Ken Shamrock

Kenneth Wayne Shamrock is an American bare-knuckle boxing promoter, semi-retired professional wrestler, retired mixed martial artist and kickboxer. A UFC Hall of Fame member, Shamrock is regarded as one of the biggest stars in the history of MMA, as well as an icon and pioneer of the sport, he has headlined over 15 main events and co-main events in the UFC and Pride FC and set numerous pay-per-view records. In the early part of his UFC career, Shamrock was named "The World's Most Dangerous Man" by ABC News in a special called "The World's Most Dangerous Things"; the moniker has stuck as his nickname. Shamrock became known early on in the UFC for his rivalry with Royce Gracie. After fighting to a draw in the inaugural UFC "Superfight", he became the first UFC Superfight Champion when he defeated Dan Severn at UFC 6, he was the first foreign MMA Champion in Japan, winning the title of King of Pancrase. During his reign as the UFC Superfight Champion, he was considered the #1 mixed martial artist in the world.

In 2008, Shamrock was ranked by Inside MMA as one of the top 10 greatest mixed martial arts fighters of all time. He is the founder of the Lion's Den mixed martial arts training camp, is the older brother of Frank Shamrock. In addition to his mixed martial arts career, Shamrock enjoyed considerable success in professional wrestling during his tenure with the World Wrestling Federation. There, he is a one-time Intercontinental Champion, a one-time World Tag Team Champion and the 1998 King of the Ring. Shamrock wrestled for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he is a one-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion and a 2002 Gauntlet for the Gold winner, he headlined multiple pay-per-view events in both promotions, including 1997's D-Generation X: In Your House, where he challenged for the WWF Championship. Additionally, Shamrock was one of the first American wrestlers to use the shoot wrestling style. WWE has credited Shamrock with popularizing the ankle lock submission hold. In professional wrestling, Shamrock is signed to Impact Wrestling.

A "military brat," Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick was born at the Robins Air Force Base, in Warner Robins, where he lived for the first four years of his life. His father Richard Kilpatrick was a United States Air Force enlistee, his mother Diane Kilpatrick worked as a waitress and a dancer. Diane had her first son. Shamrock had three brothers and came from a broken family in a predominantly black neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia, he was left to fend for himself, without the supervision or guidance of his parents, ended up getting into many fights. Shamrock's father abandoned his family, his mother, Diane Kilpatrick, married. The newly formed family moved to Napa, Nance's hometown. Shamrock and his brothers were outsiders in this community, coming from a poor background and speaking in a Southern accent, they continued to cause trouble and get into fights and began using drugs. Nance, who had fought in the Vietnam War, became a member of the local fire department and found work in roofing and upholstery.

Shamrock became involved and excelled in sports at a young age, playing in Little League baseball and Pop Warner football. Nance remembers a veteran coach telling him that he had never seen a player with as much heart and tenacity as the young Shamrock. Shamrock was not as involved with drugs as his brothers, such as his brother Richie, who enjoyed smoking marijuana and using heroin intravenously, but who played football. At age 10, Shamrock ran away from home for the first time, was stabbed by another child on the run, ending up in the hospital. Shamrock, at the age of 13, was kicked out of his home by his stepfather, each of the brothers went their separate ways. Shamrock lived in cars as a result before being placed in a foster home, he ended up serving time in a juvenile hall. He bounced around between several group homes before being placed in Bob Shamrock's Boys' Home at age 14, in Susanville, California where he turned his life around. Bob Shamrock adopted Ken as his son, Ken changed his last name from Kilpatrick to Shamrock in Bob's honor.

He joined the Coast Guard shortly before knocking out Kevin "The Hitman" Harlee. At Lassen High School, Shamrock excelled in both wrestling; as a senior, Shamrock qualified for the state championships in wrestling, but broke his neck in practice days before the competition and underwent neck surgery. Shamrock did not receive scholarship offers from any big colleges, doctors told him his sports career was over. Against doctors orders, Shamrock joined the Shasta College football team, where he was voted team captain in his final season; the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League offered Shamrock a tryout, but Shamrock declined in order to pursue a career in professional wrestling, where he debuted in 1989 in the South Atlantic Pro Wrestling promotion. In 1988, Shamrock trained as a professional wrestler under Buzz Sawyer, Nelson Royal, Gene Anderson, he debuted in 1989 in Royal's North Carolina-based Atlantic Coast Wrestling promotion under the ring name Wayne Shamrock. After ACW folded, he moved on to the George Scott/Paul Jones-run company South Atlantic Pro Wrestling and changed his ring name to Vince Torelli.

He adopted the nickname "Mr. Wrestling" and a more villainous persona. In June 199

CANT Z.511

The CANT Z.511 was a four-engine long-range seaplane designed by Filippo Zappata of the "Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico" company. Designed for the Central and South Atlantic passenger routes, it was adapted as a military transport and special raider; the design for the construction of a large four-engine, twin-float seaplane began at the end of September 1937, when the technical department of CRDA accepted the specifications of the LATI company, created in 1939, who required a long-range seaplane for carrying mail and passengers to Latin America. These plans were cancelled on the outbreak of World War II, but a version of the aircraft was adapted for long-range maritime patrol, armed with 10 single-mount 12.7 mm machine guns in both side gun positions, in two upper turrets, belly positions. Plans were made to install 20 mm cannon in a front turret or in a glazed nose position, more machine guns in a tail position. For bombing, it was adapted to carry up to 4,000 kg of bombs in an internal bomb bay and on outer wing positions: up to four launch racks, for 454 mm air-launched torpedoes for surface attack, or "Maiale" manned torpedoes or midget submarines for special operations.

The original engines were underpowered, so Zappata asked the authorities for permission to acquire 1,193 kW Wright R-2600 Double Cyclones from the United States. Due to the deteriorating international situation, however, he was unable to obtain authorization; the CANT Z.511 civil aircraft could theoretically carry 16 passengers over 5,000 km. When adapted as a military transport, four 1,119 kW Piaggio P. XII R. C.35 were used, giving only adequate power to an aircraft weighing up to 34 t, giving it a maximum range of 4,500 km. The Z.511 had its first test flights at Monfalcone, Venezia Giulia between October 1940 and March 1942. Between 28 February and 1 March 1942, test pilot Mario Stoppani succeeded in taking off and landing loaded in rough seas, with 1.5 m waves and winds of 55–65 kilometres per hour. The Z.511 prototype was transported to Grado, Venezia for further evaluations. After the division of the Italian forces, one aircraft was appropriated by the Fascist Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana.

However, it had been damaged only three weeks before by British fighters, which had strafed it on Lake Trasimeno where it was undergoing final trials. It was transferred to the seaplane base at Vigna di Valle. There it suffered from sabotage by base personnel to prevent it falling into the hands of either the Allies or the Germans; the other aircraft, still under construction at the CRDA factory, was retained by Axis forces and scrapped for the metal, sent to Germany. Data from Italian Civil & MilGeneral characteristics Crew: 6 Capacity: 16 passengers Length: 28.5 m Wingspan: 39.86 m Height: 11 m Wing area: 195 m2 Empty weight: 20,692 kg Gross weight: 34,200 kg Powerplant: 4 × Piaggio P. XII RC.35 air-cooled radial piston engines, 1,100 kW eachPerformance Maximum speed: 424 km/h Cruise speed: 330 km/h Range: 4,352 km Service ceiling: 7,550 m Rate of climb: 4.16 m/s Armament Guns: 10 × 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gunsor10x 20 mm Cannone-Mitragliera da 20/77 cannon in beam positions, two upper turrets, belly positions.

Missiles: 4× 450 mm aerial torpedoes or "Maiale" manned torpedoes. Bombs: Up to 4,000 kg bomb-load in an internal bomb bay and mounted on outer-wing hard-points Related lists List of Regia Aeronautica aircraft used in World War II List of seaplanes and amphibious aircraft Cantieri Z-511 IdroGigante images

Idris (prophet)

ʾIdrīs is an ancient prophet and patriarch mentioned in the Quran, whom Muslims believe was the second prophet after Adam. Islamic tradition has unanimously identified Idris with the biblical Enoch, although many Muslim scholars of the classical and medieval periods held that Idris and Hermes Trismegistus were the same person, he is described in the Qur'an as "trustworthy" and "patient" and the Qur'an says that he was "exalted to a high station". Because of this and other parallels, traditionally Idris has been identified with the Biblical Enoch, Islamic tradition places Idris in the early Generations of Adam, considers him one of the oldest prophets mentioned in the Qur'an, placing him between Adam and Noah. Idris' unique status inspired many future stories surrounding him in Islamic lore. According to hadith, narrated by Malik ibn Anas and found in Sahih Muslim, it is said that on Muhammad's Night Journey, he encountered Idris in the fourth heaven; the traditions that have developed around the figure of Idris have given him the scope of a prophet as well as a philosopher and mystic, many Muslim mystics, or Sufis, including Ruzbihan Baqli and Ibn Arabi mentioned having encountered Idris in their spiritual visions.

The name "Idris", إدريس, has been described as having the origin of meaning "interpreter." Traditionally, Islam holds the prophet as having functioned an interpretive and mystical role and therefore this meaning garnered a general acceptance. Muslim sources, those of the eighth century, began to hold that Idris had two names, "Idris" and "Enoch," and other sources stated that "Idris' true name is Enoch and that he is called Idris in Arabic because of his devotion to the study of the sacred books of his ancestors Adam and Seth." Therefore, these sources highlighted Idris as either meaning "interpreter" or having some meaning close to that of an interpretive role. Several of the classical commentators on the Qur'an, such as Al-Baizawi, said he was "called Idris from the Arabic dars, meaning "to instruct," from his knowledge of divine mysteries." Idris is mentioned twice in the Qur ` an. In chapter 19 of the Qur'an, God says: Also mention in the Book the case of Idris: He was a man of truth, a prophet:And We raised him to a lofty station.

In chapter 21, Idris is again praised: And Isma'il, Dhul-Kifl, all of constancy and patience. Idris was born in a city in present-day Iraq. Before he received the Revelation, he followed the rules revealed to the son of Adam; when Idris grew older, God bestowed Prophethood on him. During his lifetime all the people were not yet Muslims. Afterwards, Idris left his hometown of Babylon because a great number of the people committed many sins after he told them not to do so; some of his people left with Idris. It was hard for them to leave their home, they asked Prophet Idris: "If we leave Babylon, where will we find a place like it?" Prophet Idris said: "If we immigrate for the sake of Allah, He will provide for us." So the people went with Prophet Idris and they reached the land of Egypt. They saw the Nile River. Idris stood at its bank and mentioned Allah, the Exalted, by saying: "Subhanallah." Islamic literature narrates that Idris was made prophet at around 40, which parallels the age when Muhammad began to prophesy, lived during a time when people had begun to worship fire.

Exegesis embellishes upon the lifetime of Idris, states that the prophet divided his time into two. For three days of the week, Idris would preach to his people and four days he would devote to the worship of God. Many early commentators, such as Tabari, credited Idris with possessing great knowledge. Exegesis narrates that Idris was among "the first men to use the pen as well as being one of the first men to observe the movement of the stars and set out scientific weights and measures." These attributes remain consistent with the identification of Enoch with Idris, as these attributes make it clear that Idris would have most lived during the Generations of Adam, the same era during which Enoch lived. Ibn Arabi described Idris as the "prophet of the philosophers" and a number of works were attributed to him; some scholars wrote commentaries on these supposed works, all while Idris was credited with several inventions, including the art of making garments. The commentator Ibn Ishaq narrated that he was the first man to write with a pen and that he was born when Adam still had 308 years of his life to live.

In his commentary on the Quranic verses 19:56-57, the commentator Ibn Kathir narrated "During the Night Journey, the Prophet passed by him in fourth heaven. In a hadith, Ibn Abbas asked Ka’b what was meant by the part of the verse which says, ”And We raised him to a high station.” Ka’b explained: Allah revealed to Idris: ‘I would raise for you every day the same amount of the deeds of all Adam’s children’ – meaning of his time only. So Idris wanted to increase his deeds and devotion. A friend of his from the angels visited and Idris said to him: ‘Allah has revealed to me such and such, so could you please speak to the angel of death, so I could increase my deeds.’ The angel carried him on his wings and went up into the heavens. When they reached the fourth heaven, they met the angel of death, descending down towards earth; the angel spoke to him about. The angel of death said: ‘But where is Idris?’ He replied, ‘He is upon my back.’ The angel of death said: ‘How astonishing! I was told to seize his soul in the fourth heaven.

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