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Léon Theremin

Lev Sergeyevich Termen, or Léon Theremin in the United States, was a Russian and Soviet inventor, most famous for his invention of the theremin, one of the first electronic musical instruments and the first to be mass-produced. He devised the one of the earliest interlace techniques for improving the quality of a video signal, his listening device, "The Thing", hung for seven years in plain view in the United States Ambassador's Moscow office and enabled Soviet agents to eavesdrop on secret conversations. Léon Theremin was born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire in 1896 into a family of French Huguenot and German ancestry, he had a sister named Helena. In the seventh class of his high school before an audience of students and parents he demonstrated various optical effects using electricity. By the age of 17, when he was in his last year of high school, he had his own laboratory at home for experimenting with high-frequency circuits and magnetic fields, his cousin, Kirill Fedorovich Nesturkh a young physicist, a singer named Wagz invited him to attend the defense of the dissertation of Abram Fedorovich Ioffe.

Physics lecturer Vladimir Konstantinovich Lebedinskiy had explained to Theremin the dispute over Ioffe's work on the electron. On 9 May 1913 his cousin attended Ioffe's dissertation defense. Ioffe's subject was on the elementary photoelectric effect, the magnetic field of cathode rays and related investigations. In 1917 Theremin wrote that Ioffe talked of electrons, the photoelectric effect and magnetic fields as parts of an objective reality that surrounds us every day, unlike others that talked more of somewhat abstract formulae and symbols. Theremin wrote that he found this explanation revelatory and that it fit a scientific – not abstract – view of the world, different scales of magnitude, matter. From on Theremin endeavoured to study the microcosm, in the same way he had studied the macrocosm with his hand-built telescope. Kyrill introduced Theremin to Ioffe as a young experimenter and physicist, future student of the university. Theremin recalled that while still in his last year of school, he had built a million-volt Tesla coil and noticed a strong glow associated with his attempts to ionise the air.

He wished to further investigate the effects using university resources. A chance meeting with Abram Fedorovich Ioffe led to a recommendation to see Karl Karlovich Baumgart, in charge of the physics laboratory equipment. Karl reserved a room and equipment for Theremin's experiments. Abram Fedorovich suggested Theremin look at methods of creating gas fluorescence under different conditions and of examining the resulting light's spectra. However, during these investigations Theremin was called up for World War I military service. Although only in his second academic year, the deanery of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy recommended that Theremin go to the Nikolayevska Military Engineering School in Petrograd, which only accepted students in their fourth year. Theremin recalled that Ioffe reassured him that the war would not last long and that military experience would be useful for scientific applications. Beginning his military service in 1916, Theremin finished the Military Engineering School in six months, progressed through the Graduate Electronic School for Officers, attained the military radio-engineer diploma in the same year.

In the course of the next three and a half years he oversaw the construction of a radio station in Saratov to connect the Volga area with Moscow, graduated from Petrograd University, became deputy leader of the new Military Radiotechnical Laboratory in Moscow, finished as the broadcast supervisor of the radio transmitter at Tsarskoye Selo near Petrograd. During the Russian civil war, in October 1919 White Army commander Nikolai Nikolayevich Yudenich advanced on Petrograd from the side of Detskoye Selo intending to capture the radio station to announce a victory over the Bolsheviks. Theremin and others evacuated the station. Theremin detonated explosives to destroy the 120-meter-high antennae mast before traveling to Petrograd to set up an international listening station. There he trained radio specialists but reported difficulties obtaining food and working with foreign experts whom he described as narrow-minded pessimists. Theremin recalled that on an evening when his hopes of overcoming these obstructing experts reached a low ebb, Abram Fedorovich Ioffe telephoned him.

Ioffe asked Theremin to come to his newly founded Physical Technical Institute in Petrograd, the next day he invited him to start work at developing measuring methods for high-frequency electrical oscillations. The day after Ioffe's invitation, Theremin started at the institute, he worked in diverse fields: applying the Laue effect to the new field of X-ray analysis of crystals. He built a high-frequency oscillator to measure the dielectric constant of gases with high precision. While adapting the dielectric device by adding circuitry to generate an audio tone, Theremin noticed that the pitch changed when his hand moved around. In October 1920 he first demonstrated this to Ioffe who called in other professors and students to hear. Theremin recalled trying to find the notes for tunes he remembered from when he played the cello, such as the Swan by Saint-Saëns. By November

Edward L. Cleveland House

The Edward L. Cleveland House is an historic house at 87 Court Street in Houlton, Maine. A distinctive local example of Queen Anne and Colonial Revival architecture, it was built in 1902 by Edward L. Cleveland, one of Aroostook County's largest dealers in potatoes, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in June 1987; the Cleveland House is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, set on a brick foundation on a large grassy lot at the corner of Court and Columbia Streets. It has the asymmetrical massing typical of Queen Anne Victorians, with a conical turret at the southeast corner, a porch that wraps around the east and north sides. Stylistically the porch is more Colonial Revival in character, with grouped Ionic columns supporting a roof that extends to a gable end at the north; the main facade is three bays wide, with the turret occupying the left bay, the entrance at the center, with a projecting enclosed porch above that has a segmented-arch roof line and a pair of round-arch windows.

The interior of the house features high quality period woodwork. Edward L. Cleveland was born in Camden and first operated a merchant business based in Boston, Massachusetts. C. 1878 he moved to Houlton, where he established a potato shipping firm that became one of the largest in Aroostook County, whose economy was dominated by that crop. By 1908 Cleveland had warehouse capacity for 500,000 bushels, was shipping potatoes throughout the eastern United States, he was politically active, serving in the state legislature. In 1902 the center of Houlton was devastated by a large fire, which consumed not only much of its business district but some of the surrounding residential areas as well. Cleveland's house was among those lost in the fire, he soon afterward acquired the land to build the present house; the architect is not known. It remained his home until his death in 1939, it was sold out of the family by his daughter in 1960. National Register of Historic Places listings in Aroostook County, Maine

Sacred Heart Church (Sharon, Pennsylvania)

Sacred Heart Church, or the Church of the Sacred Heart, as it was known, was a Roman Catholic church located at 40 South Irvine Avenue in Sharon, Pennsylvania. It was a part of the Diocese of Erie; the history of Sacred Heart Church and Catholicism in Sharon, Pennsylvania begins in the early 1850s, when the first Catholic settlers moved to the Shenango Valley area. These first settlers attended services in Mercer and Hickory Corners, now located in Hermitage, Pennsylvania; the priests who were in charge of the services at Hickory Corners held the occasional service at the homes of early Catholic families in Sharon. The occasional services continued in this manner until the arrival of Reverend John J. O'Keeffe, considered to be the first resident pastor in Sharon. Father O'Keeffe commissioned the building of a pastoral residence, located south of where the current church is. One of the rooms within residence was used as a church until the mid-1860s, when it was decided that a proper church should be built.

In 1864, the cornerstone of Sacred Heart Church was laid in a ceremony, on a lot, donated by J. M. Irvine, on the corner of State Street and Irvine Avenue on the West Hill of Sharon, it was the first Catholic church in Sharon. After a few additions, most notably the bell tower in 1867, the basement was used as a parochial school until a dedicated school building was built in 1889; the first teachers in the parish were the Sisters of the Holy Humility of Mary. In 1892, the church purchased the Peter Kimberly mansion and the land surrounding it, located across from the church. Portions of this parcel were sold as building lots for new homes, which gave the church $10,000. After the purchase of the Kimberly Mansion, the Sisters of the Holy Humility of Mary left after they had failed to establish a foundation in the Diocese of Erie, requested by the Bishop Tobias Mullen, they were replaced by the Benedictine Sisters of Erie. A new brown-brick rectory was built on Irvine Avenue in 1900. During the Great Depression, in 1932, a $75,000 improvement program was announced for the church.

This program included an extensive alteration to the front of the church and vestibule, new ceilings, new windows, a new sanctuary, a new sacristy, the conversion of the basement into a social center with two dining rooms, a new kitchen, updated restrooms, a furnace room. The rectory was enlarged and remodeled. in 1935, Reverend James Murphy was appointed the pastor of Sacred Heart Church, was named a monsignor in 1947. In 1958, Father Murphy broke ground on a new $450,000 parochial school south of North State Line Road, on the land of the former John Stevenson estate, which the church had purchased, along with the mansion; the new school opened in 1959 with 550 students enrolled. With the new and more modern educational facility opened and a greater need for parking, the former school was razed. If it were around today, it would be located in the current church parking lot. In 1970, Father Murphy retired and Father Donald Scully was named pastor. A fire broke out in the church in 1977. However, the swift action of the Sharon Fire Department kept the damage to a minimum.

Because of declining enrollment, Sacred Heart School held its last classes in 1984. When fire destroyed the neighboring First Methodist Church in 1987, the school was used as a church until they could build a new one. In 1995, Father Daniel Kresinski took over as pastor. In May 1997, the school was sold to the Brookfield Local School District, where it operated as Brookfield Elementary School until a new schooling complex was built in 2011; as 2001 rolled around, Father Kresinski was reassigned to another parish and was replaced by Father Stanley Swatcha. Father Swatcha was reassigned to another parish and was replaced by Father Henry Andrae in 2008, who made many attempts to revitalize the parish. In the late half of the twentieth century, demographic shifts took have an effect on Sacred Heart Church and much of the Shenango Valley. Declining populations and decreased mass attendance hurt many of the churches in the area, which left Sacred Heart Church with a fraction of its former membership.

In 2016, Bishop Lawrence Persico had decided changes needed to be made because of the demographic shifts, as he believed that, "the care of the souls for the faithful of Sharon could be better served by a single territorial parish..." On April 14, 2016, Bishop Persico announced preliminary plans to merge Sacred Heart Church into Saint Joseph's Church. This was met with disappointment from the parishioners of Sacred Heart. During the next few months, the Diocese of Erie took feedback from members of the pastors and parishioners of both parishes. With the new feedback, an official decree was released on September 16, 2016 announcing the merger that would become effective on February 13, 2017. At that time, Sacred Heart Church, along with its assets and all sacramental records, would be merged and subsumed into Saint Joseph Parish. However, Sacred Heart Church would become a secondary church of Saint Joseph Parish and would remain open for worship occasionally, but things did not end up that way.

After Sacred Heart Church merged with Saint Joseph Parish, Sacred Heart Church would only open once for a mass on the solemnity of the church's namesake, which occurred on June 23, 2017. After the mass, rumors began to circulate on how long the church would remain open as a secondary parish. Everybody got the answer when a letter from the pastor of Saint Joseph Parish, Father Thomas Whitman, appeared in a parish bulletin asking Bishop Persico for permission to close Sacred Heart Parish, citing reasons such as nearby arson and vandalism, though t


Bhajarangi is a 2013 Indian Kannada-language fantasy action film starring Shiva Rajkumar and Aindrita Ray in the lead roles. Directed by choreographer-turned-director Harsha, the film was released on 12 December 2013 and received positive response from critics. Bhajarangi collected a total of ₹12.5 crores in its 25-day run and became the highest-grossing Kannada film of 2013. The film was declared a blockbuster at the box office; the story takes place in a hamlet called Ramadurga. A tantrik makes life hell for the villagers by looting their valuables, raping women and killing them. Jeeva comes to the hamlet named'Ramadurga' to know his'Janma rahasya'. To his shock, he comes to know that he was the grandson of Bajarangi who fought against the tantrik and saved the villagers from his harassment, but the intelligent tantrik gets rid of Bhajarangi in his own way by creating a demon in the form of a baby and makes Bhajarangi believe that he is his son. The story takes many interesting turns and twists & Jeeva defeats the tantrik.

The film's introductory song "Bossu Nam Bossu" features special appearances by the following actors: Vijay Raghavendra Sriimurali Aditya Srinagar Kitty Yogesh Sathish Ninasam Arjun Janya R. Nataraaj Gowda Actor Shiva Rajkumar had to lose weight for the film and prepared for a six-pack body at the age of 51. Major portion of the movie is shot around hesarghatta. Official trailer of the movie was launched in Triveni theatre Bangalore on September 2013, attended by Yash; the introductory song featuring 6 leading actors of Kannada cinema was shot at Minerva Mills, Bangalore. The film's producers Nataraj Gowda and Manjunath Gowda have teamed up with PVR Cinemas for the film's domestic release; the film is expected to release on 12 December 2013 in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu in multiple theaters. The producers have booked more than 221 cinema halls across the Karnataka state alone. Times of India gave 4/5 stars and said "Shivarajkumar has combined all his experiences to give a brilliant performance.

Be it action, sentiment or romance, Shivanna is at his best. Aindrita Ray too is at her best throughout in the climax. Music by Arjun Janya is quite remarkable. Lokesh shines as a villain. Jai Anand is superb in his camerawork." Chitraloka said "Shivarajkumar takes the cake for his easy in portraying both a lover boy and an action hero well. When he sheds his shirt to show off his six packs in the end, the joy of the fans sees no end. Harsha has done an excellent job all over. Arjun Janya's music has four good songs including the'Boss' song with guest appearance by six other film stars. Aindrita is bubbly as in a cute role; the actors who have played villains like Madhu and Guru are a welcome change from the usual villains. If you have not booked your tickets for Bhajarangi, do it fast. You will not get tickets for what is sure to be a blockbuster." One India said "Bhajarangi is must watch movie for Shiv fans. It is a movie, for, to be admired by Kannada audience for its technical richness." India Glitz gave 8/10 and said "It is one of the brilliant executions of work from young and dashing director Harsha.

It is time for'Harshotsava'! The 105th film of hat trick hero Shivarajakumar is magnificent in the second half and first half the film prepares for the second half big extravaganza." The soundtrack and score for the film is composed by Arjun Janya. Movie's Sequel named as Bhajarangi 2 in Shiva Rajkumar as lead with new cast, Harsha as director produced by Jayanna and Bhogendra. Set to release in April 2020. Bhajarangi on IMDb

Tabo language

Tabo known as Waia, is a Papuan language of Western Province, Papua New Guinea, just north of the Fly River delta. The language has been known as Hiwi and Hibaradai. Tabo means ‘word, mouth’ and is the name of the language, whereas Waia is the name of one of the ten villages where Tabo is spoken. Tabo is not close to other languages. Evans classifies it. Usher includes it in the Trans-Fly family. Part of the uncertainty is because many of the attested words of Tabo are loans from Gogodala or Kiwai, reducing the number of native Tabo words that can be used for comparison and thus making classification difficult. In Gogodala Rural LLG, Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Tabo is spoken in: Lower Aramia River: Alagi, Galu and Waya villages Bamu River: Alikinapi village Lower Fly River: Kenedibi and Wagumi-Sarau villages Segero Creek: Segero village It is spoken by 3,500 people in the southern part Bamu Rural LLG of Western Province; the phonemic inventory of Tabo is given below. Consonants b, d, ɡ, p, t, k, m, n, l, w, j, h, s Vowels i, e, æ, a, o, u database


WGLM & WGLM-FM are radio stations owned Packer Radio, owners of radio station WION in nearby Ionia. WGLM is licensed to Greenville and WGLM-FM to Lakeview and broadcasts a full-service mix of music and sports. WGLM and WGLM-FM are airing a full-service mix of top-40 music from 1960-2006; the two stations are simulcast full-time. Packer Radio bought the stations from Stafford Broadcasting in October 2008. Stafford owned both stations after acquiring them from Kortes Communications in 2000. AM 1380 was WPLB, which featured a country format for many years. In October 2000, the station became WSCG and moved to a satellite-fed adult standards format from Westwood One. WSCG switched to a simulcast of CNN Headline News in October 2002 and the following year added more talk programming, much of it from the Michigan Talk Radio Network. WGLM-FM 106.3 was WRIZ and became WPLB-FM in 1993. The station became WSCG-FM in October 2000 following its sale to Stafford Broadcasting, in January 2001 switched from country music to a talk format as "106 The Source," the flagship station for the then-new Michigan Talk Radio Network.

After a little more than six months, "106 The Source" was replaced by Jones Radio's "Classic Hit Country" format. WSCG-FM switched from "Classic Hit Country" to Jones' "True Country" in February 2006; the original WPLB-FM, 107.3, became WODJ with an oldies format in 1989 and became WBBL-FM. 107.3 FM has since moved its studios to Grand Rapids, it and 1380 AM are no longer co-owned. On December 19, 2008, the WSCG and WSCG-FM call signs were changed to WGLM and WGLM-FM. After Christmas of 2008, the stations adopted a full-service mix of music and sports. In August 2010, WGLM switched from a simulcast of WGLM-FM to the "Classic Country" format; the stations are now known as "M106-3" and "M-1380". M106-3 is an affiliate of the syndicated Pink Floyd program "Floydian Slip." The WGLM calls, which stand for "Greenville and Montcalm/Mecosta counties," were most used at a former adult contemporary FM station in West Lafayette, which now airs adult contemporary programming as WLQQ. - WGLM History - WGLM-FM History Query the FCC's FM station database for WGLM Radio-Locator information on WGLM Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WGLMQuery the FCC's AM station database for WGLM Radio-Locator Information on WGLM Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WGLM