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Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame is a sports museum and hall of fame in New Castle, Indiana. While it honors men and women associated with high school and professional basketball in Indiana, an emphasis is placed on the athlete's high school career for induction; the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame was organized in 1962. The museum was in Indianapolis from 1970 to 1986. In addition to featuring its Hall of Fame inductees, the museum includes photographs and displays of artifacts of champtionship teams and their schools. Players become eligible for induction into the Hall of Fame "twenty-six years after they graduate from high school." The first women became eligible for induction following the 2000–2001 season. On March 1, 2002, Cinda Rice Brown became the first woman inducted onto the Hall of Fame; the Hall of Fame's website provides an official list of inductees. Indiana High School Boys Basketball Tournament Official website

Al Richter

Allen Gordon Richter was an American professional baseball player. A shortstop, he was listed at 5 feet 11 inches tall and 165 pounds, he threw right-handed. He was Jewish, he attended Matthew Fontaine Maury High School in Norfolk, the University of Miami in Coral Gables and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. Richter played ten seasons in minor league baseball and appeared in six Major League games for the Boston Red Sox in the 1951 and 1953 seasons, hitting a single in 11 at bats for a.091 batting average while scoring one run. In four fielding appearances, he made clean plays on his 20 chances and posted a 1.000 fielding percentage. His lone hit came off Spec Shea at Yankee Stadium on September 30, 1951. Richter's best minor league season came in 1951, when he batted.321 with 164 hits in 129 games played at the Triple-A level. Richter died in October 2017, aged 90. Boston Red Sox all-time roster Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference and Retrosheet Al Richter at the SABR Baseball Biography Project, by Bill Nowlin, Retrieved November 1, 2017

Pineda (plant)

Pineda is a genus of flowering plants in the willow family, Salicaceae. It contains two species of shrubs: Pineda incana, native to the Andes of Ecuador and Peru, Pineda ovata, native to the Andes of Bolivia. Pineda is unique among Salicaceae in that the species have 4-5 sepals and petals, hermaphroditic flowers, receptacular disk glands, outer filamentous staminodes, it is one of few genera of Salicaceae. Placed in the heterogeneous family Flacourtiaceae, Pineda is now classified in tribe Prockieae of Salicaceae, along with close relatives Prockia, Banara and Neosprucea. Pineda was named in honor of Antonio Pineda, a Guatemalan botanist, coordinator of the naturalists aboard the Pacific expedition of Alessandro Malaspina. Pineda incana is known as "lloqui," "lloque," "lloquecillos," or "manzanitas cimarronas," and Pineda ovata is known as "duraznillo." Pineda ovata is misidentified as Prockia crucis

Nearest-neighbor interpolation

Nearest-neighbor interpolation is a simple method of multivariate interpolation in one or more dimensions. Interpolation is the problem of approximating the value of a function for a non-given point in some space when given the value of that function in points around that point; the nearest neighbor algorithm selects the value of the nearest point and does not consider the values of neighboring points at all, yielding a piecewise-constant interpolant. The algorithm is simple to implement and is used in real-time 3D rendering to select color values for a textured surface. For a given set of points in space, a Voronoi diagram is a decomposition of space into cells, one for each given point, so that anywhere in space, the closest given point is inside the cell; this is equivalent to nearest neighbour interpolation, by assigning the function value at the given point to all the points inside the cell. The figures on the right side show by colour the shape of the cells. Interpolation Natural neighbor interpolation Image scaling Nearest neighbor search Zero-order hold Rounding

Chuck Lorre

Chuck Lorre is an American television director, writer and composer. Called the "King of Sitcoms" during the 2010s, he has created and produced sitcoms including Grace Under Fire, Dharma & Greg, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly, Young Sheldon, The Kominsky Method, Bob Hearts Abishola, he served as an executive producer of Roseanne. In 2019, he received his first Golden Globe Award for The Kominsky Method. Charles Michael Levine was born in New York, to a Jewish family, his father, opened a luncheonette that did poorly, which caused financial problems. After graduating from high school, Lorre attended State University of New York at Potsdam, dropping out after two years to pursue a career as a songwriter. During his two years at college he "majored in rock'n' roll and pot and minored in LSD". In 2011, he admitted to drinking in his past, telling EW that he "led a dissolute youth until 47", he was in recovery at the time. He changed his surname from Levine to Lorre at age 26. After leaving school, Lorre toured across the United States as a songwriter.

He wrote the song "French Kissin' in the USA," which Deborah Harry recorded for her 1986 Rockbird album. It became a UK Top 10 hit. In the early 1980s he turned to writing scripts for animated shows, his first project being the DIC version of Heathcliff. Lorre co-wrote the soundtrack to the 1987 television series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with Dennis Challen Brown. In the late 1980s, Lorre shifted into writing for sitcoms. Though he was fired over irreconcilable creative differences, Lorre's time on Roseanne impressed producers, led to him creating his first show, Frannie's Turn, but it was cancelled after 5 weeks. Afterwards, Lorre created his second show, Grace Under Fire, starring comedian Brett Butler, it premiered on ABC in 1993, was nominated at the 52nd Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. Lorre's third show was Cybill; the show aired for four seasons on CBS and received critical acclaim, winning a Primetime Emmy Award in 1995 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for co-star Christine Baranski.

The show won two Golden Globe Awards in 1996 for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy and Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for Cybill Shepherd. Dharma & Greg was the fourth show Lorre created, in partnership with Dottie Zicklin, which premiered one year before the end of Cybill in 1997; the show starred Jenna Elfman and Thomas Gibson as the title characters, whose personalities were complete opposites: Dharma's world view being more spiritual,'free spirit' type instilled by "hippie" parents, contrasted with Greg's world view of structure, social status requirements, "white collar duty" instilled by his generations of affluent parents/ancestors. The show earned eight Golden Globe nominations, six Emmy Award nominations, six Satellite Awards nominations; the show earned Elfman a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 1999. Following that, Lorre created Two and a Half Men with co-creator Lee Aronsohn; the show focuses on two Harper brothers and Alan. Charlie is a rich, successful Hollywood composer/producer and womanizer who owns a beach house in Malibu.

When Alan gets a divorce, he is forced to move into Charlie's house. Alan has a growing son, the "half" who comes to visit Charlie and Alan on weekends. Two and a Half Men became the highest-rated sitcom in America. However, CBS put the show on hiatus in 2011 following several incidents of production shutdowns due to Sheen's serious problems related to drug and alcohol abuse, which culminated in his insulting verbal attacks directed at Lorre during a radio interview. Sheen was fired from the show, filed a $100 million lawsuit against Lorre and Warner Bros. Television for wrongful termination. Lorre hired Ashton Kutcher as his replacement. Lorre's next show was The Big Bang Theory with co-creator Bill Prady; the show follows two genius physicists with low social skills who befriend their neighbor, an attractive, outgoing young woman with average intelligence and no college education. Each episode focuses on the daily lives of the men and two of their socially challenged yet brilliant friends, with a dose of absurdity from the relationship with their less educated, but brilliant, neighbor.

The two main protagonists and Leonard, are named after the actor and television producer Sheldon Leonard. The show was the highest rated comedy series in the United States. Lorre was executive producer of Mike & Molly, created by Mark Roberts, which premiered on CBS in September 2010, his seventh show, created with Gemma Baker and Eddie Gorodetsky, premiered on CBS on September 23, 2013. On March 13, 2014, CBS announced the second season renewal of Mom; the show has since run for six seasons, with CBS renewing it for two more in 2019. The unique vanity cards for Chuck Lorre Productions have become a "trademark" for Lorre. On the end of every episode of his productions beginning with Dharma & Greg, Lorre includes a different message that reads like an editorial, essay, or observation on life. A typical card might include a range of topics as diverse as what the Bee Gees never learned, the cancellation of Dharma & Greg, his support of Barack Obama, the competence of A

Dan Ulduzu field

Dan Ulduzu field is an oil and gas field located 105 km northeast of Baku, west of Karabakh field, in the northern section of Absheron archipelago. In Azerbaijani, Dan Ulduzu means Pole Star; the Production sharing agreement for exploration and production between SOCAR and NAOC consortium for Dan-Ulduzu-Ashrafi bloc was signed on December 14, 1996. The contract area is 453 km2; the water depth on location is 160 metres - 180 metres. According to the contract, 3 exploration wells would be drilled and if successful, the production would start in 2003 with an intended output to reach 7 million tons per year by 2007. Azerbaijan would have been paid $75 million in bonuses. Total capital investment was estimated at $2.5 billion. After drilling of 3 exploration wells, 2 million tons of oil was discovered at Dan Ulduzu and 6 million tons was found at Ashrafi field in January 1998. During the exploration stage, in 1998-2001, the price for barrel of oil was below $20. Due to low prices, the bloc was not considered commercially viable.

On March 7, 2000 the contract for exploration was not renewed by the consortium. The project was operated by North Absheron Operating Company which consisted of the operator Amoco, SOCAR, Unocal, Delta Oil Company; the company had spent a total of $64.5 million for exploration. The initial right for development of the field was granted to Amoco and Unocal in 1992; the other partners joined in during the mid-1990s. In early 2004, SOCAR confirmed plans to revitalize the project at Dan Ulduzu and Ashrafi fields in 2007. SOCAR intends to drill 19 wells by 2015 which will require an investment of 2.76 billion Azerbaijani manats. The drilling is being carried out by Caspian Drilling Company, contracted for various projects by SOCAR. Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli Karabakh oilfield Ashrafi field Text of the ratified law on Dan Ulduzu-Ashrafi for PSA Agreement