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George and Ashley Abraham

George and Ashley Abraham were brother climbers and photographers who lived in Keswick, Cumberland in the English Lake District. They made a photographic record of the exploits of many of the climbing pioneers Owen Glynne Jones, with whom they formed a close climbing partnership from 1896 until his death in 1899. Most of their work was done between 1890 and 1920 and forms a valuable record of the evolution of early rock-climbing in the English Lake District, they were the two eldest of four sons of George Perry Abraham, a photographer, postcard publisher, mountaineer, his wife Mary Dixon. Their brother Sidney was a bank manager in Keswick, brother John Abraham became acting Governor of Tanganyika. One of their many first ascents in the Lakes was the 74 m "Keswick Brother's Climb" on Scafell crag on 12 July 1897, now considered "Very Difficult" in the British grading system. Another memorable first ascent was of "Crowberry Ridge Direct" on the Scottish Munro Buachaille Etive Mor in 1900. After their co-operation with Jones in his successful Rock Climbing in the English Lake District, they produced companion volumes, Rock Climbing in North Wales and Rock Climbing in Skye.

These attempted to emulate Jones' exuberant style, were of course illustrated with their own photographs. Many of their climbing photographs, were reproduced in Alan Hankinson's Camera on the Crags. A large selection is in the possession of the FRCC, of which the brothers were founding members; the Abrahams' photographic shop in Keswick, built in 1887, was taken over in due course by local mountaineer George Fisher. One of George Abraham's daughters, Enid J. Wilson, was for many years the Lakeland diarist for The Guardian newspaper. On 8 May 2011 a granddaughter of Ashley Abraham appeared on BBC1's Antiques Roadshow displaying a number of period photographs and glass photographic slides. M. J. B. Baddeley - a leading writer of a Lakes guidebook in the older text-based style W. A. Poucher - who further developed the Abrahams' style of highly-illustrated guides Alan Hankinson, Camera on the Crags, Heinemann Educational. A. Phizacklea, Wasdale & Eskdale and Rock Climbing Club of the English Lake District.

Anita McConnell, ‘Abraham, George Dixon ’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004

Pharaoh's Curse (film)

Pharaoh's Curse is a 1957 American horror film directed by Lee Sholem and written by Richard H. Landau; the film stars Mark Dana, Ziva Rodann, Diane Brewster, George N. Neise, Alvaro Guillot and Ben Wright; the film was released in February 1957 as a double feature with Voodoo Island. In 1902 Cairo Egypt, as a riot breaks out in the street, Captain Storm is assigned with a small contingent consisting of himself and Smolet to retrieve the members of an unsanctioned archeological expedition in the Valley of the Kings who are seeking the lost tomb of Rahateb. Storm's mission is compounded to escort the expedition leader's wife Sylvia Quentin as they take a planned route, the group encountering a strange woman named Simira whose brother Numar is helping the Rahateb expedition. Though Storm turns down Simara's offer to lead them on a more direct route, he relents after Sylvia is stung by a scorpion. By the time the group arrive to the site, Simira announces they are too late as Robert Quentin and his group have opened a sarcophagus with Numar collapsing to the floor.

Quentin is upset about learning he is return to Cairo and that Sylvia only came to end their relationship in person. Returning to the tomb with Storm following after him, they find the mummy is missing with cat footprints leading from the sarcophagus to a solid wall. Quentin storms off to confront Numar upon realizing something was off about the guide's joining the expedition, only to learn that Numar is aging with no pulse; that night, Numar enters the tomb complex as Gromley found one of the animals drained of its blood. Storm confines an unhelpful Simira to her tent as the group chase after Numar, the group splitting up and finding Gromley after Numar drained him of his blood. During Gromley's autopsy and Brecht had translated a stone tablet which details the sarcophagus belonging to Rahateb's high priest who executed ritualistic suicide to be bound by a three-thousand year curse to kill all intruders in the tomb after possessing another body. Storm leads another venture into the tomb before finding a dying Brecht emerging from the Chamber of Bastet where he was attacked by Numar.

Storm attempts to grab Numar when he falls back into Rahateb's chamber and unintentionally rips his arm off. As Farraday deduces that Numar's body had decomposed to the point of gradual disintegration, Simara warns Storm that the survivors must leave or be killed by Numar. A fearful Sylvia runs into the tomb complex after seeing a cat-like shadow prior to Simira's entering her tent. Sylvia is brought to Storm, convincing him and the others to find Simira, but Quentin forces Andrews at gunpoint to find a way to open the pathway to Rahateb's resting place, only to be let in by the decaying Numar and fall victim to a rigged cave-in. After Storm and Beauchamp confirm Quentin's death, Beauchamp finds Simira's amulet as the group proceed to leave the tomb complex, but they find the lid of the high priest's sarcophagus back in place, finding the mummy inside to be Numar. The group realize Numar was the reincarnation of the high priest while deducing that Simira is the goddess Bastet in human form. Everyone agrees to never divulge the tomb's existence.

Mark Dana as Capt. Storm Ziva Rodann as Simira Diane Brewster as Sylvia Quentin George N. Neise as Robert Quentin Alvaro Guillot as Numar Ben Wright as Walter Andrews Guy Prescott as Dr. Michael Farraday Terence De Marney as Sgt. Smolett Richard Peel as Sgt. Gromley Kurt Katch as Hans Brecht Robert Fortin as Claude Beauchamp Ralph Clanton as Col. Cross Pharaoh's Curse on IMDb Pharaoh's Curse at AllMovie Pharaoh's Curse at Rotten Tomatoes

Hector Calma

Hector Calma is a retired Filipino professional basketball player. At 5 feet and 8 inches, he played at the point guard position and was most notably associated with the San Miguel Beer team of the Philippine Basketball Association. Calma first became known on the collegiate basketball scene as a point guard of the Adamson Falcons, which played in the UAAP. Calma was a member of the Adamson team which in 1977 captured for the first time the UAAP Men's Basketball Championship, a feat which the university has yet to accomplish again. Calma attained further prominence as a member of the national team which qualified for several international tournaments during the 1980s, under the patronage of Danding Cojuangco and the guidance of coach Ron Jacobs, he was at the helm of the 1982 squad that captured the Asian Youth Championship of that year, beating China in the finals. In 1985, with Calma starting at point guard, the national team unexpectedly captured the William Jones Cup, beating out in the process a regarded American team composed of NCAA Division I players and coached by Purdue's Gene Keady.

The following year, the Philippine national team would win the Asian Basketball Confederation Championship for the first time since 1973. During that period, his reported relationship with the swimmer Christine Jacob kept his name in the public eye. Calma married Ines Ortiz, a former employee of the San Miguel public relations office. In 1985, the national team, under the banner of Northern Consolidated Cement, competed as a guest team in the PBA, winning the 1985 PBA Reinforced Conference; this marked Calma's first appearance in the PBA, albeit as an amateur playing with a guest team. Calma's formal professional basketball career began at the age of 26 in the 1986 PBA Open Conference when he, along with several of his national teammates, were absorbed by San Miguel Beer when it rejoined the PBA under the name Magnolia Cheese after a brief period of disbandment. Within a year, the renamed San Miguel Beer, coached by Norman Black, would win its first PBA Championship with Calma starting at point guard.

From 1987 to 1989, San Miguel would win 6 of 7 PBA conference championships, including the coveted Grand Slam in 1989. Calma was not known for his scoring, but his skills as a playmaker sparked the SMB offense during those storied years. In a team that featured explosive scorers such as Samboy Lim, Ricardo Brown, Ramon Fernandez, Calma's playmaking skills was regarded; as a result, Calma was named three times to the PBA Mythical First Team, in 1987, 1988, 1989. During those 3 years, Calma posted 5.3 assists per game. Yet as the 1990 official PBA Annual noted, "Numbers just can't fully-determine this little guy's true worth - he just creates so many offensive situations which most draw the line between victory and defeat." After the FIBA allowed in 1989 the participation of professional basketball players in international competitions, Calma was recruited twice to rejoin the Philippine National Team. Calma played in the 1990 and 1994 teams that participated in the Asian Games, the 1990 team capturing the silver medal.

Calma's career faded in the 1990s with the emergence of younger point guards such as Ronnie Magsanoc and Johnny Abarrientos. Adding to this were the injuries he sustained both from his collegiate and professional years. Alongside teammate Ramon Fernandez, he decided to leave basketball as both players announced their retirement before the start of the 1995 season of the PBA. After his retirement, Calma became involved in the front office of the Coca-Cola Tigers and the San Miguel Beermen, he served as the team manager of the Beermen until the end of 2013. In 2000, Calma was named to the PBA's 25th Anniversary All-Time Team, he was joined in that honor by two of his teammates from the SMB Grand Slam team, Ramon Fernandez and Samboy Lim His son, Andres, is a motorsports rider, having won a championship title in the Vios Cup Season 2 in 2015. Philippine Basketball Association Philippine national basketball team San Miguel Beermen History of Philippine Basketball PBA's 25th Anniversary All-Time Team Ron Jacobs 1989-1990 PBA Annual.

Philippines: Philippine Basketball Association. 1990. Pp. 80, 84. PBA 25 Greatest

United Nations Security Council Resolution 85

United Nations Security Council Resolution 85, adopted on July 31, 1950, was the United Nations Security Council resolution which authorised the United Nations Command under General Douglas MacArthur to support the Korean civilian population, requested that specialized agencies, appropriate subsidiary bodies of the UN and appropriate non-governmental organizations support the UN Command in doing so. It was adopted at the 479th meeting after United Nations Security Council Resolution 84 was passed creating the unified command under General MacArthur; the resolution was adopted with nine votes. The Soviet Union was not present. With their non-presence the Soviet Union protested against the non-recognition of the new regime of the People's Republic of China. Korean War List of United Nations Security Council resolutions concerning North Korea List of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1 to 100 Works related to United Nations Security Council Resolution 85 at Wikisource Text of the Resolution at undocs.org

Ophelia (The Lumineers song)

"Ophelia" is a song recorded by American folk rock band The Lumineers. It was released as the lead single from their sophomore album, Cleopatra on February 5, 2016; as of January 2019, the song has garnered over 276 million streams on Spotify. The song started out as a slower instrumental demo that Jeremiah Fraites, sent to Wesley Schultz, in 2011. According to Schultz, the demo generated enough excitement to work on the project. While playing at a backbar in LA alongside The Lumineers, Schultz wrote the song's hook,: "O-o-phelia, you've been on my mind girl, like a drug. O-o-phelia, heaven help a fool who falls in love." Soon after, The Lumineers felt they needed to find a proper substitute for the name Ophelia, due to the fact that a song of the same name had been released years prior by the band, The Band. This issue reached its end after Schultz decided that no other name had "the right musicality to it." Subsequently, Schultz had trouble writing "good" verses to carry the hook he wrote, which made the songwriting process so difficult that the project was abrogated until four years later.

In January 2015, when it came time to work on a new record, the defunct "Ophelia" was resurrected. "I remember thinking,'Oh, it's so Ophelia.' So maybe I'll go back and rehandle it, I'll figure out how to tell the story of Hamlet combined with something else." Over a series of vocal demos, the song was recorded at The Clubhouse in New York. On February 8, 2016, via Facebook, the single's cover art was premiered, along with an eighteen second long snippet of the song. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Schultz said that the song's lyrics are "a vague reference to people falling in love with fame."The song was featured on the CW's The Flash in the last scene of episode 22 of season 2, "Invincible". The song was featured in the 2017 film Happy Death Day; the song was featured in a 2017 commercial for American Express's "Shop Small" market campaign. The song has received mixed reviews from music critics; the song was praised by Marina Watts of The Cornell Daily Sun. David Dye of NPR viewed "Ophelia" positively, while comparing its musical influences and style to The Lumineers' earlier hit, "Ho Hey".

In a negative review Brunna Pimentel wrote for The Edge, she claimed to be disappointed with the song, stating that it "might have been an okay track for the middle of the album," but "as a single, it is undoubtedly anti-climatic." Pimentel criticized the song for its "repetitive" chorus. The official music video was directed by Isaac Ravishankara, released via the Lumineers' YouTube and Vevo accounts on February 12, 2016; as of January 2019, it has gained over 100 million views. The Ballad of Cleopatra is a compilation of the story in the music videos for Ophelia, Sleep on the Floor, Angela and My Eyes, all songs from the album Cleopatra; the video was released on the Lumineers YouTube channel on April 27, 2017. On April 7, 2016, the Lumineers performed "Ophelia" on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon; the Lumineers performed the song on Good Morning America on April 13, their first time on the show. A live performance of the song at the iHeartRadio music theater in Los Angeles was aired on Audience Network at 9pm on April 8.

Wesley Schultz – lead vocals, tambourine, stomping Jeremiah Fraites – songwriting, stomping, drums Bryon Isaacs – bass Scott Chopps – bass Ryan Hewitt – engineering, grand piano Simone Felice – production, stomping Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics "Ophelia" on YouTube "Ophelia" on VEVO "Ophelia" on YouTube