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Jet Li

Li Lianjie, better known by his stage name Jet Li, is a Chinese film actor, film producer, martial artist, retired Wushu champion, born in Beijing. He is a naturalized Singaporean citizen. After three years of training with acclaimed Wushu teacher Wu Bin, Li won his first national championship for the Beijing Wushu Team. After retiring from competitive Wushu at age 19, he went on to win great acclaim in China as an actor, making his debut with the film Shaolin Temple, he went on to star in many critically acclaimed martial arts epic films, most notably as the lead in Zhang Yimou's Hero, Fist of Legend, the first three films in the Once Upon a Time in China series, in which he portrayed folk hero Wong Fei-hung. Li's first role in a non-Chinese film was as a villain in Lethal Weapon 4, his first leading role in a Hollywood film was as Han Sing in Romeo Must Die, he has gone on to star in many international action films, including in French cinema with the Luc Besson-produced films Kiss of the Dragon and Unleashed.

He co-starred in The One and War with Jason Statham, The Forbidden Kingdom with Jackie Chan, all three of The Expendables films with Sylvester Stallone, as the title character villain in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Li was born in Beijing and was the youngest of two boys and two girls; when he was two years old, his father died and his family lived in poverty. Li was eight, he attended a non-sparring wushu event, followed by joining the Beijing Wushu Team which did a martial art display at the All China Games. Renowned coaches Li Junfeng and Wu Bin, made extra efforts to help the talented boy develop. Wu Bin bought food for Li's family because they could not afford to buy meat, essential for an athletes physical condition. A young Li competed against adults, in the Chinese Wushu Championships and won fifteen gold medals and one silver medal. My winning first place caused quite a sensation. I was 12 years old, the other two medalists were in their mid- to late twenties. During the awards ceremony, as I stood on the top step of the podium, I was still shorter than the 2nd and 3rd place medalists.

It must have been quite a sight. According to Li, once, as a child, when the Chinese National Wushu Team went to perform for President Richard Nixon in the United States, he was asked by Nixon to be his personal bodyguard. Li replied, "I don't want to protect any individual; when I grow up, I want to defend my one billion Chinese countrymen!"Li is a master of several styles of wushu Chángquán and Fānziquán. He has studied other arts including Baguazhang, Xing Yi Quan, Zui Quan, Ying Zhao Quan and Tanglangquan, he did not learn Nanquan. He has mastered wushu's main weapons, such as Sanjiegun, Gùn, Jian. Jet Li's martial arts prowess contributed to his international fame; the fame gained by his sports winnings led to a career as a martial arts film star, beginning in mainland China and continuing into Hong Kong. Li acquired his screen name in 1982 in the Philippines when a publicity company thought his real name was too hard to pronounce, they likened his career to an aircraft, which "takes-off" as so they placed the name Jet Li on the movie posters.

Soon everybody was calling him by this new name, based on the nickname, "Jet," given to him as a young student, due to his speed and grace when training with the Beijing Wushu team. He made his debut with the 1982 film Shaolin Temple; some of his more famous Chinese films include: The Shaolin Temple series, which are considered to be the films which sparked the rebirth of the real Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng, China. Fist of Legend, a remake of Bruce Lee's Fist of Fury; the Fong Sai Yuk films about another Chinese folk hero. Li starred in the 1995 film High Risk, where Jet Li plays a Captain who becomes disillusioned after his wife is murdered by crime lords. Along the way, he pairs up with a wacky sell-out actor and proceeds to engage in a series of violent battles in a high-rise building; the setting is similar to both their Chinese film titles. This movie is notable in that director Wong Jing had such a terrible experience working with Jackie Chan in Jing's previous film City Hunter that he chose to make Cheung's character a biting satire of Chan.

Jet Li would publicly apologise to Chan for taking part in it. Li had two wuxia feature films released in 2011, The Sorcerer and the White Snake and Flying Swords of Dragon Gate. To promote tai chi, in 2012 Jet Li starred in a film titled Tai Chi and co-produced the movie with Chen Kuo-Fu. Li portrayed Tai Chi master Yang Luchan. In 1998, he made his American film debut in Lethal Weapon 4 which marked the first time he had played a villain in a film, he agreed to do Lethal Weapon 4 after the producer Joel Silver promised to give him the leading role in his next film, Romeo Must Die, alongside late singer Aaliyah. The film became. Though Li spoke little English at the time of production, his performance as Chin

F.C. Hansa Rostock

F. C. Hansa Rostock is a German association football club based in the city of Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, they have emerged as one of the most successful clubs from the former East Germany and have made several appearances in the top-flight Bundesliga. After being in the Bundesliga for ten years, from 1995 to 2005, Rostock suffered a steady decline. In 2012, the club was relegated to the 3. Liga for the second time and is now playing there for the eighth consecutive season; the club was established on 1 November 1954 as the multi-sport Sportclub Empor Rostock. The football squad, could not be recruited from local Betriebssportgemeinschaften like the squad of the handball section, so a transfer of BSG Empor Lauter's squad from Lauter to Rostock was considered; the area around Lauter, near the Czech border, was well represented in East German football by competitive sides including Wismut Aue, Fortschritt Meerane and Motor Zwickau, so politician Karl Mewis ordered the reassignment of the footballers of Empor Lauter, over the futile protests of the team's local supporters, to Rostock.

This was not an uncommon occurrence in East German football, as clubs were renamed, re-structured, dismantled or shuffled from city to city at the direction of well-placed communist officials. The wholesale transfer of the Lauterers to Rostock part way through the 1954–55 season led to the disappearance of that association from play. A new club was formed in 1956 as BSG Motor Lauter and on 1 August 1990, it took up the tradition of the original side to play as Lauterer Sportverein Viktoria 1913. Newly formed SC Empor Rostock took the place of the former Lauter-based club in first division play in November 1954, they finished second the next season, but were relegated. They bounced back, rejoining the DDR-Oberliga in 1958, before going on to become a competitive side with a series of three vice-championships to their credit from 1962 to 1964, as well as several appearances in the final of the FDGB Pokal; the re-organization of East German sports in 1965 led to the association's football department becoming independent as Fußball Club Hansa Rostock, designated as one of the country's 11 focus clubs intended to groom talent for the development of a strong East Germany national team.

The new club's name acknowledged Rostock's history as one of the major trading centres of northern Europe's Hanseatic League. By the 1970s, the club was finishing in the lower half of the league table and was relegated to the second division DDR-Liga for a single season on three different occasions late in the decade, they returned to form in the 1980s and as the football leagues of West Germany and East Germany were merged in 1990 after the re-unification of the country, Rostock won its first national championship in the final season of East German football, played out in the transitional NOFV-Oberliga. This is their only top flight title to date in play in the unified Germany, they captured the last East German Cup with a 1–0 win over FC Stahl Eisenhüttenstadt. The club's timely success earned them a place in the Bundesliga alongside Dynamo Dresden when the top-flight Bundesliga was expanded from 18 to 20 teams for the 1991–92 season to accommodate two former East German teams. Hansa, was unable to stay up and was relegated after falling just a single point shy of SG Wattenscheid 09.

Three seasons of tempering in the 2. Bundesliga would return the club to the top flight for the 1995–96 season. In ten years spent in the Bundesliga, the team's best results were a pair of sixth-place finishes. In spite of frequent placings in the bottom-half of the league table, they would persist as the only former East German side able to challenge the well-heeled clubs of the west. On 1 December 2002, Rostock became the first club to field six foreigners from the same country in a Bundesliga match. Rostock had a poor first half in the 2004–05 season, earning only 1 win and 5 draws in 17 matches, they were unable to recover despite the late arrival of Finnish striker Jari Litmanen and at season's end were relegated, leaving the former GDR without a club in the top flight for the first time since re-unification. Like other East German teams, they were the victims of a harsh economic reality as the wealthier, well-established western sides bought up the most talented eastern footballers as their clubs struggled to survive financially: Rostock's Stefan Beinlich, Oliver Neuville and Victor Agali were just three players sent west in exchange for cash.

After two years in the 2. Bundesliga, the club was again relegated; the club's poor form continued in 2009 -- 10. With this season, a new promotion/relegation format accompanied the introduction of the 3. Liga and Rostock found itself in a playoff versus the third place third division club FC Ingolstadt. Hansa lost both legs of the contest and was sent down to the 3. Liga, while Ingolstadt won promotion to the 2. Bundesliga alongside the top two third tier teams which advanced automatically by virtue of their finishes, their stay was a short one as they were sent back down after finishing bottom table in 2011–12. Hansa Rostock drew an average home attendance of 11,433 in the 2016–17 3. Liga, the third-highest in the league. After German reunification, the last regular DDR-Oberliga season was played in NOFV-Oberliga. During 1990–91 NOFV-Oberliga season, Hansa Rostock became the last East Germany champion. NOFV-Oberliga Champions: 1991 DDR-Oberliga Runners-up: 1955, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1968 FDGB-Pokal Winners: 1991 Runners-up: 1955, 1957, 1960


Papagomys is a genus of large rats in the tribe Rattini of the subfamily Murinae. It contains two species, which are known only from the Indonesian island of Flores: Flores giant rat Papagomys armandvillei Verhoeven's giant tree rat Papagomys theodorverhoeveni Aplin, K. P. and Helgen, K. M. 2010. Quaternary murid rodents of Timor. Part I: New material of Coryphomys buehleri Schaub, 1937, description of a second species of the genus. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 341:1–80. Musser, G. G.. D.. "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D. E.. M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Johns Hopkins University Press. P. 1430. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. Zijlstra, J. S. Hoek Ostende, L. W. van den and Due, R. A. 2008. Verhoeven's giant rat of Flores extinct after all? Contributions to Zoology 77:25–31

Mahomet-Seymour High School

Mahomet-Seymour High School, abbreviated MSHS, is a public high school in Mahomet, Illinois. It is a part of Mahomet-Seymour Community Unit School District 3. Mahomet-Seymour High School was built in 1981 and has since undergone expansion as the community of Mahomet continues to grow; the latest expansion was completed in August 2000 and brought 16,000 sq ft. of additional space to the building, increased student capacity to 1,100, cost $8,701,400. As of the 2018-2019 school year, the school has an enrollment of 958 students and a faculty of fifty-five full-time teachers. On May 5, 2007, school board members unanimously approved a Mahomet-Seymour Schools Foundation plan to raise money to build a greenhouse. In early 2008, the greenhouse was pronounced to be ready for spring, it is fully operational and functional for students in Agriculture classes to use. The Chicago Sun-Times ranked MSHS 34th based on state test scores in 2013; the Chicago Sun-Times ranked MSHS 28th in 2018-2019. In 2020, Niche rated MSHS #40 out of 671 for Best Public High School Teachers in Illinois.

Niche ranked the school #54 out of 689 for Best Public High Schools in Illinois. U. S. News rated MSHS #1 in Champaign, IL Metro Area High Schools in 2019. Mahomet-Seymour High School offers baseball, cheerleading, cross country, football, soccer, swimming, tennis and field, wrestling, they have won 6 IHSA State trophies since 2010. Mahomet-Seymour boys golf won the 2A IHSA State meet in 2010. Mahomet-Seymour dance team won the 1A IHSA State meet in 2015. Mahomet-Seymour boys cross country won the 2A IHSA State meet in 2016 and 2017, they were runner-up in the 2A IHSA State meet in 2014 and 2015. Mahomet-Seymour's marching band the Marching Bulldogs placed first in the Fiesta Bowl parade in 2019

Michael Jacobs House

Architect The Michael Jacobs House, at 4 W. First Avenue North in Columbus in Stillwater County, Montana known as the Jacobi House, is a Renaissance Revival-style house built of locally quarried sandstone during 1900-1907, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. It was built by, home of, Michael Jacobs, an immigrant who became mayor of Columbus. Michael Jacobs was born in Italy in 1862 as Michael Angelo Jacobucci. Serving as a stone cutter and mason, he apprenticed in the granite and marble quarries of the mountains near his home. Jacobs migrated to Chicago where he began work with a construction firm while studying architecture in night school, he served as an assistant in the design and construction of the Art Institute of Chicago, doing finishing work and carving the lions that grace the entrance of the Institute today. Michael Jacobs was a talented and successful stonemason who used his skills to craft several masonry structures and decorative gravestones in Columbus.

He arrived in Columbus with three other expert stone cutters in 1901 to manage the Montana Sandstone Co. a quarry located along the bluffs north of Columbus. His quarrying and carving skills were recognized in the state and region. In addition, he was responsible for utilizing vast amounts of sandstone from the quarry he managed for public and private buildings in Wyoming and Montana, including the original State Capitol in Helena, federal buildings in Billings and Helena, hotels in Forsyth and Havre, high schools in Missoula and Havre and the Missoula Masonic Temple. Known locally as "Daddy Mike," he was, by his death in 1927, recognized as a patriarch and entrepreneur. In 1907, Jacobs advertised with the company as a cut stone contractor, with work executed according to Plans and Details and Delivered to destination Crated and Numbered ready to go in the wall." By 1914, he had expanded his interests to become the owner of the Stillwater Monumental Works Co. with an "Artistic line of monuments manufactured of Columbus Sand Stone."

Jacobs built and managed the Atlas Building in Columbus, a combination bowling alley, billiard room and saloon. Jacobs was a successful politician, being elected as an alderman for the 2nd Ward in 1907 and mayor of Columbus. Architecture The Jacobs House or Jacobi House, is built of locally quarried hard sandstone during 1900-1907; the overall size and massing, outstanding craftsmanship exhibited in the masonry work and stone carving of the Jacobs House contribute to its distinctive, stylistic appearance. The ornate stone Corinthian columns and carved decorations of the Jacobs House provide a sharp contrast to the rustication of the stone blocks. In an effort to present the most attractive facade to the public, the south and east walls of the Jacobs House—those visible from 1st Ave. North and Quarry St.—were finished with finely cut, rock-faced ashlar stone that exhibits thin, precise mortar joints. The builder-architect's Renaissance Revival influence can be noted in the tall pavilion and carved stone decorations placed along the facade, as well as the hipped roof and rectangular shape, molded stringcourse dividing the first and second floors, the windows and doors framed with sandstone.

History The home was built in 1904. After Michael Jacobs death, the home was owned by several local prominent businessmen including bankers, doctors and mining superintendents. Historic Registry This historic building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior National Park Service on January 28, 1987, OMB Approval Number #. 1024-0018. Its NRHP nomination states: "Through its ornamental facade and finely crafted ashlar walls, the Renaissance style residence illustrates the outstanding masonry skills and business and political prominence of its builder and original owner, Michael Jacobs; the Michael Jacobs House went through a complete restoration. The following is a brief summary of work completed: Brazilian cherry floors, doors and cabinets, except the kitchen, solid hickory, radiant heat flooring, Heartland Classic Series appliances with Bosch 42 dBA dishwasher, Renaissance lighting fixtures and door knobs, copper penny roof, upgraded insulation in house and garage and other modernization upgrades totaling $950,000."

Medical Park

Medical Park Hospitals Group, active in the health care sector since 1995, offers service in various provinces of Turkey with more than 6,000 doctors and employees, 17 hospitals in total. Medical Park is the biggest hospital group in Turkey; the hospital chain was founded by Muharrem Usta, who chairs the company. The company owned two hospitals in Istanbul in 2005. In 2006, he sold 30% of the company shares to Sancak family; this partnership enabled a rapid growth of the company that led to establishment of 13 hospitals with 2,000 beds within three years. By the end of 2009, 40% of the company shares were sold to the third biggest US-American global asset management firm The Carlyle Group. With this new partnership, the number of hospitals reached 17 with 2,771 beds in total that placed the company on first rank of its kind in Turkey. In March 2013, it was reported that the Carlyle Group sold its shares at Medical Park to the largest US-American private equity investment firm Texas Pacific Group.

The group sponsored the men's basketball team of Trabzonspor in the 2010-11 season of Turkish Basketball League. In the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons of Turkish Women's Basketball League, Galatasaray women's basketball team was sponsored. Medical Park sponsored the women's volleyball team of Galatasaray in the 2010-11 season of Turkish Women's Volleyball League. Medical Park is sponsoring Galatasaray men's basketball team since 2011, which became champion of the Turkish Basketball League in the 2012-13 season after 23 years again. In football, the group sponsors Antalyaspor. Official Website