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Larry Page

Lawrence Edward Page is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known for being one of the co-founders of Google along with Sergey Brin. Page was the chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc. until stepping down on December 3, 2019. After stepping aside as Google CEO in August 2001, in favor of Eric Schmidt, he re-assumed the role in April 2011, he announced his intention to step aside a second time in July 2015, to become CEO of Alphabet, under which Google's assets would be reorganized. Under Page, Alphabet seeked to deliver major advancements in a variety of industries. On December 4, 2019, Page stepped down from his CEO position from Alphabet. Both Page and Sergey Brin will remain controlling shareholders of Alphabet; as of January 2020, Page is the 8th-richest person in the world, with a net worth of $66.3 billion. Forbes placed him 10th in the list "Billionaires 2019". Page is the co-inventor of PageRank, a well-known search ranking algorithm for Google, which he wrote with Brin.

Page received the Marconi Prize in 2004 with Brin. Page was born on March 1973, in Lansing, Michigan, his mother is Jewish. However, he does not declare to follow any formal religion, his father, Carl Victor Page Sr. earned a PhD in computer science from the University of Michigan, when the field was being established, BBC reporter Will Smale has described him as a "pioneer in computer science and artificial intelligence". He was a computer science professor at Michigan State University and Page's mother, was an instructor in computer programming at Lyman Briggs College of Michigan State University. During an interview, Page recalled his childhood. Noting that his house "was a mess, with computers and technology magazines and Popular Science magazines all over the place", an environment in which he immersed himself. Page was an avid reader during his youth, writing in his 2013 Google founders letter: "I remember spending a huge amount of time pouring over books and magazines". According to writer Nicholas Carlson, the combined influence of Page's home atmosphere and his attentive parents "fostered creativity and invention".

Page played the flute and studied music composition while growing up. He attended the renowned music summer camp -- Interlochen Arts Camp at Michigan. Page has mentioned that his musical education inspired his impatience and obsession with speed in computing. "In some sense, I feel like music training led to the high-speed legacy of Google for me". In an interview Page said that "In music, you're cognizant of time. Time is like the primary thing" and that "If you think about it from a music point of view, if you're a percussionist, you hit something, it's got to happen in milliseconds, fractions of a second". Page was first attracted to computers when he was six years old, as he was able to "play with the stuff lying around"—first-generation personal computers—that had been left by his mother and father, he became the "first kid in his elementary school to turn in an assignment from a word processor". His older brother taught him to take things apart and before long he was taking "everything in his house apart to see how it worked".

He said that "from a early age, I realized I wanted to invent things. So I became interested in technology and business. From when I was 12, I knew I was going to start a company eventually."Page attended the Okemos Montessori School in Okemos, from 1975 to 1979, graduated from East Lansing High School in 1991. He attended Interlochen Center for the Arts as a saxophonist for two summers while in high school. Page holds a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering from the University of Michigan, with honors and a Master of Science in computer science from Stanford University. While at the University of Michigan, Page created an inkjet printer made of Lego bricks, after he thought it possible to print large posters cheaply with the use of inkjet cartridges—Page reverse-engineered the ink cartridge, built all of the electronics and mechanics to drive it. Page served as the president of the Beta Epsilon chapter of the Eta Kappa Nu fraternity, was a member of the 1993 "Maize & Blue" University of Michigan Solar Car team.

As an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, he proposed that the school replace its bus system with a personal rapid transit system, a driverless monorail with separate cars for every passenger. He developed a business plan for a company that would use software to build a music synthesizer during this time. After enrolling in a computer science PhD program at Stanford University, Page was in search of a dissertation theme and considered exploring the mathematical properties of the World Wide Web, understanding its link structure as a huge graph, his supervisor, Terry Winograd, encouraged him to pursue the idea, Page recalled in 2008 that it was the best advice he had received. He considered doing research on telepresence and self-driving cars during this time. Page focused on the problem of finding out which web pages linked to a given page, considering the number and nature of such backlinks as valuable information for that page; the role of citations in academic publishing would become pertinent for the research.

Sergey Brin, a fellow Stanford PhD student, would soon join Page's research project, nicknamed "BackRub." Together, the pair authored a research paper titled "The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine", which became one of the most downloaded scientific documents in the history of the Internet at the time. John Battelle, co-founder of Wired magazine, wrote that Page had

Triple Crown of Canoe Racing

The Triple Crown of Canoe Racing is a canoe marathon series consisting of: The General Clinton Canoe Regatta: staged Memorial Day on New York's Susquehanna River, a one-day, non-stop 70 mile race from Cooperstown to Bainbridge. The Au Sable River Canoe Marathon: a non-stop race from Grayling Charter Township to Oscoda on Michigan's Au Sable River during the last weekend of July. La Classique internationale de canots de la Mauricie: staged Labor Day weekend on Quebec's Saint-Maurice River, a three-day race from La Tuque to Trois-Rivières. Competitors race in USCA C1s and C2s, it is a popular spectator event. The competitors maintain a pace of 50 to 80 strokes per minute and the competition is intense. Athletes must complete portages at a running pace; the triple crown was established in 1992 and recognizes the performances by athletes who compete at all three races. 1992: Serge Corbin, Quebec & Brett Stockton, Michigan 1993- 1995: Serge Corbin & Solomon Carriere, Saskatchewan 1996-1999: Serge Corbin 2000-2003 Serge Corbin & Jeff Kolka, Michigan 2004 Andrew Triebold, Michigan & Steve Lajoie, Quebec 2005 Matthew Rimer, Michigan 2006 Andrew Triebold & Matthew Rimern 2007 Matthew Rimer 2008-2013: Andrew Triebold & Steve Lajoie 2014 Andrew Triebold 2015 Mathieu Pellerin & Guillaume Blais Triple Crown of Canoe Racing YouTube Channel The mystique of the Triple Crown of canoe marathon continues, Canoe & Kayak Racing, September/October 2009 General Clinton Canoe Regatta

Ryan Rickelton

Ryan Rickelton is a South African first-class cricketer. He made his first-class debut for Gauteng against Northerns. In August 2017, he was named in Nelson Mandela Bay Stars' squad for the first season of the T20 Global League, he made his Twenty20 debut for Gauteng in the 2017 Africa T20 Cup on 1 September 2017. However, in October 2017, Cricket South Africa postponed the tournament until November 2018, with it being cancelled soon after, he was the leading run-scorer in the 2017–18 CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge tournament for Gauteng, with 351 runs in eight matches. He was the leading run-scorer in the 2017–18 Sunfoil 3-Day Cup for Gauteng, with 562 runs in six matches. In June 2018, he was named in the squad for the Highveld Lions team for the 2018–19 season; the following month, he was named in the Cricket South Africa Emerging Squad. In October 2018, he was named in Jozi Stars' squad for the first edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament. In September 2019, he was named in the squad for the Jozi Stars team for the 2019 Mzansi Super League tournament.

The same month, he was named in Gauteng's squad for the 2019–20 CSA Provincial T20 Cup. Ryan Rickelton at ESPNcricinfo

Bangers and mash

Bangers and mash known as sausages and mash, is a traditional dish of Great Britain comprising sausages served with mashed potatoes. It may consist of one of a variety of flavoured sausages made of lamb, or beef; the dish is sometimes served with fried onions, or peas. This dish when cooked at home, may be thought of as an example of pub grub, meaning it is quick and easy to make in large quantities. In 2009, the dish was listed as Britain's most popular comfort food in a survey commissioned by TV channel Good Food. Although it is sometimes stated that the term "bangers" has its origins in World War II, the term was in use at least as far back as 1919; the term "bangers" is attributed to the fact that sausages made during World War I, when there were meat shortages, were made with such a high water content that they were more liable to pop under high heat when cooked. List of sausage dishes Bangers & Mash at Wikibook Cookbooks

Land Arts of the American West

Land Arts of the American West is a studio-based field program that seeks to construct an expanded definition of land art through direct experience connecting the full range of human interventions in the landscape—from pre-contact indigenous to contemporary practice. Land art includes everything from constructing a road, to taking a walk, building a monument, leaving a mark in the sand; the program seeks to expand upon connections between separate fields. Each fall we spend two months camping while traveling 7,000 miles to engage sites that range from the CLUI complex at Wendover, Utah to the pottery culture at Mata Ortiz, from earth works like Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty to archeological sites like Chaco Canyon. We learn from the fact that Donald Judd surrounded himself with both contemporary sculpture and Navajo rugs. We spend the semester living and working in the landscape with guest scholars that expand the range of our definition in disciplines including archeology, art history, ceramics, writing and studio art.

The immersive nature of how we experience the landscape triggers an amalgamated body of inquiry where students have the opportunity of time and space to develop authority in their work through direct action and reflection. Land Arts hinges on the primacy of first person experience and the realization that human-land relationships are singular. Land Arts of the American West started at the University of New Mexico by artist Bill Gilbert in 2000 and developed as a collaboration between Gilbert and architect Chris Taylor since 2001. From 2002-2008 Land Arts was co-sponsored by the University of New Mexico and the University of Texas at Austin where Taylor taught in the interdisciplinary design program of the Department of Art and Art History. In 2007 Taylor was invited by Incubo to bring together a group of students and professionals from Chile and the United States for a symposium in Santiago and a Land Arts exploration of the Atacama Desert. In 2008 Taylor began teaching in the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University where Land Arts continues to develop in addition to the programming at the University of New Mexico.

The program now operates autonomously from both institutions. Operational funding for Land Arts of the American West is provided in part by Lannan Foundation and Andrea Nasher; the book Land Arts of the American West documents the history and development of the program was published by the University of Texas Press in April 2009. Bill Gilbert, Department of Art and Art History, University of New Mexico Chris Taylor, College of Architecture, Texas Tech University Arizona: Chiricahua Mountains, Coolidge Dam, Fire Point, Point Sublime, Grand Canyon, Roden Crater. New Mexico: Anaya Springs, Chaco Canyon, Bisti Badlands, Bosque del Apache, Cebolla Canyon, El Vado Lake, Gila Cliff Dwellings, Jackpile Mine at Laguna Pueblo, Mimbres River, Otero Mesa, Plains of San Agustin, Sawtooth Mountains, The Lightning Field, Turkey Creek, Three Rivers, Twin Buttes, Mount Withington, Very Large Array, Wild Rivers. Nevada: Double Negative, Goshute Canyon Wilderness, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Las Vegas Piece, Montello.

Mexico: Mata Ortiz. Texas: Boquillas Canyon, El Cosmico, Huaco Tanks, Land Heritage Institute, Marfa - Chinati Foundation and Judd Foundation, Presidio - Adobe Alliance. Utah: Blue Notch at Lake Powell, CLUI Wendover, Goblin Valley, Horse Tanks, Horseshoe Canyon, Intrepid Potash, Moon House, Muley Point, Spiral Jetty, Sun Tunnels. Past field guests include Nick Abdalla, Tori Arpad, Joe Arredondo - director of Landmark Arts at Texas Tech, Steve Badgett, Charles Bowden, Penelope Boyer, Jerry Brody, Chris Calott, Matt Coolidge, Rick Dingus, Intrepid Potash Russ Draper, Sam Douglas. Boyd Elder, Clifton Ellis, Urs Peter Flueckiger, Curtis Francisco, William L. Fox, Hector Gallegos, Mary Lewis Garcia, Joel Glanzberg, David Gregor, Amy Hauft, Joan Jonas, Erik Knutzen, Eve Andree Laramee, Lucy Lippard, Barry Lopez, Graciella Martinez, Susannah Mira, Onézieme Mouton, John Poch, Rob Ray, Lea Rekow, Ann Reynolds, Jack Risley, Lori Ryker, Jack Sanders, Michael Scialdone, Kathleen Shields, Susan Spring, John Stokes, Marianne Stockebrand, Deborah Stratman, Simone Swan, Mary Tsiongas, Henry Walt, Blaine Young, Joe Zuni.

Kennedy, Randy. “The American West as Classroom and Metaphor” New York Times p. C1 and C9. Https://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/04/arts/design/land-arts-of-the-american-west-a-texas-tech-program.html Lippard, William L. Fox, Bill Gilbert, Kathleen Shields. Land/Art: New Mexico. Santa Fe: Radius Books. ISBN 978-1-934435-17-5 Taylor and Bill Gilbert. Land Arts of the American West. Austin: University of Texas Press. ISBN 978-0-292-71672-8 Taylor, Rodrigo Perez de Arce, Pilar Cereceda, William L. Fox, Gonzalo Pedraza, Andres Rivera, Flora Vilches. Incubo: Atacama Lab. Santiago, Chile: INCUBO. ISBN 9789563196115 Gilbert and Chris Taylor. Land Arts of the American West. Austin and Albuquerque: University of Texas at Austin and University of New Mexico. ISBN 978-0-9745846-0-7 Official website UNM Land Arts of the American West program Texas Tech Land Arts of the American West Website

Pirro Çako

Pirro Çako is an Albanian singer and composer. In 1988, he won the Festivali i Këngës as a composer with the song E duam lumturinë; the song was interpreted by Parashqevi Simaku. He has issued two albums: Herët a vonë in June 2004 and including 15 songs, more a second album, Mos më krahaso, a set of 12 songs. In a collaboration with composer Ardit Gjebrea, Çako wrote the song It's All About You, interpreted by Juliana Pasha for the Albanian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. Çako was born on 19 November 1965 in Albania, to tenor Gaqo Çako and soprano Luiza Çako. Çako graduated from the Academy of Music and Arts of Albania and obtained a degree in the École Normale de Musique de Paris for film music composing. In 1988 E duam lumturinë, a song written by Çako, won the Albanian national festival; the song was interpreted by Parashqevi Simaku and has now transformed into an anthem of the children. His duet with Rovena Dilo Për një çast më ndali zemra is considered to be one of Çako's best performances.

The song won the Kënga Magjike, a well-known musical event in Albania. In 2010 in a collaboration with Ardit Gjebrea Çako wrote the song "It's All About You", interpreted by Juliana Pasha for the Albanian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010; the song won the festival, it was written and performed in English. Çako composed a song for Rovena Dilo in Rtsh Festival 2001 called AntiNostradamus and participated in Rtsh 2009 with a song written by him & composed by him called "Nje Tjeter Jete" which received 4th place out of 20 participants. Çako was the former husband of operatic soprano, Inva Mula whom he married in 1987. According to their divorce files, Çako separated from Mula in 2007 and a divorce was completed in 2010 after 23 years of marriage. Çako and Mula have a son, Anthony Çako, born in 1995 in Paris France, where the couple shared a dwelling. Çako published his first album Herët a vonë in June 2004. The album contains 15 songs and duos with Rovena Dilo, Mariza Ikonomi, Redon Makashi, as well as Çako's former wife Inva Mula, a well-known soprano.

In 2006, he issued a second album Mos më krahaso, a set of 12 songs, including the joyful "Letër Dashurie". Festivali i Këngës Kënga Magjike Kult Awards Video Fest Awards Official website