Daniel Marinus Kan was a Dutch mathematician working in homotopy theory. He was a prolific contributor to the field for six decades, having authored or coauthored several dozen research papers and monographs; the general theme of his career had been abstract homotopy theory. He received his Ph. D. at Hebrew University in 1955, under the direction of Samuel Eilenberg. His students include Aldridge K. Bousfield, William Dwyer, Stewart Priddy, Jeffrey H. Smith, he was an emeritus professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he taught since the early 1960s. He played a role in the beginnings of modern homotopy theory analogous to that of Saunders Mac Lane in homological algebra, namely the adroit and persistent application of categorical methods, his most famous work is the abstract formulation of the discovery of adjoint functors, which dates from 1958. The Kan extension is one of the broadest descriptions of a useful general class of adjunctions. From the mid-1950s he made distinguished contributions to the theory of simplicial sets and simplicial methods in topology in general.
In recognition of this, fibrations in the usual closed model category structure on the category of simplicial sets are known as Kan fibrations, the fibrant objects are known as Kan complexes. Some of Kan's more recent work concerned other homotopical categories. Noteworthy are his work with Bousfield on completions and homotopy limits, his work with Dwyer on simplicial localizations of relative categories. Dold–Kan correspondence Kan extension Daniel Kan at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
Kannapolis is an Amtrak train station in Kannapolis, North Carolina. It is served by the Carolinian and the Piedmont passenger trains. Amtrak's daily Crescent does not stop; the street address is 201 South Main Street, is located in the heart of downtown Kannapolis. This facility was completed in December 2004 to serve as a permanent replacement for the temporary facility, across the parking lot from where the current facility rests; the new station blends with the existing architecture of downtown Kannapolis, with Gomes & Staub serving as architect and Titus Construction serving as general contractor. Kannapolis, NC – Amtrak Old & New Kannapolis Amtrak Stations Kannapolis, NC
Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation
The Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation is the state broadcaster of Israel. After multiple delays due to disagreements over its structure brought upon by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the IPBC began its radio and television operations—which carry the blanket branding Kan — on 15 May 2017, succeeding the Israel Broadcasting Authority as state broadcaster, its formal goals include promoting the expansion of knowledge, Israeli culture, innovation in broadcasting. The Israel Broadcasting Authority had deteriorated in function. Public committees found that the deterioration stemmed from a number of factors, including its large number of employees, high salary costs, rigid wage agreements, the law governing it; the authors of the reports recommended structural changes to the law. In July 2013, Minister of Communications Gilad Erdan hired an external consulting firm to examine the future of the IBA. In light of the data, the Landes Committee was established and published its decisions at the beginning of March 2014.
According to the agreements reached, the television fee would be canceled on April 1, 2015, a new broadcasting entity would be established to replace the IBA. To formulate the necessary legislation, the Knesset set up a committee to discuss the public-broadcasting bill; the committee began its deliberations on June 11, 2014, conducted a number of meetings to allow the completion of the legislative process by the end of the Knesset session in July. On July 9, a bill was passed to the Knesset for a second and third reading; the Public Broadcasting Law, which ordered the establishment of the Israel Broadcasting Corporation and the closure of the Broadcasting Authority, was passed on July 29, 2014. According to the new law, one quarter of the employees of the new body would come from the IBA and educational television. Section 7 of the law describes the corporation's activity: The Israeli Broadcasting Corporation will broadcast and provide various types of content visually and written, on TV, on radio and on the Internet.
The content provided by the Israel Broadcasting Corporation shall be independent and directed to all citizens and residents of the State of Israel, shall reflect and document the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state, its values and the heritage of Israel and give fair and balanced expression to the diversity of views and opinions prevalent in the Israeli public. The Israeli Broadcasting Corporation shall provide news content and content in day-to-day matters in a professional, responsible, critical and reliable manner, with transparency and with the exercise of journalistic judgment and loyalty to the truth and the obligation to report to the public; the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation will provide diverse content for children and youth, will promote the creation of educational content for children and youth. The Israeli Broadcasting Corporation shall provide content addressing the diversity of populations in Israeli society, including broadcasts in the Hebrew language, broadcasts in Arabic to the Arab population in Israel, broadcasts in other languages prevalent in Israeli society.
In the fulfillment of its functions, the Israel Broadcasting Corporation will act: to expand education and knowledge to promote culture, the original Israeli quality work, Israeli music to promote innovation in the fields of broadcast content and distribution and broadcasting technologies In September 2014, the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation began operations. Eldad Koblenz was appointed head of the corporation in March 2015; the chairman of the board of directors is Gil Omer. On June 7, 2016, Shlomi Abrhm Globrzon was appointed director of the news department. By November 2016, about 600 employees were recruited to the company; the manpower budget allocated for recruitment enabled the recruitment of 912 employees. In July 2016, Israeli prime minister and communications minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Histadrut chairman Avi Nissenkorn agreed to postpone the dissolution of the IBA and the new corporation until early 2018. In an additional agreement between Netanyahu and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, it was decided to postpone the new corporation until April 30, 2017 unless it announced that it was ready to broadcast on January 1, 2017.
In December 2016, Netanyahu and Kahlon agreed that the corporation would begin broadcasting on April 30, 2017. In March 2017, Netanyahu worked to close the IBA in the face of Kahlon's opposition, they reached a compromise in which the new corporation was postponed to May 15, the news division would operate as a separate corporation. On May 11, the Knesset approved the split of the news division; the corporation's construction budget was ₪350 million: ₪120 million for professional equipment, ₪28 million for labor, ₪14 million for operations, ₪128 million for real estate and $60 million for content acquisition. Since the IPBC's launch date was scheduled for 30 April 2017, the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 was scheduled for broadcast on IPBC's Kan 11; the launch date was postponed in mid-April to 15 May, the contest was broadcast by the IBA. IPBC's application for European Broadcasting Union membership, replacing IBA as Israel's public
Brian Finnegan is an Irish flute and tin whistle player from Armagh. Finnegan flute at age 10 as a student of the Armagh Pipers Club. Under the tuition of the Vallely family, he first came to public attention with the Irish group Upstairs in a Tent,In 1993 he made a solo album When the Party's Over, recorded at Redesdale Studios. In 1995 he formed Flook. A three piece who toured as'Three Nations Flutes' with Sarah Allen and Mike McGoldrick, they added Ed Boyd on guitar forming Flook; when Mike left the band in 1997, John Joe Kelly was added as a band member on bodhrán. Flook continue to tour all over the world with fans across the globe. In 2006 Flook were awarded best band in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, he is a frequent tutor for Folkworks and Burwell Bash where he has been a tutor since 1994. He tours across the USA, Latin America and Ireland with guitarist William Coulter with whom he released the EP'Toward the Sun' in 2015, he plays with an influential Russian rock group Aquarium, both live and on their studio albums.
He worked on cross genre project Parallelogram. As of 2010, Brian plays with guitarist Ian Stephenson and drummer Jim Goodwin, they formed a four-piece, KAN, with those musicians and fiddler Aidan O'Rourke until disbanding in 2014. A solo album, The Ravishing Genius of Bones, was released in 2010. KAN Burwell Bash
Aidan O'Rourke (musician)
Aidan O'Rourke is a Scottish contemporary folk music fiddle player and composer. He was named the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Musician of the Year and the Scots Trad Music Awards 2011 Composer of the Year. In addition to his solo career, O'Rourke plays in the award-winning folk trio Lau alongside Kris Drever and Martin Green, he was one of 20 musicians commissioned for New Music 20x12 by PRS for Music Foundation to celebrate the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. O'Rourke has worked with Eddi Reader, Andy Sheppard, Roddy Woomble and appears on more than eighty recordings, he was a member of Blazin' Fiddles, The Unusual Suspects and Tabache. O'Rourke grew up in a musical family in Oban and on the nearby island of Seil, he grew up listening to traditional songs from both countries. He studied civil engineering at Strathclyde University. After university he joined Blazin' Fiddles in the same year. O'Rourke has been a member of such groups as Tabache and Lau, has guested on dozens of albums by other artists.
Sirius, O'Rourke's debut solo album, was released in 2006. It contains a fusion of folk and drum and bass sounds inspired by traditional Scottish and Irish music, he released An Tobar in 2008. The album, dedicated to an arts center of the same name on the Isle of Mull, consists of five songs rooted in Celtic music but displaying a "progressive twist"; the song "Tobar Nan Ealain", which Allmusic writer Chris Nickson calls the album's "centerpiece", begins with a poem from Aonghas MacNeacail and features guest vocals by Kirsty MacKinnon. O'Rourke was commissioned to write a piece for the 2012 Summer Olympics, he told PRS for Music that the composition "draws inspiration from the fact that TAT-1 the first transatlantic telephone cable system was laid between Gallanach Bay, near Oban and Clarenville, Newfoundland between 1955 and 1956." O'Rourke released his third solo album, Hotline, in 2013, he was named Musician of the Year at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Sirius An Tobar Hotline Lightweights and Gentlemen Live Arc Light Race the Loser The Bell That Never Rang Sleeper Live in Scotland Big Like This Are You Willing?
Waves of Rush Stone, Chris. "Tradition and creativity: the roots and routes of fiddler Aidan O'Rourke". In Russell, Ian. Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen. ISBN 0-9545682-7-3. Official website
Bacab is the generic Yucatec Maya name for the four prehispanic aged deities of the interior of the earth and its water deposits. The Bacabs have more recent counterparts in the lecherous, drunken old thunder deities of the Gulf Coast regions; the Bacabs are referred to as Pauahtuns. The Bacabs "were four brothers whom God placed, when he created the world, at the four points of it, holding up the sky so that it should not fall, they escaped when the world was destroyed by the deluge." Their names were Hobnil, Cantzicnal and Hosanek. The Bacabs played an important role in the cosmological upheaval associated with Katun 11 Ahau, when Oxlahuntiku'Thirteen-god' was humbled by Bolontiku'Nine-god'. According to the Book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel, "then the sky would fall, it would fall down, it would fall down upon the earth, when the four gods, the four Bacabs, were set up, who brought about the destruction of the world."According to Francisco Hernández, the Bacabs were the sons of the creator god, of the goddess Ixchebelyax.
The veneration of the Bacabs was connected to that of the so-called Year Bearers and their prognostics. Each Bacab ruled one of the directions and the associated Year Bearer day, as follows: The Bacabs were invoked in connection with rain and agriculture, since they were intimately associated with the four Chaacs, or rain deities, the Pauahtuns, or wind deities, all located in the four directions; the Maya of Chan Kom referred to the four skybearers as the four Chacs. Since they were Year Bearer patrons, because of their meteorological qualities, the Bacabs were important in divination ceremonies. In addition, the "Four Gods, Four Bacabs" were invoked in curing rituals that had the four-cornered world and its beaches for a theatre. Of the'Grandfathers' of the Gulf Coast corresponding to the Bacabs, the most powerful one is responsible for opening the rainy season; the four earth-carrying old men are sometimes conceived as drowned ancestors who are serving for one year. Together with this comes the concept that the powerful'Grandfather' only grows old over the course of the year.
In earlier representations, the Bacabs who carry the sky are represented by old men carrying the sky-dragon. They can have the attributes of a conch, a turtle, a snail, a spider web, or a bee'armour'. In the rain almanacs of the Post-Classic Dresden Codex, the old man with the conch and the turtle is put on a par with Chaac; this old man corresponds to god N in the Schellhas-Zimmermann-Taube classification, a god of thunder and the interior of the earth. In Classic Maya iconography, the Bacab occurs in various stereotypical situations: Fourfold, the Bacabs are shown carrying the slab of a throne or the roof of a building. In this, princely impersonators can substitute for them, a fact reminiscent of the drowned ancestors serving as earth-carriers mentioned above. On a damaged relief panel from Pomona, four of these young Bacab impersonators appear to have held the four Classic Year Bearer days in their hands. A Bacab inhabiting a turtle is part of the scenes with the resurrection of the Maya maize god.
Still unexplained is a recurring scene depicted on Chama vases, in which a young man holds the Bacab, half-hidden in his conch, by the wrist to sacrifice him with a knife. The Bacab has a peculiar netted element as a distinguishing attribute serving as a headdress, which might conceivably belong to the sphere of the hunt or of beekeeping, it recurs as a superfix in his hieroglyphical names. Hieroglyphically, one finds conflations of Itzamna and Bacab, recalling the mythological filiation of the Bacab mentioned above. Four Heavenly Kings Lokapala Four sons of Horus Titan Guardians of the directions Anemoi Four Dwarves Four Stags Robert Redfield and Alfonso Villa Rojas,Chan Kom. Chicago University Press. Ralph L. Roys, The Book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. Ralph L. Roys, Ritual of the Bacabs. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. David Stuart, New Year Records in Classic Maya Inscriptions, The PARI Journal 5:1-6. Fall 2004. Karl Taube, The Major Gods of Ancient Yucatan.
J. E. S. Thompson, The Bacabs: Their Portraits and Their Glyphs. A. M. Tozzer, Landa's Relación de las Cosas de Yucatan. A Translation
Kansas is a U. S. state in the Midwestern United States. Its capital is Topeka and its largest city is Wichita, with its most populated county being Johnson County. Kansas is bordered by Nebraska on the north. Kansas is named after the Kansa Native American tribe; the tribe's name is said to mean "people of the wind" although this was not the term's original meaning. For thousands of years, what is now Kansas was home to diverse Native American tribes. Tribes in the eastern part of the state lived in villages along the river valleys. Tribes in the western part of the state were semi-nomadic and hunted large herds of bison. Kansas was first settled by European Americans in 1827 with the establishment of Fort Leavenworth; the pace of settlement accelerated in the 1850s, in the midst of political wars over the slavery debate. When it was opened to settlement by the U. S. government in 1854 with the Kansas–Nebraska Act, abolitionist Free-Staters from New England and pro-slavery settlers from neighboring Missouri rushed to the territory to determine whether Kansas would become a free state or a slave state.
Thus, the area was a hotbed of violence and chaos in its early days as these forces collided, was known as Bleeding Kansas. The abolitionists prevailed, on January 29, 1861, Kansas entered the Union as a free state. By 2015, Kansas was one of the most productive agricultural states, producing high yields of wheat, corn and soybeans. Kansas, which has an area of 82,278 square miles is the 15th-largest state by area and is the 34th most-populous of the 50 states with a population of 2,911,505. Residents of Kansas are called Kansans. Mount Sunflower is Kansas's highest point at 4,041 feet. For a millennium, the land, Kansas was inhabited by Native Americans; the first European to set foot in present-day Kansas was the Spanish conquistador Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, who explored the area in 1541. In 1803, most of modern Kansas was acquired by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase. Southwest Kansas, was still a part of Spain and the Republic of Texas until the conclusion of the Mexican–American War in 1848, when these lands were ceded to the United States.
From 1812 to 1821, Kansas was part of the Missouri Territory. The Santa Fe Trail traversed Kansas from 1821 to 1880, transporting manufactured goods from Missouri and silver and furs from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Wagon ruts from the trail are still visible in the prairie today. In 1827, Fort Leavenworth became the first permanent settlement of white Americans in the future state; the Kansas–Nebraska Act became law on May 30, 1854, establishing Nebraska Territory and Kansas Territory, opening the area to broader settlement by whites. Kansas Territory stretched all the way to the Continental Divide and included the sites of present-day Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo. Missouri and Arkansas sent settlers into Kansas all along its eastern border; these settlers attempted to sway votes in favor of slavery. The secondary settlement of Americans in Kansas Territory were abolitionists from Massachusetts and other Free-Staters, who attempted to stop the spread of slavery from neighboring Missouri. Directly presaging the American Civil War, these forces collided, entering into skirmishes that earned the territory the name of Bleeding Kansas.
Kansas was admitted to the Union as a free state on January 29, 1861, making it the 34th state to join the United States. By that time the violence in Kansas had subsided, but during the Civil War, on August 21, 1863, William Quantrill led several hundred men on a raid into Lawrence, destroying much of the city and killing nearly 200 people, he was roundly condemned by both the conventional Confederate military and the partisan rangers commissioned by the Missouri legislature. His application to that body for a commission was flatly rejected due to his pre-war criminal record. After the Civil War, many veterans constructed homesteads in Kansas. Many African Americans looked to Kansas as the land of "John Brown" and, led by freedmen like Benjamin "Pap" Singleton, began establishing black colonies in the state. Leaving southern states in the late 1870s because of increasing discrimination, they became known as Exodusters. At the same time, the Chisholm Trail was opened and the Wild West-era commenced in Kansas.
Wild Bill Hickok was a marshal at Hays and Abilene. Dodge City was another wild cowboy town, both Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp worked as lawmen in the town. In one year alone, eight million head of cattle from Texas boarded trains in Dodge City bound for the East, earning Dodge the nickname "Queen of the Cowtowns." In response to demands of Methodists and other evangelical Protestants, in 1881 Kansas became the first U. S. state to adopt a constitutional amendment prohibiting all alcoholic beverages, repealed in 1948. Kansas is bordered by Nebraska on the north; the state is divided into 105 counties with 628 cities, is located equidistant from the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The geographic center of the 48 contiguous states is in Smith County near Lebanon; until 1989, the Meades Ranch Triangulation Station in Osborne County was the geodetic center of North America: the central reference point for all maps of North America. The geographic center of Kansas is in Barton County. Kansas is underlain by a sequence of horizontal to westward dipping sedimentary rocks.
A sequence of Mississippian and Permian rocks outcrop in the eastern and southern part of the state