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John Hagelin

John Samuel Hagelin is the leader of the Transcendental Meditation movement in the United States. He is president of the Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield and honorary chair of its board of trustees; the university was established in 1973 by the TM movement's founder, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, to deliver a "consciousness-based education". Hagelin graduated in physics in 1981, began post-doctoral research at the CERN for less than a year at the SLAC), he vanished in 1983 in the midst of personal problems and reappeared a year as physics professor at the Maharishi University of Management became its president. Hagelin believes that his extended version of unified field theory is identified with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's "unified field of consciousness", a view, rejected by "virtually every theoretical physicist in the world". Hagelin stood as a candidate for President of the United States for the Natural Law Party, a party founded by the TM movement, in the 1992, 1996 and 2000 elections.

He is the author of Manual for a Perfect Government, which sets out how to apply "natural law" to matters of governance. Hagelin is president of the David Lynch Foundation, which promotes TM. Hagelin was born in Pittsburgh, the second of four sons, to Mary Lee Hagelin, née Stephenson, a school teacher, Carl William Hagelin, a businessman, he was raised in Connecticut, won a scholarship to the Taft School for boys in Watertown. In July 1970, while at Taft, he was involved in a motorcycle crash that led to a long stay, in a body cast, in the school infirmary. During his time there, he began reading about quantum mechanics and was introduced to TM by a practitioner, Rick Archer, invited to the school to talk about it. After Taft, Hagelin attended Dartmouth College, at the end of his freshman year studied TM in Vittel and returned as a qualified TM teacher. In 1975 he obtained his A. B. in physics with highest honors from Dartmouth. He went on to study physics at Harvard University under Howard Georgi, earning a master's degree in 1976 and a Ph.

D. in 1981. By the time he had received his Ph. D. he had published several papers on particle theory. Divorced, Hagelin married Kara Anastasio, the former vice-chair of the Natural Law Party of Ohio, in 2010; the couple live in Iowa. In 1981 Hagelin became a postdoctoral researcher for few months at the European Center for Particle Physics in Switzerland, in 1982 he moved to the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in California, he left SLAC in 1983 because of personal problems. A year he joined Maharishi International University named the Maharishi University of Management, as chair of its physics department. Two of Hagelin's previous collaborators, Dimitri Nanopoulos and John Ellis, were uncomfortable with his move to MIU, but they continued to work with him. While at MIU, Hagelin received funding from the National Science Foundation. Hagelin became a trustee of MUM and, in 2016, its president, it was intended that he become president of Maharishi Central University, under construction in Smith Center, until early 2008, according to Hagelin, the project was put on hold while the TM organization dealt with the death of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

During his time at CERN, SLAC and MUM, Hagelin worked on supersymmetric extensions of the standard model and grand unification theories. His work on the flipped SU heterotic superstring theory is considered one of the more successful unified field theories, or "theories of everything", was highlighted in 1991 in a cover story in Discover magazine. In the years 1979–1996, Hagelin published over 70 papers about particle physics, electroweak unification, grand unification and cosmology, most of them in academic scientific journals, he co-authored a 1983 paper in Physics Letters B, "Weak symmetry breaking by radiative corrections in broken supergravity", that became one of the 103 most-cited articles in the physical sciences in 1983 and 1984. In a 2012 interview in Science Watch, co-author Keith Olive said that his work for the 1984 study was one of the areas that had given him the greatest sense of accomplishment. A 1984 paper by Hagelin and John Ellis in Nuclear Physics B, "Supersymmetric relics from the big bang", had been cited over 500 times by 2007.

In 1987 and 1989 Hagelin published two papers in the Maharishi University of Management's Journal of Modern Science and Vedic Science in which he claimed that superstring theory's "unified field" was identical to what Maharishi Mahesh Yogi called the "unified field of consciousness". Hagelin argued that consciousness is a fundamental property of the natural world, that TM practitioners can experience a state of consciousness "in which the observer, the process of observation, the observed are unified". This, is the experience of the unified field of physics. Hagelin's arguments at times invoked numerology and critical interpretation of ancient Hindu scriptures, the Vedas. For instance he linked five different spin types in quantum mechanics to the five tanmatras. More central to his argument was his claim that quantum mechanics permits identifying the physical with the mental, an idea he found echoed in the Vedas. A theory linking consciousness to the unified field would be the only natural explanation for purported phenomena exhibited by advanced TM practitioners, he argued, such as the Maharishi effect and invisibility.

Philosopher Evan Fales and sociologist Barry Markovsky remarked that, because no such phenomena have been validated, Hagelin

Beth Liebling

Beth Liebling is an American musician known for being the co-founder of Seattle-based experimental instrumental group Hovercraft with guitarist/keyboardist/samplist Ryan Campbell. She played bass for the band under the stage name Sadie 7. Liebling first became interested in playing while, as a teenager, attending all ages hardcore punk shows in Chicago such as Articles of Faith and the Dead Kennedys. After high school Liebling moved to San Diego and attended San Diego State University, she graduated with a degree in journalism in 1990. Prior to forming the trio Hovercraft and Campbell had played together in Space Helmet, which formed when Liebling moved to Seattle. Space Helmet broke up when Campbell moved to New York City and the other members of Space Helmet, including Campbell's brother, formed the band Magnog. Ryan Campbell's departure for New York was short and upon his return, Hovercraft was formed and continued to record until 1999. Hovercraft, included in the grunge music documentary Hype!, had existed for four years before they released their first and only 7" single, "0,0,0,1,".

Drums on early recordings were provided by Eddie Vedder, under the name "Jerome230", Xu Xu Fang's Bobby Tamkin, using the name "Paul 4". Hovercraft's first tour of the United States was as the opening act for the Foo Fighters and Mike Watt; when Vedder left, the band reunited with Bobby Tamkin, found a new drummer, Dave Krusen, a.k.a. Karl 3-30, the drummer on Pearl Jam's record "Ten". With Krusen they recorded Stereo Specific Polymerization on Repellent Records. In 1997 they were signed by Paul Smith to London-based Mute Records. In America, they were represented by "Mute Records America", they released Akathisia in 1997 and Experiment Below in 1998. Hovercraft toured the United States a few times on their own, in Europe with Unwound. Hovercraft collaborated on the project Schema with Stereolab's Mary Hansen, releasing an album in 2000. After Hovercraft ended around 2000, Liebling took a brief hiatus from music, she sat in on sessions with various groups in Los Angeles, including playing drums in the Los Angeles-based group Lola.

Liebling married longtime boyfriend Eddie Vedder in Rome, Italy, in 1994, after having been together since 1983. They divorced in September 2000

Deadly Weapons

Deadly Weapons is a 1974 American exploitation film directed and produced by Doris Wishman. It stars porn star Harry Reems. Crystal is an advertising executive. One by one, she seduces each man, drugs them smothers them with her huge breasts. At the end, she finds out. A clip from the film is featured in John Waters's Serial Mom. Double Agent 73 directed by Wishman, is an ostensible sequel to Deadly Weapons. Zsa Zsa as Crystal Harry Reemes as Tony Greg Reynolds as Larry Saul Meth as Nick / Talent agent Phillip Stahl as Crystal's father Mitchell Fredericks as Captain Hook Denise Purcell as Eve John McMohon Thompson, Nathaniel. DVD Delirium: The International Guide to Weird and Wonderful Films on DVD. Godalming, England: FAB Press. Pp. 195–196. ISBN 1-903254-39-6. List of American films of 1974 Deadly Weapons on IMDb Deadly Weapons at AllMovie


Niasony Okomo is a Congolese singer and dancer born Alexandrine Severine Niasony Okomo in Republic of the Congo. Known for her smooth voice and message-based music, she lives and works in Germany, she was born in Brazzaville in 1973 to Michael Okomo and Charlotte Nkounkolo and moved to Heiligenhaus, near Düsseldorf, in 1987. She has spoken of the culture shock she experienced with this move, finding a contrast between the bustle of Brazzaville and the small-town empty, streets of Heiligenhaus; as a teenager Niasony worked as a model and performance artist for various projects. In 2013, Niasony was honored by the African Youth Foundation with an ADLER award for being an ambassador for African culture. Niasony lives in Düsseldorf, Germany Niasony performs a style of world music in the genres of Soukous, Afro and Afrobeat. Thematically, Niasony combines the sounds of dance music with serious topics of her homeland, including poverty and gender-based violence, she calls this style "Afroplastique" and has explained, "AFRO represents my roots and PLASTIQUE the poverty I'll never forget — my first pair of sandals was plastic."

About her music, she has said, "Dancing in the rain is better than waiting for the sun."Some of Niasony's music is in response to the 2007 deportation of her brother by German authorities back to the war-torn Republic of the Congo. Her 2014 debut album Afroplastique features club music sung in her native language of Lingala. Niasony has stated that she views her album and her stage performances as "therapy." Ponanini – Kongo Girl Nasina – I know you Afroplastique

Sweden at the 1924 Winter Olympics

Athletes from Sweden competed in the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France. Men Note: Two separate Swedish teams competed at the curling event. Men The top two teams advanced to the medal round. Results from the group round carried forward to the medal round. Events: 18 km cross-country skiing normal hill ski jumpingThe cross-country skiing part of this event was combined with the main medal event of cross-country skiing; those results can be found above in this article in the cross-country skiing section. Some athletes entered in both the cross-country skiing and Nordic combined event, their time on the 18 km was used for both events. One would expect that athletes competing at the Nordic combined event, would participate in the cross-country skiing event as well, as they would have the opportunity to win more than one medal; this was not always the case due to the maximum number of athletes could represent a country per event. The ski jumping event was held separate from the main medal event of ski jumping, results can be found in the table below.

MenAll-round Distances: 500m.


Foldaskóli is a compulsory school in Reykjavík, educating students in years 1 through 10. It was built to serve the new suburban neighbourhood of Grafarvogur; the school opened in an unfinished building in 1985. The national curriculum in Innovation Education was developed at the school by two of its teachers. Construction of the school building was completed in 1991, it consists of houses. In 2001–03 the facilities were enlarged with additional classroom space, a new gymnasium and a new cafeteria kitchen; the school was designated a green flag school for environmental awareness and action in 2006 and 2008. Enrollment grew at first, peaking at 1,200 in 1990, it has since declined as the local population aged and as other schools were built nearby, in 2010–11 was 360. The current head teacher is Kristinn Breiðfjörð Guðmundsson. Previous head teachers were Ragnar Gíslason; the curriculum for Innovation Education, now required in all compulsory schools in Iceland in grades 4 through 7, was developed at Foldaskóli by two teachers, Gísli Þorsteinsson and Rósa Gunnarsdóttir, in 1998–2005.

The school is the traditional host for an annual competition in the subject which began in the early 1990s. Foldaskóli official site Foldaskóli fagnar aldarfjórðungsafmæli - Foldaskóli celebrates quarter-century anniversary, Press Release, City of Reykjavík, 5 April 2010 Foldaskóli viðbygging - Foldaskóli extension at Arkís