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Linux Mark Institute

The Linux Mark Institute is an organization which administers the "Linux" trademark on behalf of Linus Torvalds for computer software which includes the Linux kernel, computer hardware utilizing Linux-based software, for services associated with the implementation and documentation of Linux-based products. The Linux trademark is owned by Linus Torvalds in the U. S. Germany, the E. U. and Japan for "Computer operating system software to facilitate computer use and operation". The assignment of the trademark to Torvalds occurred after a lawsuit against attorney William R. Della Croce, Jr. of Boston, who had registered the trademark in the US in September 1995 and began in 1996 to send letters to various Linux distributors, demanding ten percent of royalties from sales of Linux products. A petition against Della Croce's practices was started, in early 1997, WorkGroup Solutions, Linux Journal, Linux International, Torvalds appealed the original trademark assignment as "fraudulent and obtained under false pretenses".

By November, the case was settled and Torvalds owned the trademark. LMI charged a nominal sublicensing fee for use of the Linux name as part of trademarks, but changed this in favor of offering a free, perpetual worldwide sublicense. LMI was headquartered in Monterey, California until at least 2005. Since at least 2009 it was headquartered in Oregon. Official website

Willie Smith (tight end)

Willie Smith is a former American football tight end who played one season with the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the tenth round of the 1986 NFL Draft. Smith played college football at the University of Miami and attended Englewood High School in Jacksonville, Florida, he was a consensus All-American in 1985. Smith accumulated 117 catches, 1,544 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns in his career at the University of Miami, he was a Consensus All-American in 1985. Smith was drafted by the Cleveland Browns of the NFL with the 265th pick in the 1986 NFL Draft, he was released by the Browns in July 1986. He played in three games for the NFL's Miami Dolphins in 1987, catching two passes and scoring a receiving touchdown. Just Sports Stats College stats

Manasantha Nuvve

Manasantha Nuvve is a 2001 Indian Telugu-language romantic drama film directed by V. N. Aditya; this film stars Uday Reema Sen in the lead roles. The film had music composed by R. P. Patnaik; the film was declared a blockbuster after Nuvvu Nenu. The film's success led to remakes in other regional languages as well; the film begins with two childhood friends living in a village. Anu is the daughter of a wealthy government officer. Chanti, son of a widowed mother, lives in a small hut beside their house. Anu is attracted to the kindness of Chanti and they both become good friends. Anu's father does not like their friendship. One day, Anu's father gets a job transfer and they leave the village. Anu gives him a musical alarm clock as a parting gift, he keeps this gift as a token of her remembrance. After some time, his mother dies because of a disease and he is an orphan now, he tries to make a living of it. One day, a nice couple, Mohan Rao and Sudha, impressed by his honesty, decide to adopt him and give him a good life.

They bring him up as their own child. He looks after their Audio/Video cafe run by Mohan Rao. Anu goes to Malaysia and completes her education, but she still remembers her childhood friend Chanti, her parents want her to get married to her cousin, but she convinces them that she does not want to marry now. She reveals to her cousin that she still likes Chanti and hopes to meet him someday, she fails to meet him. She starts writing about their friendship since their childhood as a serial and visits the editor of Swati magazine and tells him that this is her own story, he agrees to publish it in his magazine with her pen name Renu. Venu's sister admires her, she keeps asking Venu to get her home. One day he meets Renu in a TV show where he reveals the story of his childhood friend. Renu becomes happy that she found him, but wanted to give him a thrill by not revealing her identity, she introduces herself to him as the writer of the serial Manasantha Nuvve. He feels happy that he can surprise her. Renu visits their home and she becomes a good family friend.

When Venu comes to know that Renu is Anu, Anu's father threatens him to forget his daughter otherwise he will spoil his sister's marriage. He agrees to his proposal and rejects Anu by lying that he is in love with Renu and is not waiting for and not loving Anu. Anu is sad. On the day of Venu's sister's marriage, Anu finds out that Venu knows that Renu is Anu and that her father is the reason for their breakup and spoils her own marriage with a minister's son. Anu now rushes to Venu. Venu goes into a coma, he recuperates from the coma after listening to the alarm sound given by Anu in their childhood and the couple unites. The couple's family and friends agree with their love. V. N. Aditya, who earlier assisted directors like Jayanth C. Paranjee and Singeetham Srinivasa Rao made his directorial debut with this film. M. S. Raju said that he did this film with new director and a new actor as per the recommendation of S. Gopal Reddy after the dud of Deviputrudu; the soundtrack consists of 8 songs. All were composed by R. P. Patnaik.

The song "Tuneega Tuneega" became a massive hit. It was taken from the Malayalam movie Pranayavarnangal; the original song "Kannadi Koodum Kootti" was composed by Vidyasagar. Co-incidentally same track was reused by Vidyasagar himself as "Mainave" in its Tamil remake Thithikudhe. All the tracks were huge chartbusters; the track "Kita Kita Talupulu", sung by Chithra, with lyrics by Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry was a huge hit and became an evergreen song. R. P. Patnaik, while speaking about this song, said that "The high pitched notes in the song sung in apt perfection by Chithra, is hard to reproduce by any other singer; the range Chithra possessed in the song can only be sung by a male singer with difficulty". All tracks are written by Hindi songs. With Manasantha Nuvve, Uday Kiran had scored back-to-back successes along with Chithram and Nuvvu Nenu. V. N. Aditya became a popular director and has given successful films like Sreeram and Nenunnanu. Manasantha Nuvve on IMDb

The Olympian

The Olympian is a newspaper based in Olympia, Washington, in the United States. Olympia was home to the first newspaper to be published in modern-day Washington, The Columbian, which published its first edition on September 11, 1852; the Olympian started in 1860 as a weekly paper. It was founded by John Miller Murphy, its first issue was released on November 17, 1860; the paper became The Daily Olympian in February 1889. Many people in Olympia still refer to The Olympian by its former name, or as "The Daily O." The Daily Olympian and another Olympia newspaper, The Daily Recorder, merged in 1928. The Daily Olympian moved from its original home, on Legion Way and Washington Street, to the Capitol Press Building at the corner of Capitol Way and State Avenue; the Gannett Company purchased The Daily Olympian in 1971 and shortened its name to The Olympian in 1982. The Olympian moved to its current location at 111 Bethel Street in 1972. In September 2005, The Olympian was traded by Gannett Company, Inc. along with the Bellingham and Boise newspapers, to Knight Ridder in exchange for the Tallahassee Democrat.

The Olympian now shares much of its operations—including printing—with The News Tribune, a McClatchy newspaper located in Tacoma. However, the newspaper's editor and reporters still work out of the Olympia office on Bethel Street. In June 2017, The Olympian announced that it would move to an office in downtown Olympia, on the corner of Legion Way and Franklin Street; the building on Bethel Street will soon be occupied by the Olympia School District. History of Olympia TheOlympian.com Official mobile website

Encyclopedia of Mathematics (James Tanton)

Encyclopedia of Mathematics is a 2005 encyclopedic reference work by American author James Tanton, published by Facts-on-File of New York. The book has over 1000 entries, which discuss various concepts, definitions and theorems that pertain to mathematics; the book contains six essays that discuss the various branches of mathematics and their history. Booklist praised the book as a useful "basic resource for students who wish to have a better understanding of simple or not-so--simple mathematical concepts" and the School Library Journal called the encyclopedia "comprehensive". "Thinking Mathematics! A resource for teachers and students". "About the founder". St. Mark’s Institute of Mathematics. St. Mark's School. Archived from the original on 2012-09-02

Tim Couzens

Tim Couzens was a South African literary and social historian, travel writer. He was educated at Durban High School, Rhodes University, the University of the Witwatersrand, he won a number of awards for his works, was employed in the Graduate School for Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Couzens authored 16 distinct works and was involved in the publication of Nelson Mandela's "Conversations With Myself". In mid October 2016 Couzens suffered a severe head injury from a fall causing a brain haemorrhage, he fell into a coma and died on October 26. The Return of the Amasi Bird: Black South African Poetry 1891-1981, co-edited with Essop Patel The New African: A Study of the Life and Work of H. I. E. Dhlomo Tramp Royal: The True Story of Trader Horn A new edition of Sol Plaatje's Mhudi with Murder at Morija: Faith and Tragedy on an African Mission Battles of South Africa 1993 Alan Paton Award