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Eben Byers

Ebenezer McBurney Byers was a wealthy American socialite and industrialist. He won the 1906 U. S. Amateur in golf, he earned notoriety in the early 1930s when he died from multiple radiation-induced cancers after consuming Radithor, a popular patent medicine made from radium dissolved in water. The son of industrialist Alexander Byers, Eben Byers was educated at St. Paul's School and Yale College, where he earned a reputation as an athlete and ladies' man, he was the U. S. Amateur golf champion of 1906, after finishing runner-up in 1902 and 1903. Byers became the chairman of the Girard Iron Company, created by his father. In 1927 Byers injured his arm falling from a railway sleeping berth. For the persistent pain a doctor suggested he take Radithor, a patent medicine manufactured by William J. A. Bailey. Bailey was a Harvard University dropout who falsely claimed to be a doctor of medicine and had become rich from the sale of Radithor, a solution of radium in water which he claimed stimulated the endocrine system.

He offered physicians a 1/6 kickback on each dose prescribed. Byers began taking several doses of Radithor per day, believing it gave him a "toned-up feeling", but stopped in October 1930 when that effect faded, he lost weight and had headaches, his teeth began to fall out. In 1931 the Federal Trade Commission asked him to testify about his experience, but he was too sick to travel so the commission sent a lawyer to take his statement at his home, he is buried in Allegheny Cemetery in Pennsylvania, in a lead-lined coffin. Byers's death received much publicity and it heightened awareness of the dangers of radioactive "cures"; the Federal Trade Commission issued an order against Bailey's business to "cease and desist from various representations theretofore made by them as to the therapeutic value of Radithor and from representing that the product Radithor is harmless". He founded the "Radium Institute" in New York and marketed a radioactive belt-clip, a radioactive paperweight, a mechanism which purported to make water radioactive.

After exhuming Byers's body in 1965, MIT physicist Robley Evans estimated Byers' total radium intake as about 1000 μCi. Note: Byers died before the founding of the Masters Tournament, never played in The Open Championship; as an amateur, he could not play in the PGA Championship. NT = No tournament DNP = Did not play DNQ = Did not qualify for match play portion R256, R128, R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in match play "T" indicates a tie for a place Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10 Source for U. S. Amateur: USGA Championship Database Source for 1904 British Amateur: Golf, July 1904, pg. 6. Source for 1907 British Amateur: The Glasgow Herald, May 29, 1907, pg. 12. Radioactive quackery Roger M. Macklis, "The Great Radium Scandal", Scientific American, 269, pp. 94–99, August 1993


KLEG-CD is class A low-power television station, licensed in Dallas, Texas. KLEG-CD is operated by DV Broadcasting, it was seen on Time Warner Cable on Channel 21 in the Dallas area and Charter Cable on channel 20 in the Fort Worth area, in addition to its low-power signal, as well as DirecTV and Dish Network both on channel 44. It was added to Verizon Fios on channel 24 in early March, 2008 as well as on AT&T U-verse on channel 26; this station was first established in 1996 as K19BW on channel 19 with a Spanish general entertainment format, consisting of cartoons, classic programs and sports. On February 1999, the station was airing news from CBS Telenoticias; the network's news programming was relegated to overnight hours where the station would sign off-the-air and slots where infomercials would run, thus making it a 24-hour TV station, instead of the daily 8AM-12AM programming operations. By September 1999, K19BW was moved to channel 44 to make way for KTVT's Digital signal the station was rebranded K44FO.

By September 2000, K44FO dropped the CBS Telenoticias affiliate upon the network's transition to Telemundo Internacional and became a flagship station of Luis de la Garza's TeleAmerica Spanish Network with a few original programs such as Foro 44. By March 15, 2001, the station was once again rebranded to KLEG-LP. Despite picking up the Mas Musica network temporarily, it has remained an affiliate of TeleAmerica. In 2006, Una Vez Más Holdings, LLC acquired this station as KODF-LP's repeater for Azteca América, thus any and all TeleAmerica programming was eliminated; this arrangement continued on until KODF's analog shut-off on June 25, 2009, where KLEG continued to carry Azteca América programming. Una Vez Más has since acquired KLDT, becoming KAZD, with that station becoming an Azteca América affiliate; as a result, Azteca América programming was dropped from KLEG-LP on January 25, 2011. Una Vez Mas has returned this station to its original owner and it has gone dark for six months. There were rumors.

However, as of 2011, KAZD has acquired that affiliation as well on channel 55.4. The station returned to the air in July 2011 multiplexed with Spanish language VMAS on 44.1, Indian comedy channel SAB on 44.2, an audio-only station playing south Asian music on 44.3 and a test pattern on 44.4. On August 10, 2011, the station's call sign was changed to KLEG-LD, again on April 23, 2013, to KLEG-CD; the station is now is committed to serving the growing multicultural viewers living in the DFW metro area, with South Asian and East Asian programming, most of which has English subtitles. KLEG-CD switched to digital as of December 2010 serving the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Query the FCC's TV station database for KLEG Swagat TV Diya TV Sab TV KBS DFW /JCBS DFW TV Faith TV

Brown-necked parrot

The brown-necked parrot, sometimes known in aviculture as the uncape parrot, is a large Poicephalus parrot species endemic to Africa consisting of the savanna-dwelling brown-necked parrot and grey-headed parrot subspecies. It included the Cape parrot as a subspecies before the Cape parrot was re-classified as a distinct species. German naturalist Heinrich Kuhl described the brown-necked parrot in his 1819 work Conspectus Psittacorum. Although unsure of its country of origin, he felt it was a distinct species and related to the Cape parrot; the species name is from the Latin words fuscus "dark" and collum "neck". South Africa-based ornithologist Phillip Clancey proposed the Cape and brown-necked parrots were separate species in 1997 based on the shape and size of the bill, head coloration and preferred habitat. Mike Perrin observed. Genetic analysis of the three taxa published in 2015 supported the distinctness of brown-necked and cape parrots, showing that ancestors of the two had diverged between 2.13 and 2.67 million years ago—in the late Pliocene to early Pleistocene epoch.

This period was a period of changes in climate, where grassland and forest were expanding and contracting, which led to isolation and speciation of separate populations. The old name for the three taxa was Cape parrot, with all the individuals in captivity belonging to what became P. fuscicollis. Jean Pattison called; the largest member of its genus, the brown-necked parrot has a large head and bill, stocky build. It has a light grey head; the nominate subspecies fuscicollis has a bluer sheen to its plumage than suahelicus. The upperparts underparts greenish. Subspecies fuscicollis is found in west Africa from Gambia and southern Senegal to Togo. Locally common in places, it appears to have declined in Gambia. Subspecies suahelicus is found in southern Africa from southern Congo and Tanzania to northern Namibia and south to northern South Africa; the species adapts to captivity and is seen in the pet trade. Media related to Poicephalus fuscicollis at Wikimedia Commons

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is an awareness day observed on 10 September every year, in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides, with various activities around the world since 2003. The International Association for Suicide Prevention collaborates with the World Health Organization and the World Federation for Mental Health to host World Suicide Prevention Day. In 2011 an estimated 40 countries held awareness events to mark the occasion. According to WHO's Mental health Atlas released in 2014, no low-income country reported having a national suicide prevention strategy, while less than 10% of lower-middle income countries, a third of upper-middle and high-income countries had. On its first event in 2003, the 1999 World Health Organization's global suicide prevention initiative is mentioned with regards to the main strategy for its implementation, requiring: "The organisation of global and national multi-sectoral activities to increase awareness about suicidal behaviours and how to prevent them."

"The strengthening of countries's capabilities to develop and evaluate national policies and plans for suicide prevention."As of recent WHO releases, challenges represented by social stigma, the taboo to discuss suicide, low availability of data are still to date obstacles leading to poor data quality for both suicide and suicide attempts: "given the sensitivity of suicide – and the illegality of suicidal behaviour in some countries – it is that under-reporting and misclassification are greater problems for suicide than for most other causes of death." Suicide has a number of complex and interrelated and underlying contributing factors... that can contribute to the feelings of pain and hopelessness. Having access to means to kill oneself – most firearms and poisons – is a risk factor. An estimated one million people per year die by suicide or about one person in 10,000, or "a death every 40 seconds or about 3,000 every day"; as of 2004 the number of people who die by suicide is expected to reach 1.5 million per year by 2020.

On average, three male suicides are reported for every female one across different age groups and in every country in the world. "Conversely, rates of suicide attempts tend to be 2-3 times higher in women than in men, although the gender gap has narrowed in recent years." More people die from suicide than from war. According to WHO there are twenty people who have a suicide attempt for every one, fatal, at a rate one every three seconds. Suicide is the "most common cause of death for people aged 15 – 24."According to WHO, suicide accounts for nearly half of all violent deaths in the world. Brian Mishara, IASP president, noted that, "more people kill themselves than die in all wars, terrorist acts and interpersonal violence combined." As of 2008, the WHO refers the widest number of suicides occur in the age group 15 - 29, while the lowest in the 80+ although representing as well the one with the highest rate of all age groups, with 27.8 suicides and 60.1 for females and males respectively. In 2015 the reported global age-standardized rate is 10.7 per 100,000.

Social norms play a significant role in the development of suicidal behaviors. Late 19th century's sociological studies recorded first observations on suicide: with statistics of the time at hand, sociologists mentioned the effects of industrialization as in relations between new urbanized communities and vulnerability to self-destructive behavior, suggesting social pressures have effects on suicide. Today, differences in suicidal behavior among different countries can be significant. 2003 – "Suicide Can Be Prevented!" 2004 – "Saving Lives, Restoring Hope" 2005 – "Prevention of Suicide is Everybody's Business" 2006 – "With Understanding New Hope" 2007 – "Suicide prevention across the Life Span" 2008 – "Think Globally, Plan Nationally, Act Locally" 2009 – "Suicide Prevention in Different Cultures" 2010 – "Families, Community Systems and Suicide" 2011 – "Preventing Suicide in Multicultural Societies" 2012 – "Suicide Prevention across the Globe: Strengthening Protective Factors and Instilling Hope" 2013 – "Stigma: A Major Barrier to Suicide Prevention" 2014 – "Light a candle near a Window" 2015 – "Preventing Suicide: Reaching Out and Saving Lives" 2016 – "Connect, Care" 2017 – "Take a Minute, Change a Life" 2018 – “Working Together to Prevent Suicide” 2019 – “Working Together to Prevent Suicide” Suicide prevention's priorities, as declared on the 2012 World Suicide Prevention Day event, are stated below: We need to continue to research suicide and non-fatal suicidal behaviour, addressing both risk and protective factors.

We need to develop and implement awareness campaigns, with the aim of increasing awareness of suicidal behaviours in the community, incorporating evidence on both risk and protective factors. We need to target our efforts not only to reduce risk factors but to strengthen protective factor in childhood and adolescence. We need to train health care professionals to better understand evidence-based risk and protective factors associated with suicidal behaviour. We need to combine primary and tertiary prevention. We need to increase use of and adherence to treatments shown to be effective in treating diverse conditions. We need to increase the availability of mental health resources and to reduce barriers to accessing care. We need to disseminate research evidence about suicide prevention to policy makers at international and local levels. We need to reduce stigma and promote mental heal

Manos al Aire

"Manos al Aire" is a Spanish language Latin pop song recorded by Canadian recording artist Nelly Furtado. Written by Furtado, Alex Cuba and James Bryan, it was produced by Furtado and Bryan for the former's fourth studio album, Mi Plan; the song, which translates to "Hands in the Air" or "I surrender", is about "surrendering to love, vulnerability", as Furtado put it. She felt that the song could only be sung in Spanish because it would be a "train-wreck" if it were sung in English because of the complexity of the lyrics, it was released by Universal Music Latino as the first single to worldwide radio on June 29, 2009. "Manos al Aire" reached number-one on the US Billboard Latin Songs chart, becoming Furtado's first number-one song on the chart as a lead artist. Furtado became the first North American act to have an written Spanish song to reach number-one on the chart, it peaked at number two in Czech Republic and Italy. It peaked within the top 10 in Austria, Hungary and Spain; the music video of the song was filmed in Toronto and it portrayed Furtado as an angry lover who, during the video, throws away personal belongings and items, removing articles of clothing which symbolizes her letting her guard down and surrendering to love.

The song won a BMI Award in 2011. "Manos al Aire" was co-written by Nelly Furtado, James Bryan and Alex Cuba, produced by Furtado and Bryan. It is a Latin pop song with "a slice of pop/rock with twangy guitars, tight drums and terrific breathy vocals" and has acoustic and dance influences The song's title translates to "Hands in the Air" or "I Surrender". Furtado told MTV that the song is about "surrendering to love, vulnerability... and it talks about the dynamic of a relationship and the everyday fight to be a couple". Furtado felt that the emotions that the lyrics portray could only be expressed in Spanish because, as she put it: "There's a complexity going on there that would be a bit of a train-wreck in English." In an interview with Mayor Nissim, of Digital Spy, she further explained the conception of the song. She said that the song's protagonist feels angry but during the chorus says, as she put it, "My hands are in the air, let's work this out". Furtado felt that if the song was performed in English, she would be labelled "furious or sappy" because of the content.

It was recorded by Bryan at the Rumblecone Studios and The Orange Lounge in Toronto, Ontario and mixed by Demacio "Demo" Castellón. Mayer Nissim of Digital Spy said: "the fact that'Manos' and several other songs feature rather Americanised production can prevent them from hitting the mark - sad to say, but Furtado's tunes don't always get the Spanish wallop her vocals deserve." Leila Cobo stated that the song "doesn't set the tone for the album, which balances intimacy with commercial appeal."Michael Cragg, of musicOMH, called the song "a catchy blend of rock guitars and pattering beats". He wrote that the chorus-line is "one of the few that genuinely stick in the mind"; the single was well received in the United States. During its third week on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, it ascended from number 30 to number 13. After two weeks at number two, "Manos al Aire" replaced Shakira's "Loba" at number-one the Billboard Latin Songs chart, during the week dated September 12, 2009, it became Furtado's first number one song as a lead artist, her second since Juanes' "Fotografía" topped the chart in 2002.

Shakira's "Loba" had regained its place at number-one, ending the song's four week stint at the top spot. In Italy, "Manos al Aire" remained at the spot for two consecutive weeks. After it fluctuated down the chart, it climbed up back into the top 10 and remained for four weeks until it left the chart three weeks later; the song peaked at number nine for two consecutive weeks, after spending 10 weeks on the chart in Spain. The music video for "Manos al Aire" was filmed in June 2009 in Toronto and premiered on July 29, 2009, it was released to Apple's iTunes Store on August 3, 2009. In the beginning of the video, Furtado is shown driving an army jeep and sporting army gear, all of which she said represents her character's strong ego; as the video progresses, Furtado is shown throwing items and personal belongings out of the Army truck. These belongings are symbolized as her "emotional" weapons. In another scene, Furtado departs from the truck, begins walking down a street, she begins shedding her army gear and getting rid of her purse and other articles of clothing, all of which symbolizes letting her guard and defenses down.

As the video comes to a conclusion, vulnerable, shows up to her boyfriend's frontdoor, who greets her with the same defenseless attitude. Per Furtado's request, the video features English subtitles for viewers; the lyrics in the English subtitles for the video are not literal translations, they are an English interpretation of the song, which Furtado herself had written. German 2-track single"Manos al Aire" — 3:28 "Manos al Aire" — 3:35German 4-track single"Manos al Aire" — 3:28 "Manos al Aire" — 3:35 "Manos al Aire" — 7:07 "Manos al Aire" — 3:33 Credits are adapted from the Mi Plan liner notes. List of number-one Billboard Hot Latin Songs of 2009 "Manos al Aire" at VEVO Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Federal Hill, Kuala Lumpur

Federal Hill is a low-density and affluent residential area in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This residential area was developed during the British colonial era. Federal Hill is covered by an 18-acre secondary forest, it is bordered by Lebuhraya Mahameru to the northeast, Jalan Travers to the southeast and Jalan Maarof to the southwest. KL Sentral is located across Jalan Bangsar; the Lake Gardens is situated adjacent to Federal Hill. Federal Hill was a swampy land. In 1896, rubber estates were established and were privately owned by European government servants. Today, some remnants of rubber trees can still be found here. Among the earliest government buildings placed here is the Bangsar Hospital, built in the early 1900s, it is now developed as the Health Institut Pengurusan Kesihatan. The most significant building is the Galeri Sri Perdana, the Prime Minister's official residence; the land is owned by the Federal Department of Mines. The administration and maintenance of the buildings and surroundings is carried out by Kuala Lumpur City Hall.

There are 113 old government bungalows with gardens built during the 1950s. The oldest existing building is the Malaysian Nature Society headquarters which can be seen on a 1929 map. There are three palaces at the hill belonging to the Kedah and Negeri Sembilan households; the flora and fauna in the hill includes more than 65 species of local and migratory birds, long tailed macaques, tree shrews and monitor lizards. Plenty of mature forest trees are scattered along the hill slopes and gullies including big timber trees like tembusu, nyatoh tembaga and pulai