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John Brantley

John Brantley, IV is a former American football quarterback. He played college football at Florida from 2008 to 2011, he was signed by the Baltimore Ravens after going undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft but was released before the start of the season. Brantley has family connections to the University of Florida, his father, John Brantley, III played quarterback there in the late 1970s and his uncle, Scot Brantley, played linebacker for the Gators and went on to the NFL. Brantley attended Trinity Catholic High School in Florida; as a sophomore, Brantley threw for 1,201 yards, 17 touchdowns and one interception, while sharing time with senior Seth Varnadore. During his junior season, he threw for 2,835 yards, 41 touchdowns and five interceptions, leading Trinity Catholic to the Florida Class 2B state title. Brantley finished his high school career with an FHSAA record 99 touchdown passes, breaking the previous state mark of 98, held by Tim Tebow. Following his high school career, Brantley was invited to play in the 2007 U.

S. Army All-American Bowl. Brantley was chosen as the 2006 Gatorade National Player of the Year for football and was judged a four star recruit by After a trip to Austin to see the University of Texas, Brantley committed to the Longhorns. In a interview with, Brantley reiterated his commitment to Texas, stating that he felt it was "a real special thing to be headed out there." The other schools on Brantley's shortlist included Alabama, Louisville and Florida. In December 2006, reported that Brantley would de-commit from Texas to follow in the footsteps of his uncle at the University of Florida. He signed his letter of intent, enrolled in Gainesville in 2007. Brantley redshirted his first season with the Gators in 2007, before competing with Cam Newton for the backup job as a redshirt freshman in the 2008 season. Brantley first saw playing time in the season opener against Hawaii, would go in as the backup after the starters were pulled in several conference games.

He appeared with pass attempts in seven of them. Brantley finished the 2008 season going 18 for 28 passing for 235 yards, three touchdowns, one interception. Brantley earned media attention during the 2009 season after starting quarterback Tim Tebow suffered a concussion in a September 26 game against Kentucky, it was speculated Brantley would make the first start of his Gator career in Baton Rouge at LSU, but Tebow was cleared to play on the day of the game. In Florida's spring game of 2010, he completed 15 of 19 passes for two touchdowns. Brantley was the starting quarterback in the Gators' 2011 season, he missed the following two games. Brantley signed as an undrafted free agent with the Baltimore Ravens on April 28, 2012 after going undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft, he was waived on August 1, 2012. Florida Gators bio

Mikhail Petrovich Petrov (colonel)

Mikhail Petrovich Petrov was a Tatar Soviet Army colonel and a Hero of the Soviet Union. Petrov was awarded the title for his actions in Operation Bagration, during which he led his regiment in encircling Mogilev, he continued to serve in the Soviet Army postwar, retiring in 1954, after which he moved to Vinnytsia. Petrov was born on 17 November 1904 in the village of Stary Sharashly in Ufa Governorate, now in the Bakalinsky District of Bashkortostan, to a peasant family. After graduating from school in the village of Bakaly in 1916, he worked as a messenger at the volost committee, he worked as a fitter at the Baysarovskom Telegraph Department in the Bashkir Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. In 1926, he was drafted into the Red Army. In 1929, he became a Communist Party of the Soviet Union member. Petrov fought in World War II from November 1941 as a battalion commissar. On 10 January 1942, he was awarded the Order of the Red Banner. In 1944, he graduated from the Vystrel course. Petrov became commander of the 139th Rifle Division's 364th Rifle Regiment.

Petrov led the regiment in Operation Bagration. Breaking through German defenses, the regiment crossed the Pronya River, the Basy River, the Resta River between 24 and 26 June 1944. On 27 June, Petrov was awarded the Order of the Red Banner. On 28 June the regiment crossed the Dnieper south of Mogilev; the regiment cut off the German retreat. According to Petrov's superiors, the regiment captured 242 soldiers, 120 guns, 600 machine guns and automatic rifles, 12 tractors, 9 warehouses, 235 motor vehicles, killed 1,200 German soldiers, he was awarded the Order of Alexander Nevsky on 19 September. On 24 March 1945, Petrov was awarded the Order of Lenin. In 1949, Petrov graduated from the Leningrad Higher Armored School, he retired in 1954 as a colonel. He retired in 1954 and lived and worked in Vinnytsia, he died there on 5 August 1967

On the Corner (film)

On the Corner is a Canadian drama film, directed by Nathaniel Geary and released in 2003. Set in the troubled Downtown Eastside neighbourhood of Vancouver, British Columbia, the film stars Alex Rice and Simon Baker as Angel and Randy Henry, a brother and sister struggling with poverty and drug addiction; the film premiered at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival. The film's cast includes JR Bourne, Robert Harper, Katharine Isabelle, Brent Stait, Gordon Tootoosis, Margo Kane and Tina Keeper. Geary based the film's screenplay in part on his own experiences as a social worker helping prostitutes and addicts in the neighbourhood. Baker's agent sent a clip of Baker's performance in the film to director Ron Howard, leading to Baker being cast as Honesco in the film The Missing without having to audition. At the 2003 Vancouver International Film Festival, On the Corner won the award for Best Western Canadian Film, it was named Best Canadian Film at the 2003 Whistler Film Festival. The film was named to TIFF's annual year-end Canada's Top Ten list for 2003.

Bourne won the Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Canadian Film at the Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards 2003. On the Corner on IMDb

Saint-√Čtienne River (Saguenay River)

The Saint-Étienne River is a tributary of the south shore of the Saguenay River flowing into the municipality of Petit-Saguenay in the Saguenay Fjord, Canada. In the end, this river crosses the Saguenay Fjord National Park; the Saint-Étienne River Valley is served by Chemin Saint-Étienne and Chemin du Lac Fidelin. Forestry is the first economic activity in the sector; the surface of the Saint-Étienne River is frozen from the beginning of December to the end of March, safe ice circulation is from mid-December to mid-March. The main hydrographic slopes near the Saint-Étienne River are: North side: Saguenay River; the Saint-Étienne River rises at the mouth of Lac des Côtes. This source is located at: 3.8 km south of its mouth. From its source, the course of the Saint-Étienne River descends on 4.8 km according to the following segments: 2.9 km northerly in a confined valley to the outlet of an unidentified lake. The mouth of the Saint-Étienne River flows into the bottom of Anse Saint-Étienne on the south shore of the Saguenay River.

This confluence is located at: 3.6 km north-east of the village center of Saint-Étienne. The toponym "Saint-Étienne River" refers to a patron of the Roman Catholic Church; the toponym "Saint-Étienne River" was formalized on December 5, 1968 at the Bank of Place Names of the Commission de toponymie du Québec. Petit-Saguenay, a municipality Saguenay Fjord National Park Saguenay River, a watercourse List of rivers of Quebec

Rudolphine Tables

The Rudolphine Tables consist of a star catalogue and planetary tables published by Johannes Kepler in 1627, using some observational data collected by Tycho Brahe. The tables are named as "Rudolphine" in memory of Holy Roman Emperor; the purpose of the Rudolphine tables was to be able to predict the positions of planets based on calculations. His calculations did not agree with the Alphonsine tables nor Copernicus which motivated him to make a more precise table. Star tables had been produced for many centuries and were used to establish the position of the planets relative to the fixed stars on a specific date in order to construct horoscopes; until the end of the 16th century, the most used had been the Alphonsine tables, first produced in the 13th century and updated thereafter. These were based on a geocentric model of the Solar System. Although the Alphonsine tables were not accurate, nothing else was available and so they continued to be used. In 1551, following the publication of De revolutionibus orbium coelestium by Nicholas Copernicus, Erasmus Reinhold produced the Prutenic Tables based on a heliocentric model of the Solar System, but these were no more accurate than the earlier tables.

Tycho Brahe had spent much of his life obtaining measurements of the position of stars and planets to a much greater degree of accuracy than had been possible previously. Tycho Brahe did not use a telescope, but did all observations by naked eye and used math calculations, he did not agree with the Copernican or Ptolemaic theories of planetary positions, so he created his own system. He believed, he did have an Aristotelian view when it came to physics of the earth because it agreed with the Bible and he would not go against this. He believed that with more accurate instruments and careful observations, the calculations produced, or models would be better. Tycho had died unexpectedly when working on Kepler took over the task, he wished these observations to be the basis of a more accurate set of star tables. Kepler was able to prepare these new tables using Tycho's observations together with a heliocentric model of the Solar System and his own discovery of the elliptical orbits of the planets.

Using Tycho's observations of Mars, he was able to create a law of planetary motionAccurate computation was aided by the newly published system of logarithms, which simplified the calculations and made them less prone to errors. Tycho Brahe was a Protestant living in the island of a Danish island, he had many connections to the upper class Danish people because of his family serving on councils, so he was able to get an education while growing up. In the university he attended, he was taught the Aristotelian system, he had traveled due to the war taking place in his country and once it was over he returned home. He wanted to work with astronomy and physics so he had built a castle-like building that he used as an observatory and a home; the purpose of this observatory was to collect data for King Frederick II. In his observatory he focused on making instruments as precise as possible to gain better results before he started to record observations, he made all observations with a naked eye and his instruments were used for calculations.

In this observatory, he saw a new star. He wanted to move countries, but the King did not want to lose him as an astronomer, so he was given rule of the island, Hven, he built an observatory here which doubled as his home. Here, he functioned as the royal astronomer, made several key improvements to his instruments, he did work with many assistants. He observed a comet during his stay here that he was able to propose a new theory behind after doing calculations and observations. After twenty years of living there, a new King was appointed that did not get along with Brahe so he was forced to leave, he decided to live in Prague. However, Prague was a Catholic ruled city and he had to convert before accepting a job from the emperor, he was funded by many people to make the move to this new city before he was employed by Rudolf II. He was assigned by the emperor to make better astronomical tables and he planned to use the data he had collected. Tycho and his assistants decided that they needed help organizing the data and he hired Johannes Kepler. to do this task.

Kepler was a Protestant and had to leave his city because of religious disagreement, but came to a Catholic city to work with Tycho. Kepler believed in the Copernican system of astronomy and disagreed with some of Tycho's systems, however he believed many of the observations and calculations were correct, he defended Tycho in a book he wrote and said he was accurate. Both men were Protestants that had moved to a Catholic ruled city in order to produce and publish scientific data, an inventory of the stars and recording of the new stars. Tycho died a year after working on the tables and Kepler was assigned to finish the tables, it took him eleven years to complete the tables with his original work. The tables were anticipated for many years, with pleas for its publication reaching as far as India and Jesuit missionaries in China. Apart from external hindrances, Kepler himself deterred from such a monumental enterprise involving endless tedious calculations, he wrote in a letter to a Venetian correspondent, impatiently inquiring after the tables: "I beseech thee, my friends, do not sentence me to the treadmill of mathematical computations, leave me time for philosophical speculations which a

Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells

A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells is a series of seven books by A. Wainwright, detailing the fells of the Lake District in northwest England. Written over a period of 13 years from 1952, they consist of reproductions of Wainwright's manuscript, hand-produced in pen and ink with no typeset material; the series has been in print continuously since it was first published between 1955 and 1966, with more than 2 million copies sold. It is still regarded by many walkers as the definitive guide to the Lakeland mountains; the 214 fells described in the seven volumes have become known as the Wainwrights. As of 2013 the LDWA register of those; the Wainwright Society maintains a "register of current Society members who have climbed all 214 fells" The first five books were published by Wainwright's friend, Henry Marshall, Chief Librarian of Kendal and Westmorland, who took charge of publicity and administration. Another friend, Sandy Hewitson agreed to print the books using Wainwright's original manuscript, although in fact the printing was done by The Westmorland Gazette in Kendal, who had taken over Bateman and Hewitson Ltd.

From 1963, Westmorland Gazette became the publisher, their name appears as such on the first impressions of Books Six and Seven. The books, together with details of the first impressions, are: Book One — The Eastern Fells, published by Henry Marshall in 1955 Book Two — The Far Eastern Fells, published by Henry Marshall in 1957 Book Three — The Central Fells, published by Henry Marshall in 1958 Book Four — The Southern Fells, published by Henry Marshall in 1960 Book Five — The Northern Fells, published by Henry Marshall in 1962 Book Six — The North Western Fells, published by Westmorland Gazette in 1964 Book Seven — The Western Fells, published by Westmorland Gazette in 1966 The second impression of Book One, released at Easter 1956, came with a dustwrapper, customers who had bought a jacket-less first impression could obtain a dustwrapper from the printer; as a result, most first impressions of Book One still in existence have a dustwrapper priced at 12/6. In 1992, a year after Wainwright's death, Michael Joseph took control of all of Wainwright's books, including the Pictorial Guides, a change of which Wainwright himself was in favour.

When they ceased publication in 2003, the rights were bought by Frances Lincoln who shortly afterwards embarked on a revised Second Edition of the guides. Each of the fells covered by the guides has its own chapter, which includes a map of the fell, comprehensive details and 3-dimensional drawings of ascent routes, ridge routes to other fells, routes of descent and a description of the summit. Annotated pen and ink drawings of ascents and views accompany the details of each fell; each book starts with a description of the geography of the area and ends with Some personal notes in conclusion. Unlike many authors who dedicate books to particular people known to them, Wainwright commences each book with an unusual dedication; these are: Book 1: "The Men of the Ordnance Survey" Book 2: "The Men who Built the Stone Walls" Book 3: "The Dogs of Lakeland" Book 4: "The Sheep of Lakeland" Book 5: "The Solitary wanderers on the fells" Book 6: "My right leg and my left leg" Book 7: "All who have helped me"Wainwright, notoriously shy includes one drawing of himself in each book from behind, of him admiring a particular view.

These are: Book 1: View of Blencathra from Clough Head Book 2: View of Haweswater from Harter Fell Book 3: View of Thirlmere from Raven Crag Book 4: View of the Pinnacle, Scafell Book 5: Binsey summit with "ancient Briton" Book 6: View of High Stile from Lanthwaite Hill Book 7: View of Yewbarrow from Gatherstone HeadIn the notes at the end of Book 7, Wainwright lists what he considers to be the'finest half-dozen' fells in Lakeland. His list consists of: Scafell Pike Bowfell Pillar Great Gable Blencathra Crinkle CragsA 50th anniversary edition and a box set of the original edition have been published. Leather bound versions can be found secondhand. Between 2005 and 2009, the series was factually revised by the publishers Frances Lincoln, to adjust the content to the present-day Lake District. Chris Jesty undertook the revisions, using an imitation of Wainwright's hand lettering to make the alterations look as unobtrusive as possible; the most notable changes are that the covers of the revised books show photographs of the Lake District by Derry Brabbs, rather than the drawings that were on the covers of the originals, the maps show the main paths in red.

The books, with the ISBNs of the revised editions, are: Book 1 — The Eastern Fells ISBN 0-7112-2454-4 Book 2 — The Far Eastern Fells ISBN 0-7112-2455-2 Book 3 — The Central Fells ISBN 0-7112-2456-0 Book 4 — The Southern Fells ISBN 0-7112-2457-9 Book 5 — The Northern Fells ISBN 0-7112-2458-7 Book 6 — The Northwestern Fells ISBN 0-7112-2459-5 Book 7 — The Western Fells ISBN 0-7112-2460-9Revised editions of Wainwright's other Pictorial Guides, A Coast to Coast Walk, The Outlying Fells of Lakeland and Pennine Way Companion were published between 2010 and 2012, with the amendments again being made by Chris Jesty. Revised edit