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Jonathan Kellerman

Jonathan Seth Kellerman is an American novelist and Edgar- and Anthony Award–winning author best known for his popular mystery novels featuring the character Alex Delaware, a child psychologist who consults for the Los Angeles Police Department. Born on the Lower East Side of New York City, his family relocated to Los Angeles when Jonathan was nine years old. Kellerman graduated from the University of Southern California with a Ph. D in Psychology in 1974 and began working as a staff psychologist at the University of Southern California School of Medicine where he became a full clinical professor of pediatrics, he opened a private practice in the early 1980s while writing novels in his garage at night. His first published novel, When the Bough Breaks appeared in 1985, many years after writing and having works rejected, he wrote five best selling novels while still a practicing psychologist. In 1990 he quit his private practice to write full-time, he has written more than 40 crime novels as well as children's books.

Kellerman was born in New York City, son of David, an aerospace engineer and inventor, Sylvia, a dancer and office manager. He attended Yeshiva of Central Queens before his family relocated to California, he grew up in Los Angeles and received a BA in psychology at UCLA in 1971. He worked his way through college as a cartoonist, illustrator and editor, as well as by teaching guitar; as a college senior, he co-wrote an unpublished novel. That prize has served as a stepping-stone to film writing for other writers, but Kellerman deliberately avoided the world of screenwriting and enrolled in a PhD program in clinical psychology at the University of Southern California, he received his doctoral degree in psychology from USC in 1974. His doctoral research was on attribution of blame for childhood psychopathology and he published a scientific paper on that topic, his first, at the age of 22, he is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine. Kellerman's externship and post-doctoral fellowship were at the Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles/USC School of Medicine, where he became founding director of the Psychosocial Program, Division of Hematology-Oncology.

Kellerman's initial position at CHLA was conducting research into the effects of psychological isolation in germ-free "plastic bubble" rooms upon the emotional and intellectual development of children with cancer. He was assigned to minimize the destructive consequences of such intense treatment by developing a multi-disciplinary clinical approach; the success of that endeavor led to the expansion of psychosocial services to all oncology patients at CHLA and the program developed by Kellerman and his staff was the world’s first attempt to provide comprehensive, systematic emotional support to pediatric cancer patients and their families and served as the template for what is now considered appropriate care. Kellerman’s experiences at CHLA led him to publish his first book in 1980, a medical text that he edited, titled Psychological Aspects of Childhood Cancer, he is, himself, a survivor of thyroid cancer. During Kellerman’s time at CHLA, he conducted research and published in the areas of disease impact and adolescence, disease-related communication and its effect upon emotional adjustment, pediatric pain management and anxiety disorders, the treatment of childhood encopresis, the neuropsychological effects of central nervous system chemotherapy and radiation.

Kellerman’s extensive work with anxiety disorders led him to publish a book for parents, Helping the Fearful Child, in 1981. Four years his first novel, When the Bough Breaks, was published, became a bestseller and was adapted as a TV movie, he has published one two, bestselling thrillers every year since. During his tenure as a practicing psychologist, he came into contact with the legal system as a consultant and expert witness and some of those experiences have impacted his novels. Jonathan Kellerman lives in Los Angeles with his wife Faye Kellerman, herself a well-known bestselling crime writer, they have four children. Their oldest, Jesse Kellerman, is award-winning playwright, their youngest, Aliza Kellerman, co-wrote Prism, a young adult novel published in 2009, with her mother. Jonathan Kellerman has publicly spoken out against what he calls the "misguided" release of mentally ill people into the community, where they must fend for themselves instead of receiving proper care, he has stated that such people should receive counseling and psychotherapy as well as medication, as opposed to today's model in which they receive only medication and no other care at all.

Faye and Jonathan Kellerman’s decades of philanthropy include endowments at Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles Division of Hematology-Oncology, where a yearly lecture has been named after Jonathan, USC’s department of psychology and Thornton School of Music. They have contributed to numerous educational institutions, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s musical instrument department, the Georgia Okeeffe Museum, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival; when the Bough Breaks This novel was titled Shrunken Heads. The novel was adapted as a TV movie in 1986 starring Richard Masur. Blood Test Over the Edge Silent Partner Time Bomb Private Eyes Devil's Waltz Bad Love Self-Defense The Web The Clinic Survival of the Fittest: Featuring Daniel Shalom Sharavi of The Butcher's Theater Monster Dr. Death Flesh and Blood The Murder Book A Co

Operation Bowler

Operation Bowler was an air attack on Venice harbour by Allied aircraft on 21 March 1945, as part of the Italian campaign of the Second World War. It was led by Acting Wing Commander Group Captain, George Westlake of the Royal Air Force. By early 1945, northern Italy's rail and road network had undergone severe damage, forcing the Germans to resort to shipping goods into Venice and moving them from there along rivers and canals. An attack on the city's harbour was thus deemed necessary by the Allied command, although the risk of damage to the city's architectural and artistic treasures was high, as it had always been in other battles of the Italian campaign, such as Battle of Monte Cassino; the operation was planned to be precise to avoid any such damage and was named Operation Bowler by Air Vice-Marshal Robert Foster, as a reminder to those involved that they would be "bowler hatted" or worse should Venice itself be damaged. Having assessed the weather, Westlake led the attack in a Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk from No. 250 Squadron RAF, part of No. 239 Wing RAF, composed of Kittyhawk and Mustang squadrons and specialised in dive-bombing operations.

The fighters attacked the gun defences of the docks and, that done, the bombers dived in to the attack vertically to ensure precision, with civilian observers feeling safe enough to climb on the city's rooftops to observe the attack and with the only architectural damage being no more than a few broken windows. The attack sank the Ariete-class TA42, two merchant ships as well as naval escorts and smaller vessels, as well as damaging a large cargo ship and destroying five warehouses, an Axis mine stockpile and other harbour infrastructure, such as an underwater training establishment for frogmen and human torpedoes. Westlake was recognised soon afterwards by being granted the Distinguished Service Order for "excellent leadership, great tactical ability and exceptional determination", having won the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1942 for continuous gallantry in around 300 operational sorties. Morris, Steven. "Medals of wartime air ace who led Venice attack up for sale". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 27 November 2008

Rasa Island

Rasa Island is a flat coral island in the Sulu Sea just off the coast of the municipality of Narra in Palawan, Philippines. It is a shallow island surrounded by mangroves and tidal flats containing one of the country's last remaining coastal forests; the island is home to the largest population of the endemic and critically endangered Philippine cockatoo in the wild in the Philippines. It was declared a protected area in 2006. Rasa Island is a large irregular mangrove swamp on a coral reef that extends about 640 metres beyond the island at its southwest and northeast ends, it is located about 0.5 kilometers from Casuarina Point and forms the northeastern side of Mantaquin Bay. Only one-third of the island is permanently dry with the remaining two-thirds exposed to the occasional tides. To its north lie Arena Island and other small coralline islands on the coast of Aborlan. To the south across the Mantaquin Bay are Emelina islands. Rasa Island is administered as part of the Narra barangay of Panacan.

It is just 3 kilometres north of the Narra poblacion and 90 kilometres south of Palawan's provincial capital, Puerto Princesa. Rasa Island is a natural habitat of the globally threatened Philippine cockatoo, known locally as katala and known as the red-vented cockatoo, a parrot species endemic to the Philippines. In order to protect this bird species whose number dropped from as many as 4,000 in 1994 to only about 1,000 in 2001 due to illegal poaching and rapid deforestation of its coastal environment, the Philippine government declared the whole island and surrounding waters a bird sanctuary known as Rasa Island Wildlife Sanctuary; the 1,983-hectare bird sanctuary is now administered by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in partnership with the Philippine Cockatoo Conservation Program of the Katala Foundation. Former poachers from the Tagbanua community of Narra now serve as the island's deputized wildlife wardens. A number of other endemic birds have been observed in the island such as the blue-headed racket-tail, grey imperial pigeon, Chinese egret and Mantanani scops owl.

Its waters host a significant population of green sea turtles, hawksbill sea turtles and dugongs. Apart from mangroves, Ipil trees grow on the island. List of islands of the Philippines

Four Year Plan (Poland)

Four Year Plan was a short-term national investment plan, created by Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski, deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Treasury in the government of the Second Polish Republic. The plan, which came into existence on July 1, 1936, foresaw expansion of infrastructure, increase in the defensive abilities of Poland, preparation of foundations for future expansion of Poland’s industry, activization of the Old-Polish Industrial Region, the oldest industrial region of the country. Apart from Kwiatkowski, it was co-created by Wladyslaw Kosieradzki. Polish government projected that the plan would be completed by June 30, 1940, its most important element was creation of the Central Industrial Region, for the period 1940-1955, three five-year-old plans had been prepared. The Second Polish Republic was, in comparison to Western European standards, a poor and backward country, its economy was far behind such nations, as Germany, Great Britain and France; the most developed areas were concentrated in the west, in the territories which had belonged to the German Empire, while central and eastern parts of Poland were underdeveloped, with high unemployment.

The Great Depression hit Poland hard in the countryside. Late 1920s and early 1930s were times of crisis, but the overall situation began to improve around 1935. European economies began to recover, foreign investments reappeared in Poland; this created a visible economic revival millions of people in overpopulated areas in the south, were unemployed. Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski wanted to change the situation, on June 10, 1936 in the Polish Parliament, he sketched his four-year national investment plan. According to his project, the plan would cost between 1650 - 1800 million zlotys, it was based on Polish capital. A year it turned out that initial costs were insufficient and Kwiatkowski raised them to 2400 million zlotys. Soon after Kwiatkowski’s announcement, first works began. A levee was built along the Vistula, in the section from Oswiecim to Sandomierz two dams were finished in Poreba, Roznow. In 1937, construction of the Central Industrial Area, the biggest industrial project of interbellum Poland was started.

Since the Second Polish Republic was a country divided into the so-called Poland A, Poland B, Kwiatkowski wanted to alleviate differences between these two regions. Therefore, several investments were projected for the Eastern Borderlands of the country, including the three rail lines: Krzemieniec - Tarnopol, Lutsk - Wlodzimierz Wolynski, Molodeczno - Stolpce. Kwiatkowski’s plan turned out to be a great success, as it was completed at the beginning of 1939, more than a year earlier than planned; as early as December 1938, the Minister came up with a new, 15-year plan, divided into five parts, each of them connected with a specific branch of economy. Due to the outbreak of World War II, the plan was hardly started, with its first part - industrialization armament industry; the Four Year Plan did not solve the most important problem of Poland - high unemployment and overpopulation of the countryside. One can only speculate, what would have happened had the 15-year plan been completed

Discoidin domain-containing receptor 2

Discoidin domain-containing receptor 2 known as CD167b, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the DDR2 gene. Discoidin domain-containing receptor 2 is a receptor tyrosine kinase. RTKs play a key role in the communication of cells with their microenvironment; these molecules are involved in the regulation of cell growth and metabolism. In several cases the biochemical mechanism by which RTKs transduce signals across the membrane has been shown to be ligand induced receptor oligomerization and subsequent intracellular phosphorylation. In the case of DDR2, the ligand is collagen; this autophosphorylation leads to phosphorylation of cytosolic targets as well as association with other molecules, which are involved in pleiotropic effects of signal transduction. DDR2 has been associated with a number of diseases including cancer. RTKs have a tripartite structure with extracellular and cytoplasmic regions; this gene encodes a member of a novel subclass of RTKs and contains a distinct extracellular region encompassing a factor VIII-like domain.

Alternative splicing in the 5' UTR of the DDR2 gene results in multiple transcript variants encoding the same protein. DDR2 has been shown to interact with SHC1 and phosphorylate Shp2. DDR2 interacts with Integrin α1β1 and α2β1 by promoting their adhesion to collagen; this article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, in the public domain

City of Albury

The City of Albury is a local government area in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. The area covers 305.9 square kilometres to the north of the Murray River. The area extends around 10 to 12 kilometres east and west along the river from the centre of Albury and up to 20 kilometres north; the population of the City of Albury area was 53,767 in June 2018. Albury is located 460 kilometres to the south–west of Sydney and 260 kilometres to the north–east of Melbourne; the national Hume Highway passes through the area. Other major road transport links include the Riverina Highway that commences east of Albury and runs west to Deniliquin; the city forms a major crossing point of the Murray River and the railway junction of the Main Southern line with the North East line. Albury was declared a municipality in 1859 and proclaimed a city in 1946; the Mayor of the City of Albury is Cr. Kevin Mack, an independent politician. Suburbs within the City of Albury are: At the 2011 Census, there were 47,810 people in the Albury local government area, of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.3% of the population. The median age of people in the City of Albury area was 37 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 19.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.2% of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 46.1% were married and 12.5% were either divorced or separated. Population growth in the City of Albury Council area between the 2001 Census and the 2006 Census was 9.38%. When compared with total population growth of Australia for the same periods, being 5.78% and 8.32% population growth in the Albury local government area was on par with the national average. The median weekly income for residents within the City of Albury area was below the national average. At the 2011 Census, the proportion of residents in the Albury local government area who stated their ancestry as Australian or Anglo-Saxon exceeded 77% of all residents. In excess of 58% of all residents in the City of Albury area nominated a religious affiliation with Christianity at the 2011 Census, higher than the national average of 50.2%.

Meanwhile, as at the Census date, compared to the national average, households in the Albury local government area had a lower than average proportion where two or more languages are spoken. Albury City Council is composed of nine Councillors elected proportionally as a single ward. All Councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office; the Mayor is elected by the Councillors at the first meeting of the Council. The most recent election was held on 10 September 2016, the makeup of the council is as follows: The current Council, elected in 2016, in order of election, is: The City of Albury has a sister city with: Wodonga List of mayors of Albury List of local government areas in New South Wales Albury City Council – official website Local Government & Municipal Knowledge Base – Albury City Council Page