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George Van Biesbroeck

George A. Van Biesbroeck was a Belgian–American astronomer, he worked at observatories in Belgium and the United States. He specialized in the observation of double stars and comets, he is notable for his long career as an observational astronomer. He was born in Belgium on January 21, 1880 to a family of artists. At his father's request he pursued, in 1902, he received, the 1st degree of Civil Engineering Construction and began work as a civil engineer for the Brussels Department of Roads and Bridges, but his true vocation is not there, it was astronomy, while performing his official duties as a civil engineer he joined volunteers at the Uccle Observatory. In 1904 he left civil engineering behind and joined the staff at the Royal Observatory of Belgium at Uccle, he enrolled at Ghent University and obtained a degree in theoretical astronomy. He worked at the Heidelberg Observatory at the Potsdam Observatory under the direction of Max Wolf, Karl Schwarzschild and others. In 1915, as World War I was raging, he was invited to come to work at Yerkes Observatory.

He and his family made the dangerous trip across wartime Europe and settled permanently in the United States. He became a U. S citizen in 1922, he began his work on double stars, comets and variable stars. In 1945 he was forced into retirement at Yerkes at the age of 65. Relieved of administrative duties, he became an more active observer at Yerkes and at the McDonald Observatory, he made the frequent automobile trips between the observatories in Wisconsin and Texas without complaint. He participated in numerous physically grueling astronomical expeditions to remote parts of the world throughout the late 1940s and 1950s. In 1952, at age 72, he traveled to Khartoum in Sudan and set up a 20' telescope to confirm Einstein's Theory of Relativity by noting the change in positions of the stars around the Sun during a total eclipse that year, his measurements were in agreement with Einstein's predictions. His travels to Sudan were the subject of a Time Magazine article, he discovered the periodic comet 53P/Van Biesbroeck, as well as two non-periodic comets: C/1925 W1 and C/1935 Q1.

He discovered sixteen asteroids between 1922 and 1939, 43 double stars. In 1961 he published the Van Biesbroeck's star catalog. In this he cataloged a number of faint stars, known by the VB numbers he assigned to them upon discovery. One notable star he discovered was the small red dwarf secondary star, VB 10 known as Gliese 752B, of the primary star, Wolf 1055; this star was unique in that its absolute magnitude of 19 was the lowest of any star known and still thought to be the lowest possible for any star. VB 10 was given the designation of Van Biesbroeck's Star to honor him for this work and his work with double stars. In 1963 he came to the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory of the University of Arizona in Tucson Arizona to work under Gerard Kuiper. There he used his practical skills as a land surveyor to site the new Catalina Station now under the direction of Steward Observatory and that now houses the 1.6m Kuiper Telescope. He continued to make contributions to astronomy up to a few months before his death.

New scientific papers continued to be published under his name for several years afterward. He died on February 23, 1974 at the age of 94. Throughout his long and productive life he received; this is a partial list. Gold Medal of the Royal Danish Society of Sciences Donohe Comet Medal of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific Valz Prize of the French Academy of Sciences Burr Prize from the National Geographic Society Price Valzer de l'Académie des Sciences Paris James Craig Watson Medal The main-belt asteroid 1781 Van Biesbroeck The lunar crater Van Biesbroeck The mountain Mount Van Biesbroeck near the McDonald Observatory The star Van Briesboeck's Star, VB 10, from his catalog The George Van Biesbroeck Prize, awarded by the American Astronomical Society, is named in his honor; the prize is a lifetime achievement award given to astronomers who have contributed long-term extraordinary or unselfish service to astronomy. Works by or about George Van Biesbroeck at Internet Archive


A mini-LP or mini-album is a short vinyl record album or LP retailing at a lower price than an album that would be considered full-length. It is distinct from an EP due to containing more tracks and a longer running length. A mini-LP is not to be confused with the unique to Japan "mini LP sleeve" or "paper jacket" CD. Mini-LPs became popular in the early 1980s with record companies who targeted consumers who were reluctant to buy full-length and full-priced albums. Several mini-LPs had been released in the late 1970s, including John Cooper Clarke's Walking Back to Happiness, which used the 10-inch format; the format was 12-inch or 10-inch vinyl, with a playing time of between twenty and thirty minutes, around seven tracks. They were used as a way of introducing new acts to the market or as a way of releasing interim albums by established acts between their main albums. Epic Records introduced the 10-inch Nu-Disk format in the early 1980s, but they found it difficult to merchandise, 12-inch mini-LPs became more common.

Notable mini-LPs of the early 1980s included U2's Under a Blood Red Sky, which reached number 2 on the UK Albums Chart in 1983, The Honeydrippers' Volume 1, which reached number 4 on the Billboard 200 in 1984. Independent record labels released mini-LPs by artists before releasing full-length albums. In 1987, 4AD took this approach with both Pixies Come on Pilgrim debut and the second album by Throwing Muses, The Fat Skier. In 2018, Kanye West spearheaded an effort to release five mini-albums from five different artists in five weeks, he led the release of Daytona by Pusha T, Ye by Kanye West, Kids See Ghosts by Kids See Ghosts, K. T. S. E. by Teyana Taylor and Nasir by Nas

Loafer (1973 film)

Loafer is a 1973 Bollywood film directed by A. Bhimsingh; the film stars Dharmendra, Mumtaz, Om Prakash, Premnath & K. N. Singh; the film was a "Hit" at the box office and ranked 7th in top grossers on 1973. With Yaadon Ki Baaraat, Jheel Ke Us Paar, Kahani Kismat Ki, Keemat and Blackmail, Loafer became the 7th hit for Dharmendra in 1973 and thus removing Rajesh Khanna from the top spot. Dharmendra and Mumtaz were appreciated by the critics for their performance; the evergreen song "Aaj Mausam bada beiman hai" became a chart buster and was used in the 2001 film Monsoon Wedding Ranjit is a shiftless loafer and pickpocket working for a gang. He does not know she is spying on him for the leader of a rival gang; the gang leader tries to set a trap for Ranjit. Ranjit tries to help his friend, an apple vendor, pretend to be rich because he has lied to his daughter and said that he is a wealthy businessman. Meanwhile, Ranjit must steal some jewels. With the aid of a walking dog toy he tries to steal the jewels and Anju tells the gang leader that she will no longer spy on Ranjit since she has fallen in love with him too.

Dharmendra as Ranjit Mumtaz as Anju Om Prakash as Gopinath Premnath as Pratap K. N. Singh as Mr. Singh'Uncle' Iftekhar as Police Commissioner Farida Jalal as Roopa Madan Puri as Mr. Puri Keshto Mukherjee as Drunk Roopesh Kumar as Rakesh Manmohan as Singh's Agent Anwar Hussain as Mr. Sinha Raj Mehra as Rajendranath Mehra Padma Khanna as Dancer Anil Dhawan as Raj Mehra's son Laxmikant Pyarelal has composed the music and Anand Bakshi has penned the lyrics; the song "Koi sheheri babu" became evergreen, while the song "Aaj Mausam Bada Beimaan Hai" was used in the 2001 film Monsoon Wedding. Main Tere Ishq Mein Mar Na Jaaun Kahin - Lata Mangeshkar Kahan Hai O Deewana - Asha Bhosle Motiyon Ki Ladi Hoon Main - Asha Bhosle Koi Shehri Babu Dil Lehri Babu - Asha Bhosle Duniya Mein Tera Hai Bada Naam - Mahendra Kapoor Aaj Mausam Bada Beimaan Hai - Mohammed Rafi Loafer on IMDb

B.B. King in London

B. B. King in London is the nineteenth studio album by B. B. King, recorded in London in 1971, he is accompanied by US session musicians and various British rock- and R&B musicians, including Ringo Starr, Alexis Korner and Rick Wright, as well as members of Spooky Tooth and Humble Pie, Greg Ridley, Steve Marriott, Jerry Shirley. The album was released in the United Kingdom on November 19, 1971 in order to coincide with the first date of King's tour of the country. Wright and his female companion Fritz started a short-lived blues-based band Sunrise which came to an end after Wright's untimely death in a car accident in 1974. Sunrise included session blues guitarist Paul Asbell. John Lennon had announced that he would perform on some of the tracks, but ended up having no involvement with the album. "Caldonia" -- 4:01 "Blue Shadows" -- 5:11 "Alexis' Boogie" -- 3:30 "We Can't Agree" -- 4:48 "Ghetto Woman" -- 5:15 "Wet Hayshark" -- 2:29 "Part-Time Love" -- 3:17 "Power of the Blues" -- 2:23 "Ain't Nobody Home" -- 3:09 B. B. King – lead guitar, lead vocals Peter Green – guitar on "Caldonia" Alexis Korner – guitar on "Alexis' Boogie" David Spinozza – guitar Paul Butler – guitar Klaus Voormannbass guitar John Best – bass guitar Greg Ridley – bass guitar on "Alexis' Boogie" Steve Winwood – Hammond organ Gary Wrightpiano, Hammond organ Dr Ragovoy – piano Pete Wingfield – piano Dr. Johnkeyboards Rick Wright – keyboards Joshie Armstead – background vocals Tasha Thomas – background vocals Carl Hall – background vocals Jim Pricetrumpet, piano, Fender Rhodes Bobby Keystenor saxophone Steve Marriott – harmonica on "Alexis' Boogie" Duster Bennett – harmonica Bill Perkinsbaritone saxophone, clarinet Ollie Mitchell – trumpet Chuck Findleytrombone Ringo Starr – drums Jerry Shirley – drums on "Alexis' Boogie" Jim Gordon – drums Jim Keltner – drums Barry Ford – drums John Uribe – guitar Recorded at Olympic Studios and Command Studios, England.

Alexis Korner discography.

List of mayors of Salisbury

The following were mayors of Salisbury, England: 1387: John Hethe, MP for Salisbury, 1388 1388,1391: John Moner, MP for Salisbury, 1397 1395–1397: Richard Spencer, 4 times MP for Salisbury, 1395–1411 1397: John Moner 1402: Henry Man, 6 times MP for Salisbury, 1415–1429 1408-9: Walter Shirley 1416-17: Walter Shirley 1418: Robert Poynaunt, MP for Salisbury, 1420 1426-7: John Noble 1431, 1438: Henry Man 1487: Richard Bartholomew, MP for Salisbury, 1497, 1512 and 1515 1491–92: Thomas Coke, 6 times MP for Salisbury between 1489 and 1515 1507: Richard Bartholomew 1510–11: Thomas Coke 1517: John Abarough, MP for Salisbury, 1515 and 1523 1520–21: Thomas Brodegate, MP for Salisbury, 1515 1528: Robert South, MP for Salisbury, 1536 and 1539 1537–38: Henry Coldston, MP for Salisbury, 1539 1545: Robert Griffith, MP for Salisbury, 1554 1547: Thomas Chaffyn, MP for Salisbury, 1555 1558–59: Robert Eyre, MP for Salisbury, 1558 and 1563 1560–61: John Webbe, MP for Salisbury, 1558 1561–62: William Webbe, MP for Salisbury, 1559 1565: Anthony Weekes, MP for Salisbury, 1563 1577: John Bayley, MP for Salisbury, 1589 1584: Robert Bower, MP for Salisbury, 1593 1592–93: Giles Hutchens, MP for Salisbury, 1593 and 1597 Source

Blythe Bridge

Blythe Bridge is a village in Staffordshire, south-east of Stoke-on-Trent. Blythe Bridge is so called as it is built around the site of a bridge over the River Blithe, a small river which passes directly through the village, it has a high school and sixth form, library, as well as a public house, The Black Cock on Uttoxeter Road. The Smithfield and The White Cock were demolished due to the construction of two housing estates and The Duke of Wellington is now a Tesco Express; the village has a bakery, mortgage shop, betting shop, motor garage, GP surgery, a few hairdressers and some fast-food outlets. The library is joined to Blythe Bridge Youth Centre; the Duke of Wellington is now a Tesco Express after its closure as a pub in early 2013. Blythe Bridge is covered by a weekly newspaper, it is produced by Times and Life Publications, which publish the only independent family owned and run newspapers in North Staffordshire. Blythe Bridge High School Springcroft Primary School Forsbrook Primary School William Amory Primary School The local housing has gained somewhat of a level of notoriety for the increase in extensions and a reputation for the increase in installations of hot tubs.

The philosophy of evolution not revolution is born out with these home improvements as opposed to home sales and moving out of the Blythe Bridge area. Recent popularity of inflatable La-Z-y type hot tub spas contrary to the national trend has not gone down well in the Blythe Bridge area, it has been proposed that a local hot tub oversight committee is started to oversee the standard of hot tubs installed. Train services are available at Blythe Bridge railway station, opened by the North Staffordshire Railway on 7 August 1848, on the Crewe to Derby railway line; the station buildings and signal box have been demolished. A Heritage railway, Foxfield Light Railway operate north of the village, with the southern terminus, Caverswall Road, being 0.5 miles north of the main line station along Blythe Bridge Road. The Uttoxeter Road, a former major motorway link route was relieved by the A50 dual-carriageway; the bypass road opened in 1975, the section to Uttoxeter in 1985. The nearby Meir Aerodrome closed in 1973 and the land was used to build the large Meir Park housing estate.

Ernest Albert Egerton VC recipient of the Victoria Cross buried in Blythe Bridge Alan Weston cricketer, right-handed batsman The Sutherland Brothers a folk and rock music duo in the early 1970s, wrote Rod Stewarts hit Sailing said to have lived there Ollie Shenton footballer who plays as a midfielder for Stoke City F. C. Ben Brereton went to school in Blythe Bridge, professional footballer for Blackburn Rovers Rachel Shenton actress and screenwriter - won the Academy Award for live action short film at the 90th Academy Awards for The Silent Child Blythe Bridge Community Website