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Hans Selye

János Hugo Bruno "Hans" Selye, was a pioneering Hungarian-Canadian endocrinologist of Hungarian origin. He conducted important scientific work on the hypothetical non-specific response of an organism to stressors. Although he did not recognize all of the many aspects of glucocorticoids, Selye was aware of their role in the stress response. Charlotte Gerson considers him the first to demonstrate the existence of biological stress. Selye grew up in Komárom, Hungary. Selye's father was a doctor of Hungarian ethnicity and his mother was Austrian, he became a Doctor of Medicine and Chemistry in Prague in 1929 and went on to do pioneering work in stress and endocrinology at Johns Hopkins University, McGill University, the Université de Montréal. He was nominated for the Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine for the first time 1949. Although he received a total of 17 nominations in his career, he never won the prize. Selye died on October 16, 1982 in Montreal, Canada, he returned to visit Hungary, giving lectures as well as interviews in Hungarian television programs.

He conducted a lecture in 1973 at the Hungarian Scientific Academy in Hungarian and observers noted that he had no accent, despite spending many years abroad. His bookThe Stress of Life appeared in Hungarian as Az Életünk és a stressz in 1964 and became a bestseller. Selye János University, the only Hungarian-language university in Slovakia, was named after him. Selye's mother was killed by gunfire during Hungary's anti-Communist revolt of 1956. Selye's interest in stress began. After completing his medical degree and a doctorate degree in organic chemistry at the German University of Prague, he received a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship to study at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and moved to the Department of Biochemistry at McGill University in Montreal where he studied under the sponsorship of James Bertram Collip. While working with laboratory animals, Selye observed a phenomenon that he thought resembled what he had seen in chronic patients. Rats exposed to cold, drugs, or surgical injury exhibited a common pattern of responses.

Working with doctoral student Thomas McKeown, Selye published a report that used the word “stress” to describe these responses to adverse events. His last inspiration for general adaptation syndrome came from an endocrinological experiment in which he injected mice with extracts of various organs, he at first believed he had discovered a new hormone, but was proved wrong when every irritating substance he injected produced the same symptoms. This, paired with his observation that people with different diseases exhibit similar symptoms, led to his description of the effects of "noxious agents" as he at first called it, he coined the term "stress", accepted into the lexicon of most other languages. Selye has acknowledged the influence of Claude Bernard and Walter Cannon's "homeostasis". Selye conceptualized the physiology of stress as having two components: a set of responses which he called the "general adaptation syndrome", the development of a pathological state from ongoing, unrelieved stress.

Selye discovered and documented that stress differs from other physical responses in that stress is stressful whether one receives good or bad news, whether the impulse is positive or negative. He called negative stress "distress" and positive stress "eustress"; the system whereby the body copes with stress, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis system, was first described by Selye. He pointed to an "alarm state", a "resistance state", an "exhaustion state" referring to glandular states, he developed the idea of two "reservoirs" of stress resistance, or alternatively stress energy. Selye wrote The Stress of Life, From Dream to Discovery: On Being a Scientist and Stress without Distress, he worked as a professor and director of the Institute of Experimental Medicine and Surgery at the Université de Montréal. In 1975 he created the International Institute of Stress, in 1979, Dr. Selye and Arthur Antille started the Hans Selye Foundation. Selye and eight Nobel laureates founded the Canadian Institute of Stress.

In 1968 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. In 1976, he was awarded the Loyola Medal by Concordia University. Although it was not known at the time, Selye began consulting for the tobacco industry starting in 1958. New York attorney Edwin Jacob contacted Selye as he prepared a defense against liability actions brought against tobacco companies; the companies wanted Selye's help in arguing that the recognized correlation between smoking and cancer was not proof of causality. The firm offered to pay Selye $1000 to make a statement supporting this claim, he refused to testify. Tobacco industry lawyers reported that Selye was willing to incorporate industry advice when writing about smoking and stress. One lawyer advised him to "comment on the unlikelihood of there being a mechanism by which smoking could cause cardiovascular disease” and to emphasize the “stressful” effect tha

Modern Humorist

Modern Humorist was a United States-based humor webzine founded in 2000 by John Aboud and Michael Colton, managed by CEO Kate Barker. Its board of directors included feature comedian Jon Stewart. A competitor of The Onion, Modern Humorist stopped publishing new material in 2003; the site's archives remain free to the public. It was nominated for a Webby Award in the Humor category in 2001 and in 2004, losing to The Onion both times. Modern Humorist produced three books: My First Presidentiary Rough Draft: Pop Culture the Way It Almost Was One Nation, Extra Cheese John Aboud Andy Borowitz Tim Carvell Daniel Chun Michael Colton Fred Graver Kevin Guilfoile Francis Heaney Gersh Kuntzman Seth Mnookin Jay Pinkerton Nathan Rabin Daniel Radosh John Warner Modern Humorist website Splitsider interview

The Jungle King

The Jungle King is a 1994 American animated musical film, made by Golden Books' film studio, Golden Films and distributed by Sony Wonder. Diane Eskenazi, the founder of Golden Films, was the producer and storywriter for the film as she did the same for other animated films made by this studio, it was released on VHS in 1994, but it did see a DVD release in 2003. This animated feature was released in Golden Films' Enchanted Tales collection of films. Taking place in the continent between Africa and Asia, the film is about an anthropomorphic lion named King Maximilian III, a grumpy and obnoxious king who rules the main part of the continent in an unpopular monarchy, he makes preposterous laws and oppresses his subjects, though he is oblivious to how much he is hated due to how his main servants, the hyena Chancellor and gorilla General Glump flatter and cajole towards him. Meanwhile, Max's twin brother, kind and friendly, enjoys his life illustrating birds, including his pet bird, Daphne. One day, Max falls in love with a young lioness named Leonette and demands to marry her, despite the fact that she hates him as much as anyone-else though the rest of her family love the king and support the idea of her marriage to him.

The Chancellor is in love with her and plots to take the throne. To this end, he has been doing covert work in another part of the continent, ruled by Emperor Raj, a tiger king who rules less land than Max, they plot to attack his army while they are leaderless. As a result, the Chancellor would become king and Raj would get more land; the next day, Chancellor tricks Max into bathing in the river, in where he is captured in a lion cage by zoo hunters. Upon learning of Max's capture and the Chancellor's betrayal, General Glump seeks out Irwin and asks for his help. Using his likeness, Irwin manages to fool the Chancellor. During his ruse, he repeals all of Max's ludicrous laws, thus winning the hearts of the animal citizens, including Leonette. Irwin himself falls in love with her, but she finds out that Irwin is not the king and rejects him for his lies; the Chancellor learns of the deception and advises Raj to attack anyway since Irwin doesn't know how to lead an army. Raj agrees to this, but secretly plans to betray the Chancellor out of distrust.

General Glump manages to save Max from hunter's camp and they both return to find the kingdom under attack by Emperor Raj and his army. The Chancellor invades Leonette's home where he kidnaps her; the soldiers fall into disarray due to Irwin's ineptitude, but the citizens join the fight to repay his kindness. Upon which, Max realizes. Soon enough and Irwin get together and team up to fight back, forcing Raj's army into retreat. Once Raj has been defeated, Irwin rescues Leonette and defeats Chancellor, who runs away for good after being kicked by the angry Leonette; the next day, Max changes his ways and offers to share the monarchy with Irwin, but Irwin decides that he wants to get married to Leonette, who he has reconciled with. Together they return to the jungle to get his book finished, alongside Ricardo and Daphne, who have fallen in love. Irene Cara as Leonette Cam Clarke as Ricardo the Parrot and Emperor Raj Townsend Coleman Golden Films The Jungle King on IMDb

Andrew Catalon

Andrew Catalon is an American sportscaster. He has announced NFL on CBS, PGA Tour on CBS, College Basketball on CBS, NCAA March Madness. Catalon grew up in the Short Hills section of Millburn, New Jersey and graduated in 1997 from Millburn High School, he attended the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, graduating in 2001, he served as a sports reporter at WNYT and freelanced at WFAN and SNY in New York City before joining CBS. Catalon served as a tennis play-by-play announcer for the 2016 Olympic Games and has called the Masters Tournament and PGA Championship in golf. On March 22, 2014, Catalon was announcing an NCAA Tournament game of Gonzaga against Oklahoma State. In order to get back into the game, Oklahoma State was intentionally fouling Gonzaga's Przemek Karnowski, a poor free throw shooter. Catalon called this strategy "hack a polack", to which his broadcasting partner Mike Gminski said "Easy now." Catalon had to apologize to Karnowski personally. Karnowski tweeted.

Catalon lives in New Jersey with his wife, Jessica Layton, a news reporter. They have a son, CJ. Andrew Catalon on Twitter

List of works by Dorothy L. Sayers

Dorothy Leigh Sayers was an English crime writer, playwright, essayist and Christian humanist. She is best known for her mysteries, a series of novels and short stories, set between the First and Second World Wars, which feature Lord Peter Wimsey, an English aristocrat and amateur sleuth. Sayers herself considered her translation of Dante's Divine Comedy to be her best work. Sayers was educated at home and at the University of Oxford; this was unusual for a woman at the time, as they were not admitted as full members of the university until 1920 – five years after Sayers had completed her first class degree in medieval French. In 1916, a year after her graduation, Sayer published her first book, a collection of poems entitled Op. I, which she followed two years with a second, a slim volume titled Catholic Tales and Christian Songs; the same year she was invited to edit and contribute to the annual editions of Oxford Poetry, which she did for the next three years. In 1923 she published Whose Body?, a murder mystery novel featuring the fictional Lord Peter Wimsey, went on to write eleven novels and five collections of short stories about the character.

The Wimsey stories were popular, successful enough for Sayers to leave the advertising agency where she was working. Towards the end of the 1930s, without explanation, Sayers stopped writing crime stories and turned instead to religious plays and essays, to translations; some of her plays were broadcast on the BBC, others performed at the Canterbury Festival and some in commercial theatres. During the Second World War through these plays, other works like The Wimsey Papers and Begin Here: A War-Time Essay, Sayers "offered her countrymen a stirring argument for fighting", according to her biographer, Catherine Kenney; as early as 1929 Sayers had produced an adaptation—from medieval French—of the poem Tristan by Thomas of Britain, in 1946 she began to produce translations of Dante, firstly the four Pietra canzoni from 1948, the canticas of the Divine Comedy. Her critical analyses of Dante were popular and influential among scholars and the general public, although there has been some criticism that she overstressed the comedic side of his writing to make him more popular.

Sayers died in December 1957 after suffering a sudden stroke. Sayers contributed to numerous short story anthologies, but published a number of collections of her own works. Sayers wrote numerous essays and stories which appeared in several publications, including Time and Tide, The Times Literary Supplement, Atlantic Monthly, The Spectator and the Westminster Gazette. P. Rallentando, she wrote several book reviews for The Sunday Times

Association for the Sociology of Religion

The Association for the Sociology of Religion is an academic association with more than 700 members worldwide. It publishes a journal, the Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly Review and holds meetings at the same venues and times as the American Sociological Association; the ASR was founded by Catholic sociologists in Chicago in 1938 as the American Catholic Sociological Society. The organization adopted its present name in 1970, reflecting changes in the Vatican's policy that led to greater openness towards other faiths, it has long since become a base for sociological research on religion without regard to belief, creed, or religious orientation. The association publishes a journal, Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly Review, as well as a quarterly newsletter, it is the co-publisher of an annual series entitled the Social Order. The association provides research grants; the ASR, which has over 700 members worldwide, continues its historical practice of holding its meetings at the same venues and times as the American Sociological Association, allowing mutual cross-fertilisation between the two associations.

Past presidents of the ASR include David G. Bromley, James T. Richardson, Eileen Barker and Benton Johnson Website of the Association for the Sociology of Religion