of Joshua. Books of Initiation; the Promise – Part II. The Preparation New Testament: Vol IV Preparation for Coming of the Light of the World.

Cyril Joe Barton

Cyril Joe Barton, VC was a Second World War bomber pilot in the Royal Air Force who received the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth Armed Forces. Cyril Barton was born in Elveden, in the county of Suffolk on 5 June 1921, the son of Ethel and Frederick, he received his early schooling at the Beverley Boys' School, in New Malden, in the county of Surrey. In his childhood he was a Boy Scout. At 16 years of age he was apprenticed as an engineer at the Parnall Aircraft Factory works in Tolworth, was a part-time student of engineering at Kingston Technical College, in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey. Barton left his reserved occupation apprenticeship at the Parnall Aircraft Factory and volunteered for the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve on 16 April 1941, when he was 19 years of age. After pilot training via the Arnold Scheme at Maxwell Field, Alabama, and'Darr Aero Tech' at Albany, Georgia in the United States, he qualified as a sergeant pilot on 10 November 1942.

He returned to England and completed his training with No. 1663 Heavy Conversion Unit at Rufforth, Yorkshire. On 5 September 1943, he joined an aircrew assigned to Bomber Command's No. 78 Squadron, with Barton receiving a commission as a pilot officer three weeks later. Their first operational mission was against a target at Montlucon in occupied France. Barton completed nine sorties with No. 78 Squadron until 15 January 1944, when he was posted to No. 578 Squadron, based at RAF Burn in North Yorkshire. His second sortie with the new squadron was an attack upon the city of Stuttgart in Germany, flying in Halifax LK797. By 30 March 1944, he had completed six sorties in LK797. Prior to his final mission from RAF Burn, Barton had taken part in four attacks upon Berlin. On the night of 30 March 1944, while flying in an attack on the city of Nuremberg, in Germany, during the Battle of Berlin air offensive, whilst 70 miles from the target, Pilot Officer Barton's Handley Page Halifax bomber was badly shot-up in attacks by two Luftwaffe night-fighters, a Junkers Ju 88 and a Messerschmitt 210, resulting in two of its fuel tanks being punctured, both its radio and rear turret gun port being disabled, the starboard inner engine being critically damaged and the internal intercom lines being cut.

In a running battle, despite the attacks being persistent and determined, Barton as captain of the aircraft succeeded by good flying in throwing off and escaping his faster and more agile assailants. However, a misunderstanding in on-board communications in the aircraft at the height of the crisis resulted in three of the 7-man crew bailing out, leaving Barton with no navigator, bombardier or wireless operator. Rather than turn back for England, he decided to press on with the mission, against the odds of further attacks in a semi-wrecked aircraft, leaking fuel and handicapped by lack of a full crew. Arriving over the target, he released the bomb payload himself and as Barton turned the aircraft for home, its ailing starboard engine blew-up. Subsequently he nursed the damaged airframe over a four-and-a-half hour flight with no navigational assistance back across the hostile defences of Germany and occupied Europe, across the North Sea; as LK797 crossed the English coast at dawn 90 miles to the north of its base its fuel ran out because of the battle damage leakage and, with only one engine still running on vapours, at too low a height to allow a remaining crew bail-out by parachute, Barton crash-landed the bomber at the village of Ryhope, steering away in the final descent from the houses and coal pit-head workings.

Barton was pulled from the wrecked aircraft alive but died of injuries sustained in the landing before he reached the hospital. The three remaining on-board members of the crew survived the forced landing. One local man, a miner died when he was struck by a piece of the aeroplane's wreckage during the impact of the crash. After Barton's death his mother received a posthumous letter addressed to her from him containing the following passage: "I hope that you will never receive this letter, but I quite expect that you will. I know what "Ops." over Germany means, I have no illusions about it. By my own calculations the average lifespan of an aircrew is twenty ops. and we have 30 to do in our first tour. I'm Writing this for two reasons. One to tell you. 1. I intended as you know. Well, I would like it to be spent over the education of my sisters. 2. All I can say about this is. At times I've wondered whether I've been right in believing what I do, just I've doubted the veracity of the Bible, but in the little time I've had to sort out intellectual problems I've been left with a bias in favour of the Bible.

Apart from this, though, I have the inner conviction as I write, of a force outside myself, my brain tells me that I have not trusted in vain. All I am anxious about is that you and the rest of the family will come to know Him. Ken, I know does. I commend my Saviour to you. I am writing to Doreen separately. I expect. Well, that's covered everything now I guess, so love to Dad and all, Your loving son Cyril.". The attack on Nuremberg was Barton's nineteenth sortie. In a last letter to his younger brother shortly before his death, Barton wrote: "I am quite prepared to die, death hold no terrors for me. I have done nothing to mer

Basilica of St. Ursula, Cologne

The Basilica church of St. Ursula is located in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, it is built upon the ancient ruins of a Roman cemetery, where the 11,000 virgins associated with the legend of Saint Ursula are said to have been buried. The church has an impressive reliquary created from the bones of the former occupants of the cemetery, it is one of the twelve Romanesque churches of Cologne and was designated a Minor Basilica on 25 June 1920. While the nave and crossing tower are Romanesque, the choir has been rebuilt in the Gothic style; the Golden Chamber, or Goldene Kammer, of the church contains the alleged remains of St. Ursula and her 11,000 virgins who are said to have been killed by the Huns around the time of the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains; the original legend said only 11 virgins accompanied St. Ursula. Readings misread the abbreviation "M" for martyrs as latin numeral "M" for 1000, which over time lead to 11,000; the walls of the Golden Chamber are covered in bones arranged in designs and/or letters along with relic skulls.

The exact number of people whose remains are in the Golden Chamber remains ambiguous but the number of skulls in the reliquary is greater than 11 and less than 11,000. These remains were found in 1106 in a mass grave and were assumed to be those of the legend of St. Ursula and the 11,000 virgins. Therefore, the church constructed the Golden Chamber to house the bones; the bones themselves are neatly arranged in "zigzags and swirls and in the shapes of Latin words." Twelve Romanesque churches of Cologne List of basilica churches in Germany Victor von Carben Saint Ursula Cologne Cathedral German architecture Romanesque architecture List of regional characteristics of Romanesque churches Romanesque secular and domestic architecture Heinz Firmenich: St. Ursula und die Maria-Ablaß-Kapelle in Köln. Rheinischer Verein für Denkmalpflege und Landschaftsschutz, Köln 1976, ISBN 3-88094-150-5 Werner Schäfke: Kölns romanische Kirchen. Architektur Kunst Geschichte. Emons, Köln 2004, ISBN 3-89705-321-7 Hiltrud Kier, Ulrich Krings: Die Romanischen Kirchen in Köln, Vista Point Verlag, Köln 1991, ISBN 3-88973-601-7 Gernot Nürnberger: Die Ausgrabungen in St. Ursula zu Köln Dissertation, Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn 2002 Sabine Czymmek, Die Kölner romanischen Kirchen, Schatzkunst, Bd.

2, Köln 2009, S. 225-289, ISBN 978-3-7743-0422-2 Media related to St. Ursula at Wikimedia Commons Basilica of St. Ursula, Cologne at Structurae