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Idi Amin

Idi Amin Dada Oumee was a Ugandan military officer who served as the President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. Popularly known as the "Butcher of Uganda", he is considered one of the cruelest despots in world history. Amin was born in Koboko to a Kakwa Lugbara mother. In 1946, he joined the King's African Rifles of the British Colonial Army as a cook, he rose to the rank of lieutenant, taking part in British actions against Somali rebels in the Shifta War and the Mau Mau rebels in Kenya. Uganda gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1962, Amin remained in the armed forces, rising to the position of major and being appointed Commander of the Army in 1965, he became aware that Ugandan President Milton Obote was planning to arrest him for misappropriating army funds, so he launched a military coup in 1971 and declared himself President. During his years in power, Amin shifted from being a pro-Western ruler enjoying considerable support from Israel to being backed by Libya's Muammar Gaddafi, Zaire's Mobutu Sese Seko, the Soviet Union, East Germany.

In 1975, Amin became the chairman of the Organisation of African Unity, a Pan-Africanist group designed to promote solidarity among African states. Uganda was a member of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights from 1977 to 1979; the UK broke diplomatic relations with Uganda in 1977, Amin declared that he had defeated the British and added "CBE" to his title for "Conqueror of the British Empire". Radio Uganda announced his entire title: "His Excellency President for Life, Field Marshal Alhaji Dr. Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, CBE"; as Amin's rule progressed into the late 1970s, there was increased unrest against his persecution of certain ethnic groups and political dissidents, along with Uganda's poor international standing due to Amin's support for the terrorist hijackers in Operation Entebbe. He attempted to annex Tanzania's Kagera Region in 1978, so Tanzanian president Julius Nyerere had his troops invade Uganda. Amin went into exile, first in Libya and in Saudi Arabia, where he lived until his death on 16 August 2003.

Amin's rule was characterized by rampant human rights abuses, political repression, ethnic persecution, extrajudicial killings, nepotism and gross economic mismanagement. International observers and human rights groups estimate that between 100,000 and 500,000 people were killed under his regime. Amin did not write an autobiography, he did not authorize an official written account of his life. There are discrepancies regarding where he was born. Most biographical sources claim that he was born in either Koboko or Kampala around 1925. Other unconfirmed sources state Amin's year of birth from as early as 1923 to as late as 1928. Amin's son Hussein has stated that his father was born in Kampala in 1928. According to Fred Guweddeko, a researcher at Makerere University, Amin was the son of Andreas Nyabire. Nyabire, a member of the Kakwa ethnic group, converted from Roman Catholicism to Islam in 1910 and changed his name to Amin Dada, he named his first-born son after himself. Abandoned by his father at a young age, Idi Amin grew up with his mother's family in a rural farming town in north-western Uganda.

Guweddeko states that Amin's mother was Assa Aatte, an ethnic Lugbara and a traditional herbalist who treated members of Buganda royalty, among others. Amin joined an Islamic school in Bombo in 1941. After a few years, he left school with only a fourth-grade English-language education, did odd jobs before being recruited to the army by a British colonial army officer. Amin joined the King's African Rifles of the British Colonial Army in 1946 as an assistant cook. In life he falsely claimed to have served in the Burma Campaign of World War II, he was transferred to Kenya for infantry service as a private in 1947, served in the 21st KAR infantry battalion in Gilgil, Kenya Colony until 1949. That year, his unit was deployed to northern Kenya to fight against Somali rebels in the Shifta War. In 1952, his brigade was deployed against the Mau Mau rebels in Kenya, he was promoted to corporal the same year to sergeant in 1953. In 1959, Amin was made afande, the highest rank possible for a black African in the colonial British Army of that time.

Amin returned to Uganda the same year and, in 1961, he was promoted to lieutenant, becoming one of the first two Ugandans to become commissioned officers. He was assigned to quell the cattle rustling between Kenya's Turkana nomads. In 1962, following Uganda's independence from the United Kingdom, Amin was promoted to captain and in 1963, to major, he was appointed Deputy Commander of the Army in 1964 and, the following year, to Commander of the Army. In 1970, he was promoted to commander of all the armed forces. Amin was an athlete during his time in both the Ugandan army. At 1.93 m tall and powerfully built, he was the Ugandan light heavyweight boxing champion from 1951 to 1960, as well as a swimmer. Amin was a formidable rugby forward, although one officer said of him: "Idi Amin is a splendid type and a good player, but bone from the neck up, needs things explained in words of one letter". In the 1950s, he played for Nile RFC. There is a repeated urban myth that he was selected as a replacement by the East Africa rugby union team for their 1955 tour match against the British Lions.

Amin, does not appear in the team photograph or on the official team list. Following conversations with a colleague in the British Army, Amin became a keen fan of Hayes F. C. – an affection that remained for the rest of his life. In 1965, Prime Minister Milton Obote and Amin were implicate

2011–12 Big Ten Conference men's basketball season

The 2011–12 Big Ten Conference men's basketball season began with practices in October 2015, followed by the start of the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season in November. The season marked the first season of participation of the Nebraska Cornhuskers men's basketball team in Big Ten competition. With the addition of Nebraska, all teams will play seven other teams twice and four teams once during the conference schedule, which continues to be 18 games; the season commenced on October 14 when Michigan State and Minnesota celebrated Midnight Madness and three more conference schools hosted events on the 15th. For the fifth consecutive season, all conference games were broadcast nationally with eight aired by CBS Sports, 36 carried by the ESPN Inc. family of networks including ESPN and ESPN2, while 64 games were carried by the Big Ten Network. The conference led the nation in attendance for the 36th consecutive season; the regular season ended with Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State tied for the league championship.

Wisconsin finished in second place. Michigan State's Draymond Green was named the Conference Player of the Year. Michigan State's Tom Izzo was named conference Coach of the Year. Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana hosted the Big Ten Tournament from March 8–March 11. Michigan State defeated Ohio State in the championship game to win the tournament championship. Draymond Green was named tournament MVP; as a result, the Spartans received the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Six teams received invitations to the NCAA Tournament; the conference had an 11–6 record in the Tournament, with Indiana, Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin reaching the Sweet Sixteen. Ohio State advanced to the Final Four. Three teams received bids to the National Invitation Tournament; the conference had a 6–3 record with Minnesota losing in the championship game. Three teams were ranked in the preseason USA Today/ESPN poll: Ohio State and Michigan, while Michigan State and Purdue were receiving votes.

The Big Ten Basketball Media Day for men's and women's basketball was October 27 in Chicago. The men's basketball media day was covered by ESPNU. Jared Sullinger was named preseason conference player of the year at the conference media day. Other preseason All-Big Ten first team selections were Draymond Green, Trevor Mbakwe, Robbie Hummel, Jordan Taylor. Ohio State was chosen as the top team, followed by Michigan State. Sullinger and Taylor were both preseason Associated Press All-Americans. 5 of the 30 nominees for the men's basketball Lowe's Senior CLASS Award were from the Big Ten: Michigan's Zack Novak, Michigan State's Green, Ohio State's William Buford, Purdue's Hummel and Wisconsin's Taylor. Trey Burke, Aaron Craft, Tim Frazier, Lewis Jackson and Jordan Taylor are five of the nearly 60 Bob Cousy Award candidates named in December. On January 4, Burke and Taylor were included on the list of 20 finalists. On February 2, the finalist list was shortened including Taylor and Craft. William Buford, Draymond Green, Jared Sullinger, Cody Zeller were included on the 25-man Wooden Midseason list on January 17.

Novak, Green and Hummel were among the 10 finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award on January 25. On February 6, Green and Zeller were included on the 20-player Oscar Robertson Trophy midseason watch list. On February 15, Zeller was named one of five finalists for the USBWA National Freshman of the Year won the previous year by Sullinger. On March 1, Green and Taylor were named to the 30-player midseason Naismith Award watchlist. On March 6, Green and Sullinger were named to the 15-man Wooden Award finalist list. On March 19, Green became one of four finalists for the Naismith Award. Sullinger and Green were among the 10 finalists for the Wooden Award, a designation termed as Wooden All-American. For the full season, the Big Ten led the nation in attendance. Conference play began on Tuesday, December 27 when Illinois hosted Minnesota and Nebraska hosted its first conference game against 11th-ranked Wisconsin. Big Ten teams emerged victorious in the following tournaments: *Although these tournaments include more teams, only the number listed play for the championship.

This table summarizes the head-to-head results between teams in conference play. Indicates games remaining this season. Throughout the conference regular season, the Big Ten offices named a player of the week each Monday. On January 17, Brandon Paul was named national player of the week by the United States Basketball Writers Association. On February 21 Draymond Green was named national player of the week by the USBWA. Four players were named Academic All-District, meaning that they were among the 40 finalists to be named to the 15-man Academic All-America Team. Craft was named to the first team, Crawford to the second team and Novak to the third team, giving the Big Ten three Academic All-Americans, more than any other conference. Two sets of conference award winners were recognized by the Big Ten - one selected by league coaches and one selected by the media; the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced their Division I All‐District teams on March 14, recognizing the nation’s best men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes.

Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, 240 student-athletes, from 24 districts were chosen. The selection on this list were eligible for the State Farm Coaches’ Division I All-America teams; the following list represented the Big Ten players chosen to the list. Since the Big Ten Conference was its own district, this is equivalent t

Strength in Numbers (38 Special album)

Strength in Numbers is the seventh studio album by the southern rock band 38 Special, released in 1986. This album was the last one to feature the founding member and co-frontman Don Barnes, until he rejoined the band in 1992. "Somebody Like You" – 4:08 "Like No Other Night" – 3:59 "Last Time" – 3:36 "Once in a Lifetime" – 3:39 "Just a Little Love" – 3:34 "Has There Ever Been a Good Goodbye" – 3:55 "One in a Million" – 3:49 "Heart's on Fire" – 4:15 "Against the Night" – 3:34 "Never Give an Inch" – 4:56 Don Barnes – guitar, vocals Carol Bristow – background vocals Steve Brookins – drums Jeff Carlisi – guitar, steel guitar Denny Carmassi – drums Michael Cichowicz – trumpet Bill Cuomo – keyboards Jack Grondin – drums Larry Junstrombass guitar Tom Kelly – background vocals Nick Lanetrombone Jerry Peterson – saxophone Mike Porcaro – bass guitar Earl Lon Price – saxophone Jim Vallance – drums Donnie Van Zant – vocals Producer: Keith Olsen Engineers: Brian Foraker, Keith Olsen Mastering: Greg Fulginiti Art direction: Norman Moore Photography: Dennis Keeley Design: Norman Moore Album – Billboard Singles – Billboard

L.A. Lopez

Lyle Areanne Lopez is a Filipino actor and preacher. Known as L. A. Lopez', he was "discovered" by the comedy king Dolphy Quizon in a talent search titled That's My Boy, he began his career as a child actor on the children's show Eh Kasi Bata. Garnered several Awit Awards as a child singer, he made a comeback in 2002 with the song "Yakap" which made it to the top Billboard charts and Radio countdowns in the Philippines. Lyle is a born-again Christian, the head pastor and worship leader in Abundant Harvest Fellowship Philippines, A missionary church from Crescent City Florida, planted at the heart of Quezon City Philippines, he established Jzone Pinoy, the Tagalog wing of the Christ Commission Fellowship's Youth Ministry J-Zone. He studied Musical Theatre in Florida School of the Arts, U. S. A under the Presidential scholarship granted to him, he composed and released a song entitled "I See You" which became the theme for ABS-CBN's My Binondo Girl Love Team Jade and Andy. Despite various allegations, Lyle Lopez aka L.

A. Lopez has been called an icon during his child star days and remains as an impassioned artist who wishes to: "Make a difference through his craft by the grace of God." Ang Batang Mabait Shine Yakap received his gold record award. Love Never Fails Ikaw Pa Rin Lyle Lopez official website – Lyle Lopez Embraces Pastorhood – L. A. Lopez on IMDb Lyle Lopez official website

Kund Park

Kund Park, established in 2000, is an animal theme park located in Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The park is a conservation sanctuary for Asian black bears and Himalayan brown bears, it houses leopards as well as various species of cranes, ducks, parrots and pheasants. The park was established by World Society for the Protection of Animals after efforts of Fakhar Abbas, president of WSPA member society, Bioresource Research Centre. Kund'Bear' Park served as a home for an Asian black bear confiscated from a bear baiting event following the enforcement of ban in 2001. By December 2004, the park was a retirement home to seven rescued bears, who could never adapt to life in the wild because as tame bears, they are without teeth. “We’re the victims of our own success,” said Abbas. “When our monitoring work started in 2003 there were around 300 bears used for baiting. Now, by our recent estimates, there are only around 70 left.” In 2010, first of the many enclosures for a new planned Balkasar Bear Sanctuary was finished, aimed to provide a more "natural" environment for bears to live.

In late July, 2010 Pakistan floods resulted in severe damage at Kund Park. As many as 23 bears that were living in the sanctuary lost when the water rose as high as 60 feet above river level." By early August 2010, it was reported that Babu and Maylu, three of the bears that were housed at Kund Park, were rescued from the flooded area and safely transported to new sanctuary at Balkasar, still much under construction

Quest Learning and Assessment

Quest Learning & Assessment is a non-profit organization at the University of Texas at Austin College of Natural Sciences maintaining a web-based tool for instructors and students of mathematics and science. Created as the UT Physics Homework Service as early as 1991, the system was updated and moved to the College of Natural Sciences in 2002 to provide service to the broader array of STEM courses, it is being used at over 1,000 U. S. institutions. Instructors can create homework and exams from a large pool of Mathematics, Biology, Physical Sciences and Computer Science questions. Most questions have built-in variations, so Quest can create custom assignments for each student. Students get immediate feedback when answering questions and can view step-by-step solutions after the assignment due date has passed; the default grading system uses a "guessing neutral" system similar to the SAT grading scheme. Instructors have the ability to set the grading system to an "item neutral" scale where points are not deducted from the assignment for failed questions.

If a student gets an answer correct they are awarded points, however points are subtracted for incorrect answers to discourage guessing in both of these models. Additionally, instructors can use "One Free Try" grading in order to encourage students to re-try a question before being penalized. Depending on the setting and type of question, students will have multiple tries per question; the following is an example of a question with seven tries and the corresponding points: Note: This is only an example of a free-response. This grading system is an accurate representation of a student's skill in the content. Using the "re-try" system, a student who makes a careless mistake can still receive partial credit if he/she answers it the next time. With the presence of an online educational platform, academic dishonesty exists. Examples include but are not limited to: Searching for answers on search engines Asking for answers using online platformsAs a result, instructors use this platform for practice and not for graded assignments such as quizzes and tests.

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