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Death Wish 3

Death Wish 3 is a 1985 American action thriller film directed and edited by Michael Winner. It is the last to be directed by Winner in the Death Wish film series, it stars Charles Bronson as vigilante killer Paul Kersey, sees Kersey do battle with New York street punk gangs while receiving tacit support from a local NYPD lieutenant. Despite being set in New York City, some of the filming was shot in London to reduce production costs, it was succeeded by Death Wish IV. Paul Kersey returns to New York City after being banned for a history of vigilante justice to visit his Korean War buddy Charley, attacked by a gang in his East New York apartment; the neighbors call the police. Paul Charley collapses dead in his arms; the police arrest him. At the police station, Police Chief Richard Shriker recognizes Paul as "Mr. Vigilante". Shriker lays down the law. In the same cell is Manny Fraker, leader of the gang who killed Charley. After a fight between Paul and him, Manny is released; the police receive daily reports about the increased rate of crime.

Shriker offers a deal to Paul: he can kill all the punks he wants, as long as he informs Shriker of any gang activity he hears about so the police can get a bust and make news. Paul moves into Charley's apartment in a gang-turf war zone; the building is populated by elderly tenants terrified of Manny's gang. They include a World War II veteran and Charley's buddy. After a few violent muggings, Paul buys a used car as bait; when two gang members try to break into the car, Paul shoots them with his Colt Cobra. Paul twice is unable to save her a third time, she is assaulted and raped dying in hospital from her injuries. Kersey orders a new gun, a Wildey hunting pistol, he spends the afternoon with Bennett handloading ammunition for it. He tests the gun when the Giggler steals his Nikon camera. Paul is applauded by the neighborhood as the police take the credit. Kersey throws a gang member off a roof. Public defender Kathryn Davis is moving out of the city and Kersey offers to take her to dinner. While waiting in his car, Kathryn is knocked unconscious by Manny and the car is pushed downhill into oncoming traffic.

It slams into explodes, killing Kathryn. Shriker places Kersey under protective custody. After Bennett's taxi shop is blown up, he tries to get but his machine gun jams; the gang cripples Bennett. Kersey is taken by Shriker to the hospital, where he escapes after Bennett tells him where to find a second machine gun. Kersey and Rodriguez collect weapons, they proceed to mow down many of the criminals before running out of ammunition. Other neighbors begin fighting back. Shriker decides to help, Kersey and he take down many of the gang together. Kersey goes back to the apartment to collect more ammunition. Shriker not before getting wounded in the arm; as Kersey calls for an ambulance, Manny turns his gun on the two men. As Shriker distracts him, Kersey uses a mail-ordered M72 LAW rocket launcher to obliterate Manny; the remainder of the gang sees Manny's smoldering remains. Surrounded by the angry crowds of neighbors, the gang realizes they've flee the scene; as the neighbors cheer in celebration and with police sirens in the distance, Shriker gives Kersey a head start.

Kersey takes off. Charles Bronson as Paul Kersey Deborah Raffin as Kathryn Davis Ed Lauter as Police Chief Richard Shriker Martin Balsam as Bennett Cross Gavan O'Herlihy as Manny Fraker Alex Winter as Hermosa Marina Sirtis as Maria Ricco Ross as the Cuban Barbie Wilde as Manny Fraker's Girlfriend Manning Redwood as Captain Sterns Following the success of Death Wish II, Cannon Films proceeded in signing film contracts with prestigious actors and directors. Financially, their most reliable products were formulaic action films starring Charles Bronson, Chuck Norris, other stars of the genre; the new sequel to Death Wish was announced at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival. Charles Bronson haggled with Cannon over his fee so they offered the role to Chuck Norris who turned it down claiming that the violence in the movie was "too negative". Bronson was paid $1.5 million out of the $10 million budget. The concept of Paul Kersey facing a street gang which terrorizes elderly citizens was developed by screenwriter Don Jakoby.

Jakoby specialized in science fiction films, having developed scripts for other upcoming films such as Lifeforce and Invaders from Mars. His screenplay turned Kersey into an urban version of John Rambo, displeasing Bronson in the process; the producers tasked Gail Morgan Hickman to write other potential versions of the script. Hickman submitted them for approval, he learned weeks that they were all rejected in favor of keeping Jakoby's version. Once again, director Michael Winner was recruited for the film project, his latest films, The Wicked Lady and Scream for Help, were box office flops and Winner was in need of a "surefire hit". He decided against retaining the grim tone of the previous two Death Wish films, in favor of going gung-ho for the third film. Bronson said the film was "nearly the same as the first two Death Wishes that came before except this time he's not alone... It is a violent picture but it all falls within the category of the story." Bronson did add however that

Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran

The Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran, located in the West Azerbaijan and East Azerbaijan provinces in Iran, is an ensemble of three Armenian churches that were established during the period between the 7th and 14th centuries A. D; the edifices—the St. Thaddeus Monastery, the Saint Stepanos Monastery, the Chapel of Dzordzor—have undergone many renovations; these sites were inscribed as cultural heritages in the 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee on 8 July 2008 under the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The three churches lie in a total area of 129 hectares and were inscribed under UNESCO criteria, for their outstanding value in showcasing Armenian architectural and decorative traditions, for being a major centre for diffusion of Armenian culture in the region, for being a place of pilgrimage of the apostle St. Thaddeus, a key figure in Armenian religious traditions, they represent the last vestiges of old Armenian culture in its southeastern periphery. The ensemble is in a good state of preservation.

The Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran are located in the West Azerbaijan and East Azerbaijan provinces in Iran. The ensemble consists of three Armenian churches that were established during the period between the 7th and 14th centuries A. D; the edifices—the St. Thaddeus Monastery, the Saint Stepanos Monastery, the Chapel of Dzordzor—have undergone many renovations; the three churches lie in a total area of 129 hectares. The St. Thaddeus Monastery known as "Kara Kelisa" or "Black Church" in West Azerbaijan province is about 18 kilometres from Maku; the Saint Stepanos Monastery is 17 kilometres to the west of Jolfa city, East Azarbaijan Province in northwest Iran. The Armenian people are native to Armenian Highlands, part of northwestern Iran—known as Iranian Azerbaijan. Armenia converted to Christianity in the early 4th century A. D. A portion of the region forms part of historical Armenia; some of the oldest Armenian chapels and churches in the world are located within this region of Iran, the Iranian Azerbaijan region in general is home to the oldest churches in Iran.

According to unverified reports it is believed that St. Thaddeus was buried at the site of the St. Thaddeus Monastery in the 1st century A. D. and that St. Gregory was responsible for establishing a monastery here in the 4th century. However, there is recorded proof, it was the second Armenian church to be built, following the Etchmiadzin Cathedral and was the seat of the diocese in the 10th century. It was destroyed in an earthquake in 1319 and was rebuilt due to the efforts of Bishop Zachariah in the 1320s. During the reign of the Safavid dynasty in the 15th century, the monasteries were preserved; the monasteries were deserted during the 16th and 17th centuries following a period of attacks by the Ottomans that prompted many Armenians to emigrate to central Iran. Once the Safavids reestablished themselves in the area, the monasteries were reoccupied and renovated. However, during the 18th century the area became a cauldron of conflicts for domination among the Russian and Persian empires; when the Persians gained control, the monasteries were damaged.

During the Qajar era, Armenians regained control over the monasteries and they were rebuilt. The existing St. Thaddeus Monastery was refurbished in the 1970s, it is recorded that Saint Stepanos Monastery was first established in 649 A. D. and a new building constructed at the same location in the 10th century. It was a major Christian church during the history of Armenian development. After it suffered damages due to earthquake, it was rebuilt by Bishop Zachariah in the 1320s. During the entire 14th century, it was the centre of influence in the region for Christian missionary work; this period marked the creation of literary paintings on religious themes. The monastery was rebuilt during the period from 1819 to 1825 and again became a center of religious activity, it was refurbished in the 1970s, again during the period from 1983 to 2001. The Dzordzor Chapel was built on the bank of the Makuchay River at Dzordzor by Bishop Zachariah in 1314 on modest lines, making use of the vestiges of an earlier religious monument dated between the 10th and 12th centuries.

During the period of Ottoman rule, some parts of the building were destroyed. The chapel came under threat of submergence from a proposed dam and had to be shifted to a new location upstream; the three monasteries of the ensemble were inscribed on 2008 under UNESCO criteria, for their outstanding value in showcasing Armenian architectural and decorative traditions, for being a major centre for diffusion of Armenian culture in the region, for being a place of pilgrimage of the apostle St. Thaddeus, a key figure in Armenian religious traditions, they represent the last vestiges of old Armenian culture in its southeastern periphery. The ensemble is in a good state of preservation; the three monuments represent a blend of architectural styles from the Byzantine, Eastern Orthodox, Persian and Armenian cultures. The Saint Thaddeus Monastery ensemble is in two zones, the first of which covers an area of 29.85 hectares and comprises four chapels and the monastery itself. A compound wall of 64 by 51 metres with towers at the corners encircles the main monastery complex.

Adjoining this wall, residential quarters have been built for the monks. In the interior courtyard, the main religious structures are located in a space of 41.7 by 23.6 metres. There is a large entrance, built on four pillars; the main church—the so-called White Church—is built on a Greek cross

Yeh Gulistan Hamara

Yeh Gulistan Hamara is a 1972 Indian drama film directed by Atma Ram. The film stars Dev Anand, Sharmila Tagore, Sujit Kumar and Johnny Walker, with music by S. D. Burman. Dialogue and screenplay are by Wajahat Mirza; the films depicts a tribal community living on the border with China. India is worried about its north eastern residents who are cut off from the mainland and are backward and under developed; the government appoints special officer-cum-civil engineer Vijay to construct a bridge over a river next to the tribal village of Ding in the north eastern part of India. Ding is ruled by the cruel and autocratic Deng Do Rani and his henchmen Haku and trusted fighter Soo Reni, a beautiful girl. Deng Do Rani wants to sabotage the construction and sends Soo Reni and other warriors to demolish the bridge, they are treated with respect and equality. Deng Do Rani sends others to kill the band captured, the Indian Officers under the leadership of Vijay fight bravely to protect them. Soo Reni and her companions have a change of pledge to support Vijay in his mission.

Vijay and Soo Reni fall in love with each other. Dev Anand as Vijay Sharmila Tagore as Soo Reni Pran as Deng Do Rani Sujit Kumar as Teju Kanan Kaushal as Mrs. Barua Lalita Pawar as Soo Reni's Mother Ramesh Deo as Inspector Barua Raj Mehra as Pal D. K. Sapru as Salvatore Keshto Mukherjee as Soldier G. Asrani as Asrani Jankidas as Haku Iftekhar as Vijay's Captain Yeh Gulistan Hamara on IMDb

Geoffrey Ling

Geoffrey S. F. Ling, M. D. Ph. D. is a medical doctor. He served as the Founding Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Biological Technologies Office from 2014 until 2016, he was considered to be the "US Army's premier subject matter expert on traumatic brain injury", was for years the only neuro-intensive care specialist in the US military. Prominent in his DARPA research portfolio are Preventing Violent Explosive Neuro Trauma, prevention of explosive blast traumatic brain injury, Revolutionizing Prostheses, development of responsive, brain-controlled, artificial arms, Predicting Health and Disease, combination of biomarkers and advanced analytics to diagnosis of disease in the presymptomatic state and Battlefield Medicine, development of point-of-care drug manufacturing technology, he served as a Program Manager and following, the Deputy Director of the Defense Sciences Office. Ling is recipient of the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, Legion of Merit, Alpha Omega Alpha, Sigma Xi and the Humanitarian Award from the Brain Mapping Foundation.

Ling earned his BA with honors from Washington University, earned his doctorate in pharmacology from Cornell University School of Medicine. He completed post doctoral training in Neuropharmacology at the Sloan-Kettering Memorial Cancer Center. In 1989, Ling earned an M. D. from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Both his neurology internship and residency were completed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. From 1993-1995 Ling had a Fellowship at Neurosciences Critical Care Unit. At Cornell and Sloan-Kettering, he did opioid research. Ling completed two war deployments as a neurointensive care physician: Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as four "Gray Team" tours to study combat brain injuries, his medical studies of the war in Afghanistan and Iraq show that over 50% of those who died of wounds had head injuries. Prior to his position as the founding Director of the Biological Technologies Office at DARPA, Ling was Professor and Acting Chair of the Department of Neurology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

He is now Emeritus Professor. For many years, he was the Army's only neuro-intensive care physician. Ling is Professor of Neurology and Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital and was a member of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Ling served as an Army doctor for 27 years, retired in 2012. Ling and his work have been featured twice on the TV show 60 Minutes, in 2009 and 2012. Ling is Professor of Neurology and Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital and was a member of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Ling and his work have been featured twice on the TV show 60 Minutes, in 2009 and 2012, he was one of the doctors who treated American Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords after she had been shot in the head. Ling's publications include over 200 peer reviewed journal articles, research reviews, book chapters Because of engineering and medical concerns, arm replacement is more difficult than leg replacement.

Arm replacement technology was far behind leg replacement technology when DARPA began the Revolutionizing Prosthetics team in 2006. In May 2014, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the first of the two prosthetic arms developed under that program. Earlier in 2014, DARPA's Biological Technologies Office announced the launch of a new Hand Proprioception and Touch Interfaces program, which aims to deliver naturalistic sensations to amputees and, in the process, enable intuitive, dexterous control of advanced prosthetic devices. Ling has described the problem of developing a high quality artificial arm as "doggone hard". Ling's Revolutionizing Prosthetics team's work could lead to the restoration of hearing. Using his artificial arms, amputees could move their artificial arms with just thought. Ling was an "A" designated Army neurologist and is a recipient of the Order of Military Medical Merit. In Toronto, Canada, in 2012, Ling was awarded the Humanitarian Award from the Brain Mapping Foundation.

He is a Fellow of the American Neurological Association, American Academy of Neurology and the Neurocritical Care Society. Named DARPA Program Manager of the Year, Cornell University Alumnus of the Year and Washington University Distinguished Alumnus. Is member of Alpha Omega Alpha and Sigma Xi. In 2016, he received the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service. Col. Geoffrey Ling, MD, PhD Geoffrey Ling Nifty Fifty – Bring a Top Scientist to your Middle or High School

1979 Sun Bowl

The 1979 Sun Bowl was a college football postseason bowl game between the Texas Longhorns and the Washington Huskies, played on Saturday, December 22, in El Paso, Texas. The Huskies were the runner-up in the Pacific-10 Conference, behind USC; the Longhorns had lost two games by a combined total of nine points, with the two losses costing them a Southwest Conference title. This was Washington's first Sun Bowl and Texas' second straight. Husky defensive lineman Stafford Mays recovered quarterback Rick McIvor's fumble late in the first quarter in Longhorn territory. Ten seconds into the second quarter, junior quarterback Tom Flick threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to freshman Paul Skansi for the first score. On the second play of the Longhorns' ensuing drive, strong safety Greg Grimes recovered McIvor's fumble at the 25-yard line, giving Washington another shot at scoring. Five plays Willis Ray Mackey scored on a touchdown run to make it 14–0, but on Washington's next possession, Flick fumbled the ball to defensive lineman Kenneth Sims, who recovered it in Texas territory.

Forty three yards Donnie Little threw a touchdown pass to Brad Beck with 3:10 to go in the half. In gusty winds, the rest of the game was a defensive affair, with the Longhorns' fumbles in the first half proving costly. Skansi caught five passes for 52 yards and was named MVP. Mays had 12 tackles, a fumble recovery, two sacks; the Huskies returned to the Sun Bowl three times, but lost all three.


For the genus of moth, see Thrinacia Thrinacia is the island home of the Cattle of Helios in Book XII of Homer's Odyssey, guarded by Helios' daughters Lampetia and Phaethusa. Odysseus and his crew arrive at Thrinacia after passing Charybdis. Odysseus has been warned by both Circe and the shade of Tiresias to avoid Thrinacia, but his men beg him to let them stop and rest, he reluctantly makes them swear an oath not to touch the cattle on the island. However, for the next month unfavorable winds blow continuously and they are unable to leave; when Odysseus goes to pray for a safe return to Ithaca, his crew, fearing starvation and eat some of Helios' cattle. In punishment, when they sail away from the island, Helios pleads to Zeus to send a thunderbolt at their ship, killing all the men except Odysseus. Odysseus is spared but, as forewarned by Circe and Tiresias, is himself punished when his return to Ithaca is delayed by a seven-year sojourn on Ogygia. Homeric Thrinacia was identified with Sicily, its name re-interpreted as Trinakria.

But Homeric Thrinacia is associated with Malta, Sicily is instead identified with the episode of the Cyclops Polyphemus