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George Lisle (Royalist)

Sir George Lisle was a Royalist leader in the English Civil War. Lisle's execution without trial, following the siege of Colchester, came to be regarded as a serious miscarriage of justice and Lisle himself was seen as a martyr to the Royalist cause; the known facts suggest that Lisle came from London and was related in some way to George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham. He gained military experience in the army of the Prince of Orange during the 1630s, he served under Prince Rupert in the Dutch Wars, was a captain in Lord Grandison's Regiment during the Bishops' War in Scotland. By 1644, Lisle had become a colonel, he was wounded at the Battle of Naseby, was knighted by King Charles I in December 1645, at which time he held the position of Master of the Household. Captured by the enemy following the siege of Colchester in 1648, he was taken out to be executed by firing squad, along with his friend Charles Lucas. Lucas was first to face the firing squad and after long deliberations opened his shirt and encouraged, “Now rebels, do your worst”.

Lisle was next, having kissed his dead comrade invited the firing squad to come closer. The officer in charge exclaimed, “Sir, I warrant we will hit you”. Sir George smiled and replied, “I have been nearer to you, when you missed me”. After short prayers he rose from his knees, opened his shirt and he too invited the enemy to ‘do their worst’


WWF-India is the Indian part of the WWF. It has an autonomous office, with the Secretariat based in New Delhi and various state and project offices spread across India. WWF-India is one of India’s leading conservation organizations. Established as a Charitable Trust in 1969, it has massed five decades of experience in the field. Having started with modest beginnings, the organisation has come a long way helped by the efforts of its founders and associates who volunteered their efforts to lend momentum to this movement in its initial years. WWF-India today is engaged in many activities for protection and conservation of the environment in the Indian context. Climate change and energy conservation are among the chief areas of concern; the Forest and Biodiversity Conservation Division strives to promote and enhance conservation of forest ecosystems through a participatory approach involving key stakeholders in India. Through its Environment Education Programme and Education for Sustainable Development, it aims at strengthening individual and institutional capacity in nature conservation and environmental protection through widespread education and awareness.

WWF-India launched an Education for Sustainable Development program in June 2013, including a trainer kit with materials in six languages, Hindi, Bengali and Malayalam. The program was targeted at teacher training and educational bodies responsible for curriculum; as a pilot program, the WWF-India had introduced the program several months earlier in thirteen model schools. One of the model schools, Salbari Higher Secondary School, was transformed by the program. Beyond cleaning up their school, the students set up a bird watching club, planted saplings with protective fencing, made a worm-compost pit, started several other environmental projects; as of January 2015, the programme was active in four states. The Silence of the Pandas is a documentary on WWF-International, focuses on WWF-India and other WWF branches. A year in the making, this film from the award-winning German film maker Wilfried Huismann sought to dispel the green image of the WWF. Behind the WWF's eco-facade, the film uncovered explosive stories from all around the world.

There has been a criticism of their tiger conservation projects. Indian natural history Bombay Natural History Society Wildlife Trust of India Sanctuary Asia Wildlife of India Protected areas of India Wildlife Institute of India Zoo Outreach Organisation Official website of WWF-India

Benjamin Tee

Tee Chee Keong Benjamin is a Singaporean scientist. He helped to co-develop the electronic skin technology when he was a PhD student in Stanford University. In 2015, he was chosen as one of TR35 list for his work on e-skin; the only Singaporean on the 2015 TR35 list, e-skins could make prosthetic limbs as sensitive as human ones and enable intuitive human machine interactions. In 2019, he co-developed an underwater self-healing transparent material that could be useful in marine environments. In the same year, he published his team’s work on a neuromorphic nervous system for electronic skins. Tee is President's Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore's Department of Material Science and Engineering and a scientist at the Agency for Science and Research's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering. BS Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2006 MS Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2007 PhD Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2014 2005 Undergraduate Outstanding Research Award 2010 TSMC Outstanding Student Research Gold Award 2010 TSMC Outstanding Student Research Academy 2013 MRS Graduate Student Gold Award 2014 Singapore-Stanford Biodesign Global Innovation Fellow 2015 One of 10 finalists TR35 APAC list 2015 One of 35 Innovators Under 35 TR35 list by MIT Technology Review 2016 Singapore Young Scientist Award 2019 World Economic Forum Young Scientist A neuro-inspired artificial peripheral nervous system for scalable electronic skins, WW Lee, YJ Tan, H Yao, S Li, HH See, M Hon, B Xiong, K Ng, J Ho, B.

C-K. Tee*, Science Robotics. Featured as Cover. Self-healing electronic skins for aquatic environments, Y Cao, YJ Tan, S Li, WW Lee, H Guo, Y Cai, C Wang, B. C-K. Tee*, Nature Electronics, 2. Featured as Cover. A Skin-Inspired Organic Digital Mechanoreceptor, B. C-K. Tee*, A. Chortos*, A. Berndt*, et al. Science, 350, 313–316. Featured on Science Magazine Continuous Wireless Pressure Monitoring and Mapping with Ultra-Small Passive Sensors for Health Monitoring and Critical Care, L. Chen*, B. C-K. Tee*, et al. Nature Communications, 5, 5028, An electrically and mechanically self-healing composite with pressure- and flexion-sensitive properties for electronic skin applications, B. C-K. Tee*, C. Wang*, R. Allen, Z. Bao, Nature Nanotechnology, 7, 825–832 | Featured on Science Magazine, BBC, ABC, National Geography Tunable Flexible Pressure Sensors using Microstructured Elastomer Geometries for Intuitive Electronics, B. C-K. Tee et al. Advanced Functional Materials 24, 5427–5434, Highly sensitive flexible pressure sensors with micro-structured rubber dielectric layers, SCB Mannsfeld, B.

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Football at the 1999 Pan Arab Games

The 1999 Pan Arab Games football tournament was the 9th edition of the Pan Arab Games men's football tournament. The football tournament was held in Amman, Jordan between 19–31 August 1999 as part of the 1999 Pan Arab Games; the following countries have participated for the final tournament: Algeria withdrew Jordan and Iraq faced off at the Amman International Stadium, with a capacity 25,000 crowd packed into the Jordanian capital. The Jordanian king Abdullah II, along with his wife, were present in the crowd, with the king donning a national team shirt to show his support. In a quiet first half, it was the hosts who struck first, Abdullah Abu Zema sending Hashim Khamees the wrong way from the spot after half an hour; the home side continued to dominate and grabbed a second five minutes after the break, a short corner fooling the Iraqi defence, the tournament's top scorer Badran Al-Shagran lofted the ball over Khamees. It was 3–0 on 65 minutes, a similar routine from a corner seeing defender Radhee Shneishel slice wickedly into his own net.

Jordan looked to have the trophy in their hands just five minutes Bashar Bani Yaseen racing clear down the left and drilling in a cross which Al- Shagran met with a diving header. But came one of the most astonishing comebacks of all time, rivalling the 2005 UEFA Champions League Final in its suddenness. In the 73rd minute, after some pinball in the Jordan box, striker Husaam Fawzi swivelled and cracked a low shot from 10 yards into the bottom corner; the crowd, still celebrating, were stunned into silence when the forward outpaced Amjad al Taher and earned a penalty when the defender tripped him. The striker dusted himself down and sent Muhammad Abu Dawud the wrong way from the spot for his 6th goal of the tournament; the Iraqis cut the deficit to just one on 77 minutes when Haidar Mahmoud got a free header from six yards. The Iraqis, smelling blood, completed the comeback with just three minutes left when Mahmoud knocked on a cross for Razzaq Farhan to half volley home from just inside the box.

The home fans were stunned into submission, their team could not get going. Iraq, still tired from their exerts, could not find a fifth, so the match went to penalties. Shneishel converted the first for Iraq, his spot kick too powerful for Abu Dawud, before Abu Zema equalized. Fawzi hit the post with Iraq's second effort, giving Jordan the chance to take the lead in the shootout, which they didn't take, Hassouneh Al-Sheikh's weak effort saved. However, Iraq's Riyadh Mezher hit the other post with his spot kick, Badran Al-Shagran made no mistake, giving the Jordanians the advantage with two penalties left, it seemed as though the Iraqis' luck was out, as Abaas Abdulraheem's penalty hit the post and went out of play, giving substitute Sufian Abdullah the chance to win Jordan's second title. The midfielder's shot was too precise for Khamees, who dived the right way, he brought this fantastic match to a close

L. P. Vidyarthi

Lalita Prasad Vidyarthi was an Indian anthropologist. Vidyarthi obtained his master's degree from Lucknow University in anthropology, studying under D. N. Majumdar, he received PhD from Chicago University in 1958 under the supervision of Robert Redfield and McKim Marriott. His doctoral dissertation was The sacred complex of a traditional city of Northern India, he started his career as a professor at Ranchi College, served there from 1953 to 1956. He worked as a professor of anthropology at Ranchi University from 1958 to 1968, became head of the department of anthropology in 1968, he served at this position till his death in 1985. He died on 1 December 1985. Vidyarthi believed that social scientists in India must explore the scriptures, such as the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Smritis, the Puranas and the Great Epics, if they are to acquire a sensitive insight into the social realities of India, he advocated for appreciation of traditional religion not to be swayed by those western scholars who proclaim only the negative influence of religion on development.

Vidyarthi declared that the social scientists must not ignore the Indian social thinkers like Sri Aurobindo, Rabindra Nath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda, Raja Ram Mohan Roy etc. who spoke in terms of "spiritual humanism, universal love and non-violence". He said of the tribal people: It is for the Indian Anthropologists to take them and not to be carried away by the voluminous writings of the Western Scholars who termed them to be'animist','savages' and'very different form the Hindus'. In 1951, Vidyarthi learned of the Maler tribe, which according to him was one of the few primitive tribes of great anthropological interest in India; when he got to know about the excessive primitiveness of the isolated Malers, he decided to make them the object of his scientific investigation. Vidyarthi explained how the ecological basis of forests and the slash-and-burn cultivation shaped the socio-economic life of the Maler tribe, he studied man in relation with man. Lastly, he presented the four types of Maler spirits, in a framework of sacred geography, sacred performances, sacred specialists.

Nature and spirit interact of necessity. This was the basis of the famous concept of Nature-Man-Spirit Complex proposed by Vidyarthi; the another major concept that Vidyarthi brought into the Anthropological arena was that of a Sacred complex. His work The Sacred Complex in Hindu Gaya is considered to be one of the greatest contributions to the field of Anthropology. Gaya is a sacred city of Hindu pilgrimage, he described Gaya in terms of "a sacred geography", a set of "sacred performances" and a group of "sacred specialists". These three concepts are the ones comprising the "Sacred Complex", a'great tradition' in character; this great tradition is the one which unites the diverse people of India. Vidyarthi's study of Hindu Gaya demonstrated that the sacred complex establishes and maintains continuity and compromise between the traditions of the Hindu Civilisation; the Sacred Complex in Hindu Gaya, 1961 The Maler: The Nature-Man-Spirit Complex in a Hill Tribe, 1963 Aspects of Social Anthropology in India, 1980 Art and Culture of North East India, 1986 The Kharia and now: a comparative study of Hill and Dudh Kharia of the central-eastern region of India, 1980 Leadership in India, 1967 The sacred complex of Kashi: a microcosm of Indian civilization, 1979 Applied Anthropology and Development in India, 1980 Aspects of Religion in Indian society Harijan today: Sociological, Political and Cultural Analysis, 1977 Conflict and Cultural Trend in India, 1969 Patterns of culture in South Asia, 1979 Development of researches in Anthropology in India The Bio-Cultural Profiles of Tribal Bihar, 1986 Changing Dietary Patterns and Habits: A Socio-Cultural Study of Bihar, 1979 The Tribal Culture of India, 2000 Rural Development in South Asia, 1982 Students unrest in Chotanagpur, 1976 Works by Lalita Prasad Vidyarthi at Google Books Works by or about L. P. Vidyarthi at Internet Archive

Last Falling

Last Falling is an American rock band fronted by multi-intstrumentalist, Bryan Ferguson. The original lineup formed in 1998 under the name "The Accelerators", revising the band name in 2003. According to Ferguson, Last Falling has become more of a reflection of himself, being the youngest of four siblings by eleven years; the first homemade CD of 3 songs entitled 3 Song EP was released in 2003, featuring songs written while under the previous band name. It was circulated at local shows for free with a limited number of copies. A year in 2004 came a 4 song EP entitled And The Tree Was Happy; the album featured hit song "Heroine No. 1 "and was recorded and produced by Bryan's brother, Daniel Ferguson, in the childhood home at which Ferguson resided. In 2005, Last Falling recorded In Loving Memory at Sound Image in Van Nuys, CA; this proved to be the only album, recorded in a professional studio next to legendary Sound City Studios, which Dave Grohl helped make a documentary for in 2013. After mild success over the years, the band hit a falling out in 2008 as Ferguson stepped back to focus on his personal life and family.

The passing of Ferguson's father in February 2016 - notable "Boss Jock" and National Radio Hall of Fame personality, Charlie Tuna - sent Ferguson back into the studio to pursue his passion for music once again. Ferguson produces and hosts a podcast titled The Charlie Tuna Show launched on March 1st, 2020. Bryan and his older brother Daniel are curating Charlie's best highlights, each week a new show will feature clips from Charlie's past shows, air-checks and personal commentary from Bryan; this podcast is the first of its kind where the son of a well-known radio personality is hosting and producing his father's content. Fuel self-released under band name The Accelerators in Japan under record label Revel Yell In Loving Memory self-released | Available via Bandcamp Demo self-released under band name The Mainliners 3 Song EP self-released Callus Heart self-released And The Tree Was Happy self-released | Available via Bandcamp Live And Acoustic self-released Charlie Tuna Official Website Last Falling Official Website