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Vesna Jelić

Vesna Jelić is a former Croatian female volleyball player. She was part of the Croatia women's national volleyball team, she competed with the national team at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, finishing 7th. Vesna is the sister of volleyball player Barbara Jelić, part of the Croatian team at the 2000 Summer Olympics, they are the daughters of volleyball player Ivica Jelić, the head coach of the Croatian team in 2000 and played for the Yugoslav team at the 1980 Summer Olympics. Croatia at the 2000 Summer Olympics "Vesna Jelić Bio and Results | Olympics at". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-09. "University Of New Orleans - Vesna Jelic - 2009 Volleyball". Unoprivateers.com. 1989-10-23. Retrieved 2017-03-09. "University of Memphis Athletics - Vesna Jelic - 2011". Gotigersgo.com. Retrieved 2017-03-09. "CEV - Confédération Européenne de Volleyball". Cev.lu. Retrieved 2017-03-09. "Ivica Jelić Bio and Results | Olympics at". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-09

Macky Ali

Macky Ali was an Indian film actor. He was younger brother of singer Lucky Ali. Ali is the third of the eight children of Mehmood, his mother Mahelaka, was part Bengali and part Pathan, the sister of the popular Indian actress of the 1960s – Meena Kumari. The Bollywood actress and dancer, Minoo Mumtaz, was his paternal aunt. Macky Ali made his debut as a child artiste in Kunwara Baap. Macky, affected by polio since birth, had starred in the film Kunwara Baap, made by his father, who drew a lot from Macky's life story and struggle during the making of the film. Mehmood made the film in awareness of polio that had affected his own son. Kunwara Baap had special appearances from actors Sanjeev Kumar, Vinod Mehra, Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Hema Malini, Dara Singh, Lalita Pawar, Yogita Bali and Mukri. Music composer Rajesh Roshan was introduced with this film. Macky Ali acted in the 1978 movie Ek Baap Chhe Bete, starring his father along with all his brothers. Macky left with his bags and ran away from his home between 1984 and 1989.

His whereabouts were unknown to his father for 5 years. Ali made an appearance in the music video album "Yaro sab dua karo" and subsequently came out with his own album "Shayad". Macky died on the way to Mumbai Airport by Cardiac Arrest on 31 August 2002 at the age 31. Mehmood Ali Family Minoo Mumtaz List of Hindi film clans Macky Ali on IMDb

University of Akron Concert

University of Akron Concert is a live album by jazz guitarist Joe Pass, released in 1986. Writing for Allmusic, music critic Scott Yanow wrote of the album "This is a fine all-around performance that still sounds impressive today" "It's a Wonderful World" "Body and Soul" "Bridge Work" "Tarde" "Time In" Duke Ellington Medley: "Isfahan" "Prelude to a Kiss" "Squeeze Me" "Take the "A" Train" "Sophisticated Lady" "Lush Life" "Satin Doll" "Joy Spring" "I'm Glad There Is You" Joe Pass – guitar

Operation Hyacinth

Operation Hyacinth was a secret mass operation of the Polish communist police, carried out in the years 1985–87. Its purpose was to create national database of all Polish homosexuals and people who were in touch with them, it resulted in the registration of around 11,000 people. Polish propaganda stated that the reasons for the launch of the action were as follows: fear of the newly discovered HIV virus, as homosexuals were regarded as a group of high risk, control of homosexual criminal gangs fighting prostitution. However, most the Służba Bezpieczeństwa functionaries wanted to gather compromising evidence, which would be used to blackmail involved individuals. Furthermore, those persons would be more willing to cooperate with the security services there are speculations that the operation was part of the wider action aimed at fighting the anticommunist opposition. Operation Hyacinth, upon order of Minister of Internal Affairs Czesław Kiszczak, began on November 15, 1985. On that morning, in different colleges and offices across Poland, functionaries of the SB arrested numerous persons suspected of being homosexual or of having connections with homosexual groups.

Those arrested had special files entitled Karta homoseksualisty and some of them were talked into signing a statement: I have been a homosexual since birth. I have had multiple partners in my life, all of them were adult. I am not interested in minors. Apart from signing the document, those arrested were ordered to give their fingerprints, some of them were blackmailed into describing intimate parts of their sexual lives, some were blackmailed into denouncing their colleagues; the operation lasted until 1987, but files were added until 1988. It has been estimated that some 11,000 homosexuals were documented, these files are now called "Różowe kartoteki". Members of the LGBT community had asked the Institute of National Remembrance to destroy the files, but the IPN answered that it would have been illegal. Due to Operation Hyacinth, members of the gay community decided to go "underground" and cover their sexual orientation deeper, several of them left Poland and the operation itself was criticized by Western mass-media.

The Polish government denied allegations, spokesman Jerzy Urban, asked in December 1988 by Kay Winthers of the Baltimore Sun, said that such an operation never took place. The first person who became known as a victim of this operation was a gay rights activist Waldemar Zboralski. On December 8, 1988, Professor Mikołaj Kozakiewicz discussed the operation with General Kiszczak; the latter admitted that Polish security services owned "pink files", but only with documentation of individuals involved in criminal activities. Kozakiewicz said that he had evidence supporting the claim that files covered those homosexuals who were not involved in crimes. During the same meeting, both discussed creation of the legal LGBT organization in Poland. In September 2007, two LGBT activists, Szymon Niemiec and www.gaylife.pl's Jacek Adler, asked Institute of National Remembrance to open an investigation against "Communist crime" and General Kiszczak. On February 15, 2008, the Institute issued a statement in which it wrote that the operation was legal, in light of the 1980s regulations.

The Institute refused to open an investigation, claiming that Hyacinth was an operation of preventive character, whose purpose was to infiltrate hermetic homosexual circles and their connections to organized crime. This decision was criticized among members of the LGBT community. In 2015, the 30th anniversary of the event published two books telling of Action Hyacinth: "Pink files" by Mikolaj Milcke - fictionalized history of right-wing politician, who in his youth was detained under Action Hyacinth "Codename Hyacinth" by Andrzej Selerowicz Warsaw Gay Movement Lavender scare Contents of the letter of Szymon Niemiec and Jacek Adler, sent to the IPN

USS Grouper

USS Grouper, a Gato-class submarine, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for the grouper. Grouper was launched by the Electric Boat Co. Groton, Connecticut on 27 October 1941, commissioned at New London on 12 February 1942, with Lieutenant Commander C. E. Duke in command. After shakedown in Long Island Sound, Grouper sailed for Pearl Harbor on 30 March 1942 to join the Pacific Submarine Force, to play havoc on Japanese shipping. Before departing for her first war patrol, Grouper was assigned to the submarine screen which ringed the area as the American and Japanese fleets clashed in the decisive Battle of Midway. Patrolling the fringe of the fighting on 4 June, Grouper sighted two burning enemy aircraft carriers, but could not close for attack because of heavy air cover. On that day, she was strafed by fighter planes and driven deep in a series of aircraft and destroyer attacks which saw over 170 depth charges and bombs dropped on the novice submarine; the next day, as the battle still raged, Grouper crash-dived to avoid heavy bombers.

She put in at Midway for three days for fuel and provisions before sailing on her first war patrol on 12 June. She damaged two Japanese maru ships before returning to Pearl Harbor on 30 July. On her second patrol, Grouper sank two freighters, Tone Maru on 21 September and Lisbon Maru on 1 October, it was learned that Lisbon Maru was carrying 1800 British POWs from Hong Kong. On her third patrol to Brisbane, Australia, on 17 December, she encountered and sank Bandoeng Maru, a passenger-freighter headed for the Solomon Islands with troop reinforcements. During her fourth war patrol, Grouper rescued an aviator, stranded on Rengi Island for several days. Grouper's next four patrols netted her no further kills, despite several determined attacks, but the patrols illustrated the varied tasks submarines took on during the war. In addition to her regular patrol duties, which harassed Japanese shipping and tied up valuable warships needed by the enemy, Grouper landed 50 men and 3,000 lb of gear on New Britain to carry on guerrilla warfare.

This mission is depicted in episode 21 of The Silent Service, an American TV series that aired for two seasons in 1957 and 1958. It is available on YouTube. At the conclusion of her eighth patrol, Grouper headed for the States and overhaul, reaching San Francisco on 19 October 1943. After returning to Pearl Harbor on 7 January 1944 for additional repairs, the veteran submarine sailed for her ninth war patrol on 22 May; this patrol netted Grouper what was to be her last kill of the war, Kumanoyama Maru, which she sank in a night surface attack on 24 June. Grouper’s final three war patrols found a lack of targets, she stood lifeguard duty during several air strikes and rescued seven downed aviators during raids on the Palaus in September 1944. Returning to Pearl Harbor from her 12th and last war patrol on 26 April 1945, Grouper sailed the following day for San Francisco and overhaul, she returned to Pearl Harbor on 6 August, but V-J Day cancelled plans for another patrol, on 9 September, Grouper, in company with Toro and Blackfish, sailed for New London.

Four years of local operations and training exercises along the coast to Florida and in the Caribbean followed for Grouper. During this period, she chalked up two "firsts": in 1946 she became the first submarine to have a Combat Information Center installed, the following year she effected the first discharge and recovery of men from a submerged and underway submarine; these operations ended 5 March 1950 as Grouper entered the Mare Island Naval Shipyard for conversion to the Navy's first "hunter-killer submarine". Her classification was changed to SSK-214 on 2 January 1951. With the addition of a snorkel and extensive sonar and radar facilities, Grouper emerged from the yard on 27 June 1951 to pioneer in research on the deadly submarine-versus-submarine warfare. For the next eight years, as a unit of Submarine Development Group 2, Grouper worked to develop and test concepts of hunter-killer antisubmarine warfare. In this duty, she ranged along the East Coast from Nova Scotia to Florida, as well as participating in Caribbean exercises.

In 1953 and 1955, exercises took Grouper across the Atlantic via Iceland. In the fall of 1957, she participated in NATO maneuvers. Grouper was reclassified AGSS-214, 17 May 1958, on 28 November 1959 she entered the Portsmouth Navy Yard for extensive modification, her forward torpedo room was converted into a floating laboratory. Thus equipped, Grouper departed Portsmouth on 23 June 1960 to embark on the fourth phase of her long career, research vessel for the Naval Research and Underwater Sound Laboratories, her duties as a floating laboratory took her to the Caribbean and Bermuda, although she retained New London as her home port and engaged in operations there and as far north as Nova Scotia. Her efforts were focused on the study of sound propagation in water. In December 1962, Grouper entered the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard for overhaul and modification to prepare for further work in this field. Grouper left the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in May 1963 to resume her investigation of waterborne sound.

In June 1964, Grouper was awarded the Battle Efficiency "E". In